Financial Controller

  OXUS Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1323
Date Posted:Oct 10, 2010
Reference:OAF - Financial Controller
Closing Date:Nov 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About OXUS Afghanistan:


OXUS Afghanistan started Operation in 2005 under support of ACTED, a development and relief NGO, which is operating in twenty five Countries of the world, and Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA). Currently, OXUS Afghanistan has a portfolio of over AFN 816 million with an outreach of about 22,000 customers managed through 19 Branches, 10 provinces. OXUS Afghanistan is a part of OXUS Group, a global network of Microfinance Institutions created by ACTED, a leading international NGO operating in 25 countries. OXUS Afghanistan was created with funding from the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA), a Government Apex agency set up by international donors in 2003 in order to develop and support the microfinance sector in Afghanistan. OXUS Afghanistan Provides conventional and Islamic financing. OXUS -Afghanistan has individual and group lending which helps Afghan people have access to finance. OXUS-Afghanistan provides financing for youth and women as women improvement process and support them for better access to finance.

Job Summary:

- Control the costs of OXUS Afghanistan;
- Review and control reports submitted by Branches and check their compliance with finance procedures;

- Provide financial training to Branch Finance Officers

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Financial Manager, the Financial Controller will be responsible for achieving the following objectives and will have the following responsibilities:

Cost control

•Control all expenses in all branches and make sure they are in line with finance procedures and authorized allowances;
•Control all running fuel, communication, food, energy, office maintenance and office supplies expenses;
•Propose effective solutions for reducing the costs of OXUS;
•Develop financial indicators for the management to effectively review the profitability of branches;


•Control daily cash count reports and cash reconciliations submitted by branches in cooperation with Chief Accountant;
•Verify all the cost control documents sent by the branches;
•Verify inventories and check fixed assets in the branches, their timely record in accounting software and track of movements with OXUS and disposal;
•Check accounting documents, accounting entries and correct allocation of expenses;
•Work with internal audit team on the remediation of all financial weaknesses identified;
•Contribute to the improvement of OXUS finance procedures.


•Travel regularly to the branches to provide training to finance officers;
•Identify weaknesses of finance staff and propose training plans in order to improve their capacity;

Job Requirement:

•A Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Economics;
•Understanding of financial statements and financial analysis;
•3 to 5 years experience in finance or Accounting;
•Good knowledge of double entry-accounting;
•Advanced computer skills;
•Fluency in English and Dari with strong written and verbal communication skills in both language;

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