Finance Officer

  Ask Training/ Consulting
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 770
Date Posted:Dec 4, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 14, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration ,Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ask Training/ Consulting:


ASK Training and Consulting was established with the goal of providing organizations and governments with the highest quality data collection and analysis tools needed to understand their environment and impact. We create high-impact knowledge to catalyze efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the public domain. ASK Consulting was established by a group of committed experts, who are well equipped with national and international experience to provide consulting services in various areas including Project Management, Educational Advisory Services, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Research and Development, Capacity Building, and Business Management. Croulet and Associates LLC who is ASK’s international provide backstopping and technical support which is meant to enhance credibility, validity and acceptability of the research and evaluation findings.

Our management team consists of well-educated nationals and internationals with strong understanding of international best practices, as well as local knowledge of the country. The combination of our international knowledge and local experience make our firm a qualified partner for both local and international organizations. Our main clients are public and private organizations, national and international NGOs, political missions, UN agencies and not for profit organizations.

ASK Consulting holds a vision to empower businesses, industries and public institutions by enabling them to draw meaningful inferences from data and therefore focuses on statistics, monitoring and evaluation, project management, research and capacity building. It provides timely, reliable and accurate consultancy services and trainings on these topics by following international standards for research activities and sticks to its principles of respecting human rights, cultural diversity, protection of environment and gender equality at all times.        

Job Summary:

ASK comprises more than 300 professionals who are recognized for their technical excellence. ASK staff represent a range of backgrounds and expertise. This includes PhD and Master-level researchers, evaluators and a wide variety of senior and junior staff with advanced degrees in education and TVET, public health, business administration, health administration, public policy, economics, management, and epidemiology.

ASK's expertise extends from statistics in both qualitative and quantitative research processes (socio-economic, demographics, migration, health, disaster risk reduction, nutrition, education monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, market and feasibility research, finance, education, labor market and agriculture) to project management, geographical information systems and remote sensing applications.

Our core expertise lies in providing monitoring, evaluation and learning solutions to governments, investors, corporates and humanitarian organizations. We also specialize in building management and analytical capacities of development professionals.

At ASK, not only do we possess technical expertise, but also, are eager innovators. We develop case-specific methodologies and contextualize and augment existing ones. We also construct customized measurement and learning systems, in response to program demands. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist in financial management, including management of cash flows and multiple foreign currencies in accordance with donor/ business contracts.

Oversee the finance system and finance department staff in Field Offices.

Assist in managing funds of ASK in the most efficient and controlled manner.

Correspondence through Finance Manager with Donor Agencies and others on finance related matters and issues of ASK.

Help in selection, hiring and orientation of finance staff and train them as and when needed.

Providing on job trainings and assistance to finance staff in performing their tasks.

Ensure and will be responsible for Quick Book upgrading, suggestions to improve system efficiency and process improvement.

Assist in ensuring timely and reliable preparation of annual financial statements of ASK on yearly basis or when desired.

Providing any information timely, as and when required by his supervisor, Donor agency or any regulatory body;

Supporting further development of capacity in and procedures for accounting in program areas, including provision of adequate support and training for all Field Offices.

Review and issuance of budget directives, to all the concerned sections/units and field offices for seeking their recommendations and suggestions.

Assist in finalizing of contracts, budgets and other related documents with donors before presenting to the Manager for final approval.

Help in making sure that budgets and accounts are set forth in accordance with donor requirements and that adequate budget and its monitoring are in place.

Ensure that adequate budgeting procedures and systems are documented and the concerned staff receives timely and sufficient support in implementation of such procedures and systems.

Help in ensuring that external audit of ASK is carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with donor requirements.

Ensuring the safeguarding of ASK financial resources in the most efficient and economic manner.

Ensures that accepted accounting and audit principles and policies are followed, and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures and operating systems and controls.

Confers, advises, initiates, and coordinates with other departments about policies and procedures.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor in accounting /finance or similar field is necessary (relevant experience may substitute for the degree/certificate mentioned)

 At least 4 years of continuous accounting experience in an international organization following GAAP or IFRS

Intermediate to Advanced working knowledge of QuickBooks Primer/QuickBooks Enterprise is a must. Not having knowledge of QuickBooks will disqualify the candidate

Working knowledge of English, both written and spoken and Pashto/Dari. Able to communicate fluently effectively both verbally and in writing.

 Excellent interpersonal skills must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team, be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams.

Maturity and ability to work long hours under pressure is essential.

Should be willing to travel to the provinces.

Both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply; we believe in equal opportunities for men and women.


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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