Accountant

ACCOUNTANT

TERMS OF REFERENCE

INTRODUCTION

The Legal Clinic Network (LCN) is an Iraqi NGO supporting legal aid service delivery, awareness raising, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable Iraqis. The LCN is an umbrella organization of 31 registered Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs) that provide direct legal aid services nationwide through static legal clinics and mobile legal teams. The LCN members also provide awareness workshops on legal protection issues, specifically focusing on civil documentation and family law, as well as housing, land and property and administrative law.

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT SCOPE OF WORK

The Project Accountant is responsible for maintaining the budget, recording and reflecting fully, accurately, clearly and in a timely manner the funds that are allocated and the disbursements made to support project implementation, in accordance with the approved documents and the liquidation of expenditures on an annual and quarterly basis as well as upon project termination. The Project Accountant will ensure the use of standard financial and accounting procedures in line with UNHCR and Project Management Guidelines.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. a) Planning and budgeting:
  • Participate in preparation of annual and quarterly work plans.
  • Participate in quarterly work planning and progress reporting meetings with the Project Manager.
  • Assist the Project Finance Manager

  1. b) Accounting/Reporting:
  • Establish a robust project accounting system, including reporting and filling systems, in accordance with the project documents.
  • Maintain petty cash transactions, including writing receipts, preparing payment request forms, disbursement of cash and clearance of advances;
  • Manage banking transactions related to the project, including preparing bank transfer requests, submitting them to the bank, monitoring transfers and preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements and reporting;
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and maintain records on file;

  1. c) Control:
  • Monitor and ensure expenditure of project funding is made in accordance with funder procedures.
  • Check budget lines to ensure that all transactions are correctly booked to the correct budget lines.
  • Ensure documentation relating to payments are duly approved by the Programme Director.
  • Report any actual or potential financial issues to the Project Finance Manager and the Project Manager.
  • Monitor expenditure of petty cash and ensure records on file are up-to-date;
  • Continuously improve systems & procedures to enhance internal controls to satisfy audit requirements.
  • Maintain an inventory file to support purchases of all equipment/assets;
  • Undertake other relevant matters assigned by the Project Finance Manager and the Project Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree with knowledge in accounting, finance or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience in financial and accounting work, solid experience budgeting, planning and reporting on international funded projects. Working experience with NGO’s -funded project is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of administrative and accounting regulation and procedures of the government.
  • Good computer skills in common word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), and accounting software (QuickBooks)
  • Working English language skills in both writing and speaking.

Duration

One year starting tentatively from Aug 2017

 

Duty Station

Baghdad

 

Supervision

The Project Accountant will be supervised by the Finance Manager and the Project Manager

To Apply:

 

Please send a CV to j.abed@lcniq.org

Closing dates for applications is 7 August 2017.