Finance Officer

  Aga Khan Foundation
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1253
Date Posted:Jun 24, 2010
Reference:KBL/2010/051
Closing Date:Jul 7, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Aga Khan Foundation:

 

Job Summary:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.
Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Finance Officer at National Program Office- Kabul

Job Summary:
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Programme Afghanistan needs a full time member to its Finance team, within its Finance Department, in National Program Office Kabul to carry out day to day financial activitities.
The Finance Officer will report to the Deputy Finance Director or his nominee in Kabul. Particularly she/he will support the Finance team in the following area:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Check expenses incurred are followed through normal approval process and are supported with proper backup documents.
• Check expenses incurred are in accordance with the approved budgets.
• Preparation of vouchers and making payments.
• Payroll preparation and payments.
• Ensure compliance with the normal accounting and auditing requirements.
• Ensure compliance with the donor grant agreements requirements.
• Ensure compliance with legal and taxation requirements.
• Ensure proper coding for allocation of expenses.
• Recording of expenses in iscala FIS and verification of correct recording.
• Verify accuracy of records and reports received from regional offices.
• Undertake monthly closing process and consolidation of regional ledgers.
• Prepare and record banking transactions and undertake periodic reconciliations.
• Reconciliation of inter-office current accounts.
• Proper follow-up and settlement of accounts with AKDN and other agencies.
• Undertake cash counts and ensure proper control on cash transactions.
• Support other departments in recordkeeping of fixed assets and inventory.
• Prepare various financial schedules and statements.
• Assist the Supervisor in financial closing and various audit reviews.
• Maintain various subsidiary records.
• Maintain a good filing system.
• Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

• Degree or Diploma in Finance or Accounts with a minimum of 3 years experience in Finance
• Ability to communicate (verbal and written) in Dari and English languages.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Self-motivated, pro-active, detail-oriented, efficient, reliable and creative
• Ability to manage tasks, and plan and deliver on timelines. Strong organizational and communication skills are required

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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