Finance Manager - (Female)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 388
Date Posted:May 15, 2019
Closing Date:May 26, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,English

About Zardozi :

Since its inception in 2006, Zardozi’s mission has been to address poverty and improve household livelihoods by providing support to Afghan women wishing to generate their own income through micro-business. Zardozi focuses on work with women with limited or no formal education. In the process of engaging in local markets, Zardozi also aims to influence and expand market systems to be more inclusive to women workers in the informal economy, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s business sector.

In recent years, Zardozi has made important contributions in understanding of informal and sectoral markets and the actual and potential contribution made by women in Afghanistan. Both this research and Zardozi’s market experience and engagement have enabled the programme to achieve significant empowerment gains for the women with whom it works (‘clients’, to use Zardozi’s standard term).

More recently, Zardozi has begun to focus directly on women’s economic empowerment (WEE), taking advantage of, and contributing to, the rapidly developing global understanding of the wider socio-economic gains to be made through WEE, and of the challenges in achieving it in Afghanistan.

In the short term, Zardozi aims to target primarily women in families below the poverty line who are interested in earning and managing their own income through a micro-business. Zardozi seeks to meet the needs of women with special needs such as female-headed households, war widows and the disabled. Men are also included in programme activities.

Zardozi’s focus is on economically empowering women in different provinces through training, supporting micro-enterprise start-ups and market access, with continuing support through women-only Community Business Centres operated on a fee-paying basis.

In the longer term, Zardozi supports empowered women to work collectively through a civil society organisation – Nisfe Jahan - that promotes the rights and protection of women and girls. Zardozi is providing administrative support, training and mentoring to enable Nisfe Jahan to become a more capable and self-sustaining body, able to support empowered women, including linking them to other civil society organisations and government agencies.

Zardozi operates from a main office in Kabul, shared with the Kabul Regional Office, and from offices in Herat, Mazar-I Sharif and Jalalabad. An office in Bamiyan is expected to open in 2018. Travel to all regional offices is a requirement of the task

Job Summary:

Finance Manager will be responsible for making sure that all transaction entered into QuickBooks properly, according to ZP chart of accounts and donor budget lines. Generating the monthly reports from QuickBooks for senior management and donor as well as preparing reports to MoF and MoE. 

Skills Required:

Quick Book SoftwareFinancial Reporting

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ demonstrated experience working in accounting and administration.


·        The ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability or willingness to deliver results, to meet assigned deadlines

consistently, and to do so to a high standard

·        The ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability to work in a culturally mixed environment

·        Management and team leadership ability

·        Having the required skill in general management

·        Writing and communication ability

Duties & Responsibilities:

o  Finance Manager will be responsible to make sure all financial data are entered into QuickBooks according to ZP chart of accounts and donor budget lines from all regional offices.

o  He/she will be responsible to generate monthly reports from QuickBooks for programme.

o  He/she will be responsible to generate monthly reports for each donor separately.

o  He/she needs to maintain proper and up to date filling system.

o  He/she will be responsible for all banking transactions and preparing bank payment vouchers.

o  He/she will be responsible for all bank and cash reconciliation at the end of each month.

o  He/she will be responsible for reconciling all payable and receivable accounts and making adjusting entries as JVs.

o  Preparing financial data for all Zardozi offices to be submitted to MoE and MoF and follow up with the ministries.

o  Preparing and reconciling monthly staff payroll based on banking payroll system.

o  Tracking of FXR on currency exchange and data entries.

o   Assist Chief of Finance in preparing Zardozi yearly and donor budgets.

o  Any other task assigned by Chief of Finance

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


A university degree is required, obtained from a university recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, and preferably in a relevant subject.

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Finance Manager - (Female)
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