Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1776
Date Posted:Apr 10, 2018
Closing Date:Apr 24, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU):

Job Summary:

The Finance Manager will be based in Kabul will report to the Director. The Finance Manager will be responsible in providing leadership in the overall financial management of AREU operations. He will ensure financial compliance with donor regulations and reporting requirements as well as review monthly financial reports, identify compliance issues, assist in budget preparation and monitor actual expenses.
Specific responsibilities include:

Financial Accounting

Financial management

Closing Fiscal year

Working on Annual Tax Return to MoF

Budgeting/Budget tracking

Financial Reporting to respected donors

Reconciliation of accounts/supporting documents compliance with IFRSs/ISA system

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

General responsibilities include:

Supervise accountancy procedures: Filing of documents, allocation of expenses, vouchers registration, balance checking, etc.; Verify and compile monthly accounts from each base; Communicate accounts on a monthly basis; Manage the presentation, circulation, filing and archiving of accounting and financial documents in conformity with AREU procedures;

Treasury: Open/close bank accounts on the authority of the Director; oversee the management of bank accounts: Follow up transfers, check balances, check authorized signatures;

Supervise the management of safes and cash: Available amount, balance checks, security instructions; Assess monthly cash-flow needs for projects and ensure fund availability; Manage money transfers, advances and amounts in circulation, whilst defining payment procedures (bank transfer, cheque, cash etc.);

Commitment of expenditure: Set up and formalize procedures for the commitment of expenditure, conform to AREU procurement guidelines: Ensure that signatures of authorized staff members are collected; Ensure that procedures are adhered to in terms of contracts and payments; Ensure that proofs of purchase are valid (contracts, orders, bills, invoices, delivery receipts etc);

Develop budgets for project proposals according to AREU/project needs and Donor requirements; draft financial reports (mid-term and final) respecting contractual deadlines; Respect and follow Donor procedures for each Grant agreement in terms of financial reporting.

Monitor and follow up compliance of budget: Develop tables necessary for financial monitoring and for budget follow up within the organization; Analyse gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses; Anticipate financial risks; Calculate and provide AREU Project Managers and Director with the monthly operating and project costs analyses;

Manage AREU Reserve Funds in accordance to the AREU procedures. Prepare periodical financial reports for the AREU board with the cooperation of Director. Be focal point of any financial matters for the Board and for the AREU management team.

Draft the structure and ToRs of the finance department according to the organization development; Oversee the work of the team and undertake appraisals of directly supervised colleagues; Ensure the training and capacity building for finance team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department; Enhance Internal financial and accounting procedures and develop relevant management procedures within the team; Facilitate improvement of information flows within the department and with other departments;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


At least five years accounting/financial management experience with non-profit International NGOs.

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or any other relevant fields is required. Master Degree in relevant field is highly preferred.

Good spoken and written Dari, Pashto and English skills

Knowledge of computers MS-Office, Office Automation including (SAGE ACCPAC and QuickBooks Accounting Software)

Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

Strong administrative/office management skills;

Highly organized and detail-oriented.

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