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Director of Finance and Administration


About Afghanistan Center for Excellence

Established in 2012 and headquartered in Kabul with regional offices in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, and Kandahar, the Afghanistan Center for Excellence (ACE) is an Afghan owned professional services company supporting national and international stakeholders from the public and private sectors in their quest to tackle pressing issues related to project management, capacity development and training, strategic advisory, monitoring and evaluation, and human resource management. The ACE team brings together decades of advisory, private sector, workforce development and project management experience in and outside of Afghanistan and implements projects in various thematic areas funded by donors such as the EU, UNDP, the World Bank (WBG), and USAID.

We are currently seeking Director of Finance and Administration who is able to spearhead and manage ACE internal (operations) and external (project financing and budgeting) finances, administration, procurement and HR. A cross-cutting position, the successful candidate should have specific financial expertise in the Afghan and international context while being familiar with budgeting, financial analysis, audit, development projects, project management, and client and stakeholder engagement.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Feb 2019 Reference: KBL-190201
Closing Date: 16 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and lead the Finance and Administration, Procurement and HR Team on a daily basis ensuring that the team performs at best
• Participate in senior management meetings and provide strategic guidance to the firm’s leadership with sufficient, accurate and timely financial analysis
• Conduct monthly, quarterly and annual cash inflow and outflow projections and advise the CEO for strategic decisions using the analysis
• Ensure that the accounts receivables are managed and conducted on time by processing the invoices and collecting on the invoices from clients in a timely manner
• Hold monthly sessions with the team and build the team’s capacity in finance, HR, Administration and procurement
• Develop budgets for the financial portion ofproject proposals and assist the Business Development Manager by submitting the proposal budget on time
• Work with the Project Coordinators/Project Managers to ensure that the approved budget, payment schedule, financial reporting and other financial plans of the project are implemented according to the signed contract with the client
• Provide financial information to description and prepare financial reports that will be attached to the invoices while billing clients
• Provide trainings in Finance, Audit, Administration and HR to beneficiaries in cases where ACE bids for and wins such projects
• Prepare ACE for tax filing on a monthly basis and ensure that ACE clears its taxes with MoF on an annual basis
• Announce external audits and host the audit to ensure that ACE undergoes a clean annual statutory audit
• Review the policies of HR, Finance, Procurement and Administration and with assistance from the CEO update all the policies, procedures, policies and templates
• Conduct internal control measures ensuring transparent, accurate and compliant financial and management control system
• Attend project negotiation and contracting meetings with clients and negotiate contracts in favor of ACE

We will balance and adjust the above activities as needed, however the candidate should be able to multi-task and balance multiple, competing priorities.


Education and Competency
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance/MS in Accounting/ACCA/Master of
Commerce (M-Com)
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting with 7 years of relevant work experience
• Auditing experience and Financial Analysis experience will be a plus
• Knowledge of Afghan tax law/procedures will be a plus
• High level of MS Excel knowledge is required
• Quickbook knowledge is required

• At least 5 years demonstrated experience in financial management, preferably in the development field
• Experience with project management finances preferred

• Fluency in English, Pashto/Dari (written and oral) is required

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

Applicants are required to submit the following documentation to submission email to support their application no later than the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Cover letter to include a brief overview about your interest, previous experiences and why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) including past experience in similar positions
• Contact information for at least 3 previous supervisors who can serve as references

Please mention position title and vacancy number in the subject line (Director of Finance and Administration KBL-190201) otherwise your application may not be considered. ACE is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

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