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Internal Control Manager


About FINCA Afghanistan

The Mission of FINCA Afghanistan is to provide financial services to the lowest-income entrepreneurs, so they can create jobs build assets and improve their standard of living.FINCA International is one of the world's leading micro finance institutions, provides financial services to more than One Million clients through 23 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East and South Asia (MESA)

FINCA Afghanistan has over 350 employees and among one of the leading Microfinance providers in the country with its Islamic and enterprise friendly products. It is rapidly growing and is currently operating in Kabul, North and West Regions.

Job Summary

The Internal Control Manager will work under the structure of Internal Control Manager and Compliance Department FINCA Afghanistan. S/He assists the Management to improve and protect the viability of FINCA activities through assisting affiliate to create and maintain a strong internal control environment including compliance testing for all operation and administration functions. The ICM will monitor control activities and recommend corrective actions, through the management of two functional areas: methodology and compliance, and performance of other internal control activities.

Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 Reference: FA-KBL-HQ-153
Closing Date: 26 Oct 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Banking Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o Conduct analysis of operations of the affiliate to identify risks and make recommendations for preventive actions such as:
 Portfolio/personnel rotations
 System of red flags
 Exceptional transaction reports
o Investigate internal audit observations and assist management to prepare responses in a timely manner.
o Timely investigation, analysis, and reporting of compliance issues which can negatively affect the company operation and image.
o If fraud or negligence occurs, detect violations at an early stage, thus limiting damage to immaterial amounts.
o Conduct analysis of the reasons and circumstance that lead to the fraud/negligence, provide the affiliate management recommendations on the changes needed to protect company from such incidents.
o Manage evaluation of the possible risks for the proposed new procedures, set up and manage internal controls during implementation of new procedure for the new products, functions and other changes to affiliate operations.
o Ensure smooth and successful preparation and execution of internal control onsite review program.
o Periodic visits to branches along with onsite review team to access internal controls.
o Maintenance of different records and MIS pertains to compliance department.
o Provide feedback and suggestion to improve the design, implementation and effectiveness of internal controls.
o Preparation of reports with consultation of compliance head for onward presentation to senior management.
o Provide full support as well as guidance to other units as well as branches for rectifications of audit observations.
o Training of staff.
o Ensure a perfect environment for team work and best place of work.
o Work as a leader as well as team player and evolve as a candidate to achieve a higher level of assignment.
o Strong liaison with the entire department for smooth execution of regulatory and external audits.
o Assist Head of compliance for supervision and management of day to day activities of compliance Function.
o Any other responsibilities assigned by Line Manager.

o Assist the ICM to develop annual Compliance function work plan in collaboration with F/I IC Manager and Regional IC Manager.
o Develop and manage evaluation and reporting process for ICIs.
o Manage timely control activities for Internal Control Department based on the approved Work Plan and requests from affiliate management.
o Supervise and monitor professional performance of affiliate Internal Controls staff.
o Create Internal Control functional procedures to ensure sufficient risk-management and efficiency.
o Analyze existing Internal Control functional procedures for adequacy and modify as necessary.
o Ensure compliance of affiliate Internal Control functional activities with the Charter/bylaws of the affiliate; FINCA and affiliate policies, procedures, plans and agreements; decisions of affiliate governing bodies as well as headquarter and regional office supervisors.
o Maintain regular and timely coordination with regional office, headquarters, and governing bodies.


Knowledge & Education:
-University Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Management or equivalent qualification.
-Candidates with additional qualification/certification in Risk Management, Compliance/AML/KYC & Internal controls will be preferred
-Afghan Nationals only eligible.

Job Skills:
- Fluency in Pashto, Dari and English languages; both written and spoken
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication and training skills
- Strong business management and negotiating skills
- Excellent technical report writing skills and computer literacy
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Strong knowledge of banking/Microfinance operations and controlling mechanisms
- Ability to Travel inside & outside Afghanistan

- Minimum 5 years of experience in best-practice risk and internal control management such as internal audit, independent audit, compliance, risk management in Financial/ Banking/Microfinance sectors. Preference will be given having experience in Microfinance Sector
- Minimum 2 years of experience as a Manager, supervising the team of not less than 3 direct reports

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Administrative

Submission Guideline

All interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV along with application letter also please mention the position title and Vacancy number clearly in the subject line of your email (FA-KBL-HQ-153 Internal Control Manager ), otherwise your CV will not be considered for mentioned position. It is to mentioned that those CV"s Will consider who send Locally from mentioned province.

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