Finance Advisor

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 655
Date Posted:Jul 31, 2021
Closing Date:Aug 4, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:NTA, Grade B
Years of Experience:12 - 17 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Hawk Vision :


Hawk Vision-Afghanistan is a registered and an ISO: 2015 certified firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hawk Vision operates in the consulting and engineering industries providing wide-range of services to clients across the country and outside. As a leading professional service provider, Hawk Vision has been engaged in the provision of multi-sector services including rural development, awareness campaigns, capacity building & training, HRD, women empowerment, survey and research, monitoring and evaluation, engineering and management information system.

Job Summary:

Hawk Vision is implementing the USAID funded project titled Financial and Operational Capacity Building (FOCB). The project aims to build the capacity of a higher education institute's staff in advanced financial management system. Therefore, we are looking for a Financial Management Advisor to review the current financial system of the Afghan Higher Education Institute. The incumbent will conduct a comprehensive assessment in order to identify gaps and improve shortcomings of Finance capacity of HEI’s current system by providing classroom and on-the-job training.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct baseline assessment of current financial policies and SOPs’ of HEI.
  • Conduct in-person interview with HEI’s staff based on findings.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with HEI’s staff and track their daily activities.
  • Plan, organize and conduct training courses for HEI’s finance department staff on different aspects of financial management.
  • Develop an accounting manual through a consultative process and train program staff to adopt an effective accounting and financial monitoring system.
  • Establish electronic, as well as a manual, filing system to maintain accurate and updated accounting records and documents, including all transaction vouchers, ledgers, bank statements, agreements, receipts, etc.
  • Apply all account cycle statement
  • Advise and support finance staff to integrate financial procedures and systems and develop and track program progress and management performance.
  • Conduct on-the-job-training and practical workshops on the development of financial plans and the preparation of annual budgets.
  • Build the finance team’s capacity to develop financial reports for designated departments.
  • Support the establishment and implementation of an effective Financial Monitoring Reporting mechanism.
  • Build the finance team’s capacity to prepare various financial statements and financial reports on a time-bound basis.
  • Advise the Finance Team on the preparation and processing of financial forms on a timely basis to avoid any delays.
  • Assist in establishing a professional financial management and accounting database system for the department, especially in managing the accounting system according to best practices.
  • Manage and maintain afghan tax and taxation law.
  • Submit a report package to line supervisor/COP quarterly before quarterly meeting, package should include the followings:
  • A complete package of internal financial statements;
  • The current cash position report;
  • Aged accounts receivable and accounts payable listings;
  • List of any/all receivables recommended for write-off;
  • All proposed policies, manuals or standard operating procedures requiring senior management approval;
  • Latest reports issued intended to provide the management with clear and transparent information to clearly assess all progress made by the HEI.
  • Provide regular technical assistance, couching and mentoring to HEI’s finance department.
  • Deliver presentations to HEI’s Management on finance related issues.
  • Submit a written report on the assessment financial system of HEI to line supervisor.
  • Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly progress reports against the HEI’s progress and adherence to the baseline assessment and action plans to correct identified deficiencies.
  • To develop organizational policy and strategy and implement them across the HEI’s finance department.
  • Perform any other assigned tasks by Supervisor and COP.

Job Requirement:

  • Master degree in relevant field with at least 12 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience as embedded advisor at USAID funded projects, UN funded and the Afghan Ministries will be given a high priority.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting software.
  • Capability to explain complex financial information simply and clearly.
  • A target-driven mindset
  • Ability to develop policy, strategy, plans, SOPs and manuals.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft office, MS Excel, Power Point
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness to be flexible in work-hours at times.
  • Should be fluent in English, and local languages.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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