Provincial Finance Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 414
Date Posted:May 26, 2010
Closing Date:Jun 6, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

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 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan procedures of the Finance Manual are understood and adhered to.

Duties & Responsibilities:

ï‚· Prepare daily expenses vouchers and process them;
ï‚· Record financial transactions using accounting software application package;
ï‚· Maintain proper supporting documents for all financial related data and implement easy access filing system;
ï‚· Reconciles bank accounts and compare bank balances with books on monthly basis;
ï‚· Preparing monthly payroll in coordination with Human Resources Unit and FM;
ï‚· Generate payments requests and coordinates signing of requests;
ï‚· Maintain and cash flow project statement, and alert finance and program teams on shortfalls and over-expenditures;
ï‚· Assist in the preparation of program budgets to support strategic planning activities;
ï‚· Maintain accounting records to be able to prepare and reconcile Qatia with MoF;
ï‚· Supports, trains and mentors field office Finance Staff;
ï‚· Prepare all financial reports. Assist the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts ensuring timely and accurate reports to AREDP management and World Bank/IDA;
ï‚· 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;
ï‚· 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;
ï‚· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirement:

REQUIRED 1. Knowledge/Experience

Experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs;
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
ï‚· At least 3 years of accounting experience within Government, International NGOs, and or, UN Agencies;
ï‚· Proven knowledge and experience to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and accounting software applications such as Sun System, Peachtree, QuickBooks;
ï‚· Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.
2. Qualifications/Skills
 Bachelor’s Degree or minimum Diploma in accounting or finance;  Excellent accounting skills  Good skills using using accounting software applications;  Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet use).  Full working knowledge of English, and Dari and Pashto languages
ï‚· Ability to critically review and improve financial management and expenditure monitoring systems to increase accountability;
ï‚· Familiarity with Management Information Systems (MIS) like FreeBalance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.
3. Abilities
ï‚· Ability to work in a high pressure environment; ï‚· Ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ï‚· Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member ï‚· Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and ï‚· Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
Reports to the AREDP Provincial Manager and accountable to the AREDP Coordinator.
* Female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
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.

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