Senior Finance Officer

  Hawk Vision
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1568
Date Posted:Jul 31, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 9, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Hawk Vision :


Hawk Vision is an Afghan consultancy firm which established in 2007 by a group of highly dedicated and experienced afghan people with many years of expertise with the different, national and international organizations(donors, UN agencies, USAID and non-governmental organizations ,Afghan government, civil society and the private sectors) HAWK is a limited liability company (LLC) registered with the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and incorporated in the city of Kabul, Mazar, Jalalabad, Kunar, Khost, Kandahar and Herat.

Job Summary:

Sr. Finance Officer is mainly responsible for financial planning and financial management. She shall manage funds in such a manner as to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk, and ensuring that an adequate control structure is in place over the transfer and investment of funds. Further, the Sr. Finance Officer engages in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures;

Ensure financial policies and procedures are up to date;

Oversee the operations of the finance department, including the design of an
Organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives;

Ensure appropriate risk management techniques and financial controls are embedded throughout the company’s financial system at strategic and operational levels;

Manage relationships with the outsourced financial services providers;

Ensure accurate and timely payments;

Provide management, support and development to members within finance department.
Funds Management

Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment;

Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements;

Assist in determining the company's proper capital structure;

Manage the preparation of the company's budget(s);

Report to senior management on variances from the established budget and the justifications for those variances;

Assist with financial aspects of projects and business proposals.

Financial Analysis

Engage in ongoing cost reduction analysis in all projects of the company;

Interpret the company's financial results to senior management and recommend improvement activities;

Manage the capital budgeting process, based on constraint analysis and discounted cash flow analysis;

Create additional analysis and reports as requested by senior management;

Cash flow forecasting.
Help with Finance Assistant in

Receive the bills from Logistics section for payment and adjustment of advances.

Coordinate all payroll related issues with HR Manager/Officer.

Maintain petty cash account and prepare cheques.

Keep organized updated record of all payrolls related data.

Prepare financial documents related to staff salaries.

Filing the financial documents.

Calculate the employee’s tax and recorded to the proper accounts in the system.

Pay and clear the Monthly Payroll tax to the Government of Afghanistan.

Prepare monthly accounts statement.

Develop standard filing system for financial documents

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

Recording all financial expenditures in a proper and standard System

Maintain daily/weekly/ Monthly financial tracking and reporting system

Assist the finance team in preparing regular financial reports

Preparing standard tracking system for allotments and payments

Any other task assigned by the Line Manager

Job Requirement:

a. Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Economics.
The degree must be attested from MoHE of Afghanistan.

b. Required Work Experience
At least 4 years of progressive work experience with donor funded organizations in accounting or financial management.

Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting

4+ years of equivalent experience or progressively responsible experience. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified

Management Accountant designations.

Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analysis.

IT literate with an emphasis on financial-related systems, software’s, and applications.

Outstanding knowledge of electronic spreadsheets.
Excellent working knowledge of English, both written and verbal. Fluent in Dari/Pashto.
Previous experience of working in a system review/development for the project or office.
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, MS Project), email/internet, ability to operate other financial management (Quick Book) software programs.
Extensive experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring. Knowledge of project monitoring and management would be an asset.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong business acumen with ability to apply and transfer knowledge.
Be able to work in a challenging and demanding environment and willingness to travel if outside Kabul to provinces or abroad if required.
Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment

Supervisory skills

Team building skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Stress and Time management skills

Analysis and writing skills

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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