Senior Finance Officer

  Actionaid International
  Afghanistan Unspecified 362
Date Posted:Feb 6, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 15, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
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:

About Actionaid International:


ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization (INGO), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working in over 42 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, ActionAid works with over 13 million of the world’s poorest people. ActionAid works for a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to life with dignity. For the purpose ActionAid engaged in a range of development programs in different areas including Governance, Human security, HIV and AIDS, Child rights protection, Food rights and Women rights. Empowering communities and helping local governments to formulate pro-poor policies and implement development programmes are other key areas of ActionAid’s work. In Afghanistan, ActionAid has initiated an integrated programme of community development and policy research in 4 provinces namely Balkh, Jawzjan, Bamyan and Kabul. ActionAid's mandate is to work alongside marginalized groups in an effort to eradicate poverty. The Afghanistan programme strategy focuses on four interwoven levels of involvement: • Grass roots community mobilization activities; • Local level capacity building; • Policy analysis and influencing; • Net-working and international advocacy. Action Aid furthers its mission in Afghanistan through long term development projects with sponsorship funding as well as short and medium term donor funded projects aligned to the overall mission, principles and values of ActionAid.

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to manage the financial affairs of country office and Provincial Offices including financial analysis and reporting for management. The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for office financial policies and accounting practices and the preparation of financial reports and taxation obligations and monitors expenditure against budgets; analyze variances between budget and actual expenditure.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities of the Position:
•To support finance manager in all the financial issues of Actionaid Afghanistan like analyzing funding limitations for preparation of disposing plan and budget lines
•To prepare budget plan for the project activities of Actionaid Afghanistan, monitor expenditures, review the budget if requires
•To control on the process of sending budget to the Provincial Support Units (PSUs) offices
•To prepare monthly financial report of the Country Office.
•To monitor sending of cash to PSUs offices as well as their financial reports
•To prepare cash request and its related proposal for submission to the Finance Manager
•To help in selection, hiring and orientation of finance staff and train them as and when needed
•To provide on job trainings and assistance to finance staff in performing their tasks
•To support and be responsible for Quick Book upgrading, suggestions to improve system efficiency and process improvement
•To 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
•To provide any information timely, as and when required by your line manager, PSUs finance staffs
•Provide support in preparing monthly financial report of the donor funded projects
•To support and monitor 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
•Provide support finance coordinators
•To perform any other duties if required

Job Requirement:

Qualification, Skills, Experience and other requirements

•Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, economics or business management
•At least five years working experience in finance
•Sound documentation and reporting skills, in English and local language
•Demonstrated experience of leading and managing a team
•Excellent knowledge of computer MS Office
•Team Player
•Good communication skills in Dari , Pashto and English
•Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
•Frequently visits to the field

Job Location:

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