Job Information Finance Officer NGO Information
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Contact Email
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Contract Duration 12 Months
Governorate Erbil
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-05-16
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel 25%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-05-16
Deadline Date 2019-05-30
[Erbil,Iraq ]

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, whose mission is to promote the Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, human rights, and to address the humanitarian needs of the residents of the region. SEED works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Finance Officer

SEED is seeking a Finance Officer to work in SEED’s office in Erbil with occasional travel to other sites within KRI. The Finance Officer will be responsible for a variety of tasks and duties assigned as per the scope of work.


Record daily cash transactions in SEED accounting software system.

Ensure that all budgets are coded and set up in QuickBooks.

Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register is maintained and contains all relevant finance information

Maintain accurate records for the disbursement of cash and ensure that the cashbook is kept up to date for all cash payments.

Maintain a list of outstanding advances and ensure that all procedures over advances are strictly adhered to the SEED Policies.

Ensure there are adequate cash resources in the office to cover all planned activities and request cash when required.

Collect cash from bank and be SEED Foundation’s representative for day-to-day banking activities/requests.

Review all paperwork provided prior to writing cheques and making the payments.

Responsible for the disbursement of cash in accordance with SEED Foundation’s procedures.

Communication with Finance Manager and Senior Finance Officer; ensure receipt of timely financial and progress reports.

Maintain and implement good working knowledge of all project budgets.

Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by supervisor.

Review and prepare bank transfers and payroll transfers.

Ensure weekly and month end cash counts are carried out and adequately approved as per SEED Foundation’s procedures.

Ensure full understanding of and adherence to SEED Foundation’s procedures.

Ensure adequate referencing and filing of paperwork.

Implement applicable SEED Foundation, donor and country laws regulations.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Essential criteria

Finance / Accounting Degree

Previous work experience in NGO’s in finance role.

Two or more years of accounting or bookkeeping experience, including experience with double-entry accounting

Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel

Familiarity with computerized, double-entry accounting software

Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail

Excellent oral and written English skills and Arabic language skill


How To Apply

To Apply

Please e-mail the following in one PDF to using “Finance Officer “and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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