Accountant, Foreign Affairs Institutional Reform

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 259
Date Posted:Jan 19, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 17, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Management Systems International (MSI):


Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Project/Proposal Summary:
FAIR is a major USAID program to help improve the structure and capacity of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The project consists of organizational development, institutional reform, improving human resource management, foreign policy analysis, and operational and information technology in support of the ministry and its links to embassies and consulates abroad.

Position Summary:
The Accountant will support the project’s financial and accounting activities. He/she will work closely with the Director of Administration and Finance to ensure accurate and efficient accounting systems and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Prepare vouchers for cash disbursements including reviewing receipts and documenting according to MSI policies;
• Work with the Director of Administration and Finance to prepare payroll for staff, including timesheets review for approvals;
• Enter data into QuickBooks and ensure periodic communication with MSI’s home office;
• Prepare the monthly cash and bank reconciliation statements, to be reviewed and approved by the Director of Administration and Finance and the COP;
• Maintain filing system and prepare monthly financial reports;
• Prepare checks, bank/cash/journal vouchers, and per diem for staff;
• Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Administration and Finance.

Job Requirement:

• University degree in accounting, financial management, or other related field;
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in accounting and bookkeeping with an international organization;
• Excellent command of computer software, especially QuickBooks;
• Fluency in Pashto, Dari and English is highly desired;

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Afghan citizenship will be considered.

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