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About DAI

DAI is implementing the USAID funded program Afghan Women in the Economy (WIE) across the five major population centers in the regional economic zones (Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Jalalabad and Kandahar) in Afghanistan. The objective of this project is to enable Afghan women to increase their participation in the mainstream, formal economy by securing employment with advancement potential and by helping women-owned businesses grow.

Job Summary

The Accountant will play a pivotal role in assuring adherence to financial policies, project policies and procedures, regulations, controls, and reporting systems. The Field Accountant will provide accounting and financial analysis support to the project office and will ensure submission of financial reports based on internal deadlines. This position will ensure compliance of all accounting and financial reporting functions. Responsible for recording costs and day to day general accounting, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, risk management, managing partner relationships, assuring all backup documentation is audit ready, and troubleshooting accounting issues. S/he, in coordination with the other members of the finance and accounting team, is responsible for managing all financial transactions related to the project

Job Details

Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 Reference: DAI/WIE
Closing Date: 24 Apr 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 1 Month

Duties and Responsibilities

Cash Management
• Initiates wire requests for field project implementation in accordance with DAI schedule.
• Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
• Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System (FAS) or FERs on a daily basis.
• Ensures the safeguard of bank checks, cash receipts, and petty cash.
• Receive and verify suppliers’ and consultants’ invoices along with justification documents.
• Verify expenses for accuracy and project accounting codes.
• Ensures accurate and timely processing of invoices, advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments.
• Upload the FERs based on DAI’s schedule.
• Performs monthly bank reconciliations and routinely monitors bank account balances.
• Compiles backup documentation for all project related transactions, and ensures completeness and appropriate review and approvals are documented.
• Maintain an accurate filing of payment vouchers and other financial documents and perform regular spot audits on project’s financial files.
• Ensure backup documentation is scanned and uploaded to relevant system according to set deadlines.
Salary Calculation and Disbursal
• Ensure that the employee profiles are up to date.
• Processes timely and accurate payroll payments for the office and ensures leave balances, and payroll taxes are accurate.
• Ensure that salary is disbursed, payroll is recorded in the accounting system, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
• Tracks and monitors leave balances and liability payments.
• Reviews employment agreement and modifications and updates salary calculations based on local and company requirements.
• Ensures staff compliance with timekeeping policy and procedures.
• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
Travel Advances & Reimbursements
• Work with the Finance Manager to approve and distribute travel advance amounts based on WIE’s travel advance policy.
• Audits travel requests and expense reports for accuracy and compliance.
• Follows procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel.
• Reviews and monitors outstanding advances report by paying close attention to advances that have not been settled after 30 days of issuance.
• The position reports to the Finance Manager


University Degree

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

To apply: Please send you CV & Covering letter to below email address and include Accountant in the subject line of the application

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