Director of Finance and Operations

  SEAF-Afghan Growth Finance
  Afghanistan Unspecified 756
Date Posted:Jan 16, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 30, 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: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About SEAF-Afghan Growth Finance:


Small Enterprise Assistance Funds ("SEAF") is a global investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to businesses in emerging markets and those underserved by traditional sources of capital. SEAF’s Afghan Growth Finance (SEAF-AGF), a leading financial institution dedicated to the support and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Afghanistan

Job Summary:

Director of Finance and Operations
Reporting to the Managing Director, this position has overall responsibility for SEAF-AGF’s financial management and operations. The position allows the successful candidate to be part of the senior management team, interface with SEAF’s global DFO, and play a major role in the company’s continued development and expansion.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:
• Asset/Liability management- oversees the asset/liability management for the company. The DFO works closely with senior management to develop specific guidelines for asset/liability management.
• Financial planning -works closely with senior management and departmental heads to identify and drive appropriate growth strategy, financial analysis and due diligence to enable the company to reach its strategic goals
• Budgeting and forecasting -participates extensively in the strategic planning process and leads the budgeting and forecasting processes of the company. The DFO builds a strong financial discipline and accountability foundation for budgeting and forecasting. Works closely with SEAF global DFO and Controller on cash management for AGF.
• Profitability analysis and reporting
• Internal/external financial reporting- ensure that resources, internal controls, and financial processes exist to achieve timely and accurate reporting of all financial matters to internal and external parties. Works closely with SEAF HQ on the annual audit for AGF.
• Financial management- directs and coordinates the implementation of effective accounting and financial administration policies, procedures and reports to ensure sound financial management and control of the company.
• Ensure adequacy and appropriateness of the risk management methodologies and systems across the company to consistently meet best practices in the industry and prudential guidelines.
• Enhance the current risk control framework through formulation of policies/procedures and establish the mechanism to calculate, control and monitor enterprise risk.
• Review of operations, procedures and policies to comply with laws/prudential guidelines, assess optimal compliance and be in line with best industry practices.
• Review compliance audit results to implement processes/procedures to address risk mitigation effectively and expeditiously.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Required:
• Bachelors or Post graduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
• Minimum 5 years experience directly related to Accounting/Finance, preferrably in a financial service firm, commercial bank, or investment fund. At least 2 years must have been in managerial capacity.
• Fully functional with all aspects of financial and cost accounting, reporting, MIS, payroll and MS Excel.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Possess good presentation and organizational skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English. [Dari/Pashtu skills preferable]
• Chartered Accountant or similar accreditation preferred.

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