|Date Posted:||May 25, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jun 6, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:
The Financer Unit Officer (FO) a) implements and controls the day-to-day financial operations of Provincial office, cash transactions, accounting, payments request and so on; b) assists the Provincial Manager (PM) to support and train field office financial staff; c) assist in budget planning and forecasting; d) Ensures the financial policies and procedures of the Finance Manual are understood and adhered to.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Prepare daily expenses vouchers and process them;
â€¢ Record financial transactions using accounting software application package;
â€¢ Maintain proper supporting documents for all financial related data and implement easy access filing system;
â€¢ Reconciles bank accounts and compare bank balances with books on monthly basis;
â€¢ Preparing monthly payroll in coordination with Human Resources Unit and FM;
â€¢ Generate payments requests and coordinates signing of requests;
â€¢ Maintain and cash flow project statement, and alert finance and program teams on shortfalls and over-expenditures;
â€¢ Assist in the preparation of program budgets to support strategic planning activities;
â€¢ Maintain accounting records to be able to prepare and reconcile Qatia with MoF;
â€¢ Supports, trains and mentors field office Finance Staff;
â€¢ Prepare all financial reports. Assist the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts ensuring timely and accurate reports to AREDP management and World Bank/IDA;
â€¢ Assist Establishes a financial management system to be utilized by the various Provincial offices in the field to ensure timely and accurate management of project funds;
â€¢ Provide support and for the MIS Finance database/accounting software related issues and undertake the data input process to ensure generation of accurate and timely financial reports;
â€¢ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
â€¢ Experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs;
â€¢ At least 3 years of accounting experience within Government, International NGOs, and or, UN Agencies;
â€¢ Proven knowledge and experience to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and accounting software applications such as Sun System, Peachtree, QuickBooks;
â€¢ Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s Degree or minimum Diploma in accounting or finance;
â€¢ Excellent accounting skills
â€¢ Good skills using using accounting software applications;
â€¢ Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet use).
â€¢ Full working knowledge of English, and Dari and Pashto languages
â€¢ Ability to critically review and improve financial management and expenditure monitoring systems to increase accountability;
â€¢ Familiarity with Management Information Systems (MIS) like FreeBalance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.
â€¢ Ability to work in a high pressure environment;
â€¢ Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
â€¢ Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member
â€¢ Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and
â€¢ Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
E. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the AREDP Provincial Manager and accountable to the AREDP Coordinator.
6.0 PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT
5 Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.