Accounting Supervisor

  Quest Financial Services
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 549
Date Posted:Sep 7, 2019
Closing Date:Sep 25, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Quest Financial Services:


Quest Financial Services is an accounting company based in Kabul, Afghanistan, providing professional financial services to international organizations and Afghan businesses. Led by an American CPA and staffed by qualified Afghans, the Quest team combines international best practices with local Afghan knowledge to provide a comprehensive set of accounting and tax services. Quest Financial Services specializes in outsourced accounting services, tax advisory and compliance, financial system implementation, and training.

Job Summary:

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-9 nine ACCA papers passed plus at least 3 years of experience in the field of accounting or financial management. We seek someone who is loyal, honest, hardworking, willing to learn, and interested in a long-term career with Quest as a professional accountant. We are expecting to hire at the Supervisor level with an intent to train and prepare the candidate to be a Manager in the future. 

Skills Required:

Accounting Financial Systems

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

·        3-5 years of experience in accounting, taxation, or financial management

·        Seeks long-term career as professional accountant

·        Loyal, honest, hardworking, and willing to learn

·        Professional in manners and appearance

·        Dari: great reading, writing, and verbal skills required

·        English: good reading, writing, and verbal skills required

·        Pashto: preferred but not required

·        Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks

·        Strong working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word

·        Knowledge of Afghan tax law

·        Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of competing priorities and multiple deadlines

·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·        Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Accounting Supervisor is responsible to manage client engagements with minimal assistance from the Financial Manager, delivering excellent services and supervising lower-level staff. Specific responsibilities include:


1.     Portfolio & Client Relationship Management – 15%

a.     Supervise client engagements and implement work plans.

b.     Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, communicating with them on a regular basis.

c.      Oversee the technical work and take initiative and responsibility to solve problems or challenging situations as they arise.

d.     Review and approve client invoices, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of billings and collections.

2.     Personnel Management – 10%

a.     Help to hire and effectively train lower level staff.

b.     Provide line management by directing and reviewing work and providing assistance as needed.

c.      Prepare and perform quarterly performance reviews.

d.     Supervise and train the staff of Quest’s clients, as appropriate, and contribute to their professional development.

3.     Technical Work – 75%

a.     Create systems and processes for all work, documenting them in Quest’s Manuals or in client process documents.

b.     Create and implement new Chart of Accounts and QuickBooks company files.

c.      Design internal controls that balance the need for both accountability and efficiency.

d.     Develop cash management systems including cash planning, cash handling, cash counts and reconciliations, and cashflow reporting.

e.     Customize finance manuals to reflect the policies and procedures needed by the respective client.

f.       Create payroll systems that enable timely and accurate payment of salaries with the proper tax withholdings.

g.     Prepare and submit timely, accurate, and actionable financial reports for Quest, clients, donors, and government ministries.

h.     Prepare written narrative reports and memos in English.

i.       Advise clients on how to comply with the tax laws of Afghanistan and prepare and file client tax returns as needed.

j.       Review client accounting records and help clean up the books.

k.      Training clients in the various skills necessary to keep their financial system running properly.

l.       Work as an outsourced Finance Manager for clients as needed. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, or a related field and 3-9 ACCA papers passed

Job Keywords:

Finance, Accounting
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