Finance Manager

  General Directorate Programs Design and Management
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1429
Date Posted:Mar 23, 2010
Reference:AUWSSC/925/IDA/IC
Closing Date:Mar 31, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About General Directorate Programs Design and Management:

 

Job Summary:

Under the General Manager authority, AUWSSC Financial Manager is in charge of all financial matters including Finance, Budgeting, Accounting and Customer Service. The Financial Manager will also handle administrative issues associated with the functioning of the AUWSSC. The Financial Manager will receive guidance and support from an international Senior Financial Advisor and will work closely with the Special Disbursement Unit, Treasury Department and the Development Budget and External Relations Unit, Budget Department in the Ministry of Finance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The corporate level and project level tasks that the Financial Manager shall be responsible are:

At the corporate level, the Financial Manager shall:
1. Oversee revenue and expenditures of AUWSSC.
2. Prepare AUWSSC annual financial statements.
3. Update the financial analysis of AUWSSC operations and the level of working capital required.
4. Prepare AUWSSC recurrent and development budgets.
5. Manage the financial assistance to SBUs, including cross-subsidies as may be required.
6. Responsible for the preparation of tax forms that apply to AUWSSC such as wage withholding tax (monthly basis), business receipt tax (quarterly basis) and income tax (annual basis).
7. Administer the payroll and any related medical insurances, pension benefits, other benefits, etc.
8. Handle disbursement, financial reporting and financial audits.
As part of AUWSSC’s responsibility of implementing ARTF and IDA funded Urban Water Sector Project, the Financial Manager shall:
1. Implement computerized financial management by rolling out selected software for accounting and billing and collection in a harmonized manner throughout the 6 SBUs.
2. Contribute to the initial review of the AUWSSC performance objectives and financial assistance requirements by updating the commercial and financial elements of the financial analysis of AUWSSC operations.
3. Prepare claims for advance payment of financial support under the project on a quarterly basis (within 1 month).
4. Manage various project elements, such as: purchasing of software (for accounting, billing and collection) and audits (on an annual basis for the corporate, and a semi-annual basis for the project).
5. Interact with the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance for the annual Financial Statements audit by the Internal Audit Department of the same Ministry and the Auditor General’s Office (CAO). External audit of the project accounts by the CAO will include an assessment of: (a) accounting and internal control systems, (b) documentation for transactions, and (c) eligibility of expenditures.
6. Prepare interim, un-audited financial reports (FMRs) for the project on a quarterly basis, detailing: (a) the sources and uses of funds by disbursement category and project component, (b) the physical progress, and (c) the status of procurement activities.
7. Reconcile project expenditures with the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance on a monthly and annual basis.
8. Update the financial management manual (FMM) dated July 29, 2005 detailing: (a) internal control systems and procedures, (b) roles and responsibilities of FM staff in the corporation, (c) support and hand over from the FM advisors/consultants.

Job Requirement:

The candidate must be an Afghan National, fluent in English with a working knowledge of Dari and/or Pashtoo. The minimum qualifications, skills and experiences required for this position are as follows.
1. Masters and/or bachelor degree in finance and/or accounting and corporate finance, with a degree in business administration and/or a chartered accountant being an added advantage.
2. Ten years of experience in financial management and accounting, including budget preparation and monitoring. Specific experience in administration of public utilities and their commercial operations would be an added advantage.
3. Good communication and presentation skills.
4. Previous working or living experience in Afghanistan would be an added advantage.
5. Ability to coordinate government and donor activities in the financial field.
6. Ability to coordinate and harmonize the activities of the Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of major cities and operate in a decentralized environment.
7. Proficiency in computer skills would be necessary. Proficiency in accounting, billing and collection software packages would be an added advantage.

4. Payment Package:
Payment is negotiable and will depend on qualification and experience of the candidate.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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