Finance Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1663
Date Posted:Jul 4, 2018
Reference:775/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD
Closing Date:Jul 17, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About ASERD/MRRD:

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was established to develop and implement programs promoting responsible social and financial growth in rural areas, primarily in the non-farm sector. It has employees in all 34 Provinces of Afghanistan, and delivers a wide range of programs funded both by the Ministry itself and the International Community. MRRD aims to reduce poverty amongst the approximately 80% of Afghans who live in rural areas by implementing a made-in-Afghanistan “Pro-Poor” growth strategy which calls upon the government and civil society to address the macro economic constraints, the small size of the formal private sector, and the realities of rural poverty in order to implement realistic poverty reduction and development strategies. These strategies are developed within the broader context of the interim Afghan National Development Strategy (i-ANDS), the roadmap the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOA) is following as it works towards achieving the UN’s Millennium Development and Afghan Compact goals. MRRD has six (6) Programs. For more information please refer to the following web site http://www.mrrd.gov.af

Job Summary:

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Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Prepare daily expenses vouchers and process them;
Record financial transactions using accounting software application package;
Maintain proper supporting documents for all financial related data and implement easy access filing system;
Reconciles bank accounts and compares bank balances with books on a monthly basis;
Preparing monthly payroll in coordination with Human Resources Unit and FM;
Generate payments requests and coordinates signing of requests;
Maintain and cash flow project statement, and alert finance and program teams on shortfalls and over-expenditures;
Assist in the preparation of program budgets to support strategic planning activities;
Maintain accounting records to be able to prepare and reconcile Qatia with MoF;
Supports, trains and mentors field office Finance Staff;
Prepare all financial reports. Assist the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts ensuring timely and accurate reports to ASERD/BDEP management and Donors;
Assist Establishes a financial management system to be utilized by the various Provincial offices in the field to ensure timely and accurate management of project funds;
Provide support and for the MIS Finance database/accounting software related issues and undertake the data input process to ensure generation of accurate and timely financial reports;
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Knowledge/Experience

Experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs;
At least 4 years of accounting experience within Government, International NGOs, and or, UN Agencies;
Proven knowledge and experience to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and accounting software applications such as Sun System, Peachtree, QuickBooks;
Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.



Qualifications/Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance;
Excellent accounting skills
Good skills using accounting software applications;
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet use).
Full working knowledge of English, and Dari and Pashto languages
Ability to critically review and improve financial management and expenditure monitoring systems to increase accountability;
Familiarity with Management Information Systems (MIS) like Free Balance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.



Abilities

Ability to work in a high pressure environment;
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member
Professionalism in appearance and demeanor; and
Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.



REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the ASERD/BDEP program director and accountable to the MRRD finance Directorate.

Reports to the Finance and Budgeting Manager and accountable to the Programme Senior Management.

Job Keywords:

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