|Date Posted:||Jul 20, 2020|
|Closing Date:||Jul 31, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per company salary scaleAF|
|Years of Experience:||3 - 5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
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.
We are looking for someone with a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-9 nine ACCA papers passed plus at least 3-5 years of experience in the field of accounting or financial management consulting. We seek someone who is loyal, honest, hardworking, willing to learn, and interested in a long-term career with Quest as a professional accountant
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. Perform engagement manager responsibilities (as defined in Quest’s Operations Manual) for assigned contracts.
b. Fully implement all aspects of Quest’s Operations Manual.
c. Utilize strong relational skills in order to handle client interaction and maintain healthy relationships.
d. Communicate with clients frequently and effectively in English and local languages.
e. Actively contribute towards engagements managed by superiors, reducing their workload as much as possible.
2. Personnel Management – 10%
a. Hire and effectively train lower level staff, continuously instilling and reinforcing Quest’s core values.
b. Provide line management by directing and reviewing work and providing assistance as needed.
c. Provide continuous feedback to direct reports including quarterly performance reviews.
d. Actively contribute to the professional and career growth of direct reports.
e. 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 without reminders from others.
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.
m. Develop structural and customized solutions for client problems though evaluation of the big picture and thorough analysis of possible options.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, or a related field and 3-9 ACCA papers passed
· 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