Finance Officer

  Pajhwok Afghan News
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1521
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 19, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Pajhwok Afghan News:


Pajhwok Afghan News ( is the leading independent news agency registered with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan. Pajhwok has a network of reporters nationwide larger than any other news agency in the country. Pajhwok provides comprehensive, reliable, timely and bias-free news about Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective. It distributes and publishes online daily reports and photographs as a service to newspapers, radios, and television news channels as well as individual and institutional subscribers. In the Seven years of its existence, Pajhwok has become Afghanistan most credible news and feature service-provider to national and international media outlets on a national and international level.

Job Summary:

• Process all cash transactions and wire transfer payments of the specified project
• Process daily transaction, prepare vouchers and keep separate financial record of the project.
• Ensure the security measures of all project funds are maintained.
• Make recommendations to the Finance Manager regarding improvements to the cash safety and disbursement procedures.
• Ensure that project vendors are paid on time.
• Track advances of the project and record them in the sheet with all necessary information.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities include:

• Ensure that proper approval signatures are obtained and that both parties, Payer and Receiver, verify the cash amount of the transaction.
• Enter all transactions into the accounting system (QuickBooks); identify the proper account codes for each transaction.
• Ensure that the employee salary list is updated.
• Ensure that salary is disbursed to all employees on schedule.
• At the end of the payment period or last working day of a month collect all employees’ time sheets, check coding and approval signatories.
• File all salary information according to outlined filling procedures.
• Keep all salary related information strictly confidential.
• Calculate and distribute travel advances on return clearance.
• Coordinate with Inventory and Logistic Officer to ensure fixed assets lists are consistent and that a yearly inventory of assets is being performed.
• Maintain the appropriate documentation, receipts and customs declaration for all fixed assets purchased.
• Record inventory items into project tracking system.
• Ensure that all reporting requirements are met while implementing proper reporting procedures and maintaining quality.

• Finance Officer conducts financial record keeping for all Pajhwok activities, disbursements to regional bureaus and monitors, and other tasks

Job Requirement:

• Bachelor’s degree or advanced certificates in accounting and finance is preferred
• Minimum 2 years experience in the relevant field at national and international organizations
• Ability to operate the financial software (QuickBooks) is mandatory
• Strong proficiency in English, Pashto and Dari is required
• Able to work late hours when required
• Capable of handling pressure and prioritizing activities to meet the deadlines
• Having team work spirit.

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