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Head of Finance - Arabic speaker, Iraq rotation

  • Job reference: 921066
  • Location: Iraq
  • Salary: bens
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Head of Finance/CFO
  • Date posted: 09/08/2018

Head of Finance is required for an upstream oil and gas company based in Iraq.

The successful Head of Finance will ideally be experienced in the Middle East market and speak Arabic due to external stakeholder liaison.

The work rotation is 4 weeks on and 2 weeks off and provides - Tickets, accommodation, medical for employee and family as well as life insurance. .

Head of Finance

Manage the effective development and implementation of processes and methodologies pertaining to financial analysis, budget planning and cost accounting in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of planning and forecasting of financial resources and ensure timely identification and solutions for financial performance inadequacies.

  • Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures
  • People Management
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Financisl Control
  • Management Reporting
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Financial MIS and Reporting
  • Health, Security, Safety and Environment

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's in Accounting or Finance
* Fully qualified accountant (CPA/CMA/ CFA or equivalent)

Minimum Experience
* 8-10 plus years of experience in the upstream Oil & Gas financial operations

Job-Specific Skills
* Good understanding and knowledge of IFRS/GAAP accounting standards specifically related to Oil & Gas activities. Good knowledge of ORACLE/SAP ERPs platforms
* E&P finance/accounting sector experience
* Joint Venture accounting knowledge
* Knowledge of financial instruments
* Strong understanding of IFRS and Stock Exchange requirements
* High analytical capability
* Financial Planning and Budgeting
* Risk Analysis and Management
* Regulatory and Compliance awareness
* Good planning and Project management skills
* Economic analysis and modeling skills
* Planning and resource allocation skills
* Good communication and presentation skills
* Good interpersonal skills.


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.