Financial Management Specialist

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 618
Date Posted:Feb 2, 2019
Reference:Ghani - Financial Management Specialist
Closing Date:Mar 1, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:15 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Ghani Consultancy Services:

Ghani Consultancy Services (GHANI) is a specialized international Management, Business, Engineering and research firm. We work with organizations aiming to deliver better results. Our extensive experience has made us capable of dealing with the complexity of business and development management. We specialize in multidisciplinary management solutions and enable our clients to achieve higher levels of development and sustain growth. We work with people at all levels of the organization building their capabilities and skills. We engage ourselves with the client, serving their best interest before ours.

Job Summary:

As the CPMO and/or PMU have limited experience in the implementation of ‘on-budget’ internationally financed development projects and has limited human resources to assign to the task of financial management from within their organization, it is proposed to provide a significant input
of a national specialist to establish the financial management mechanisms and operate the
same for the project. The terms of reference described below will be performed by the national
specialist who will assume responsibility for overall financial management and reporting. Most
of the inputs will be provided in the first three years of project implementation after which the
demand for such services will diminish because of the on-the-job training impact on local
CPMO permanent staff members. Candidates engaged for this position should be prepared to
mentor local counterpart staff in procurement procedures to build capacities within the CPMO.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

) Prepare a finance and accounting manual for the project. This will include
accounting policies and reporting requirements for ADB and government, annual
budgeting timeline and formats, accounting treatment of major transactions, internal
control system, chart and code of accounts to properly recognize assets, liabilities,
income, and expenditure and monthly, quarterly and annual reporting formats;
(ii) Advise on the procurement of suitable accounting software and hardware;
(iii) Set-up the accounting system and chart and accounts to accommodate all
categories of expenditure outlined in the Grant Agreement;
(iv) Train accounting staff in operations of the system, accounting policies, reporting
requirements, and internal controls;
(v) Monitor on an annual basis to ensure integrity of accounting information and
operation of internal controls;
(vi) Take overall responsibility of the operation of the system, integrity of data, and
internal controls. Ensure that internal controls are operating as intended;
(vii) Liaise with ADB, banks, auditors, and government institutions as required;
(viii) Prepare financial reports as required by the government and ADB on a monthly,
quarterly and annual basis for the overall project;
(ix) Be responsible for the preparation of Statements of Expenditure and Withdrawal
Applications for submission to ADB; and
(x) Other duties as required by the ISC team leader.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


The Financial Management Specialist will hold masters’ degree in finance,
management, or public administration and also hold professional membership of a
recognized accounting body.

S/he should have at least 15 years of professional experience in government or the
private sector and ideally have experience working on donor funded projects.

The specialist must be able to demonstrate the necessary skills to establish project accounts to an international standard with the chart of accounts to be ratified by ADB
and operated on an approved international accounting package with double entry book
keeping. S/he should have experience in computerized accounting software program.

Job Keywords:

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