(Re announce) Financial Reporting Coordinator (Kabul, Afghanistan) 124 views

Job Description

Job Description:Coordinate all financial management, accounting and reporting aspects of the GIZ projects in line with Afghanaid and donor requirements included but not limited to following:

  • Check and verify project vouchers to ensure that they are properly completed; the required supporting documents are attached; donor, organisational and statutory requirements are complied with and that they are duly approved in line with the approval authority limits in place. Ensure that expenditure is coded and captured correctly in the accounting system in terms of amounts, budget codes/lines, general ledger codes, project codes as well as any other analysis codes as may be applicable. Prepare labour cost distribution workings including time sheet, fringe benefits, and salary and leave calculations and upload the same in the financial management system. Ensure a fair and equitable charging of common/shared costs among projects based on cost allocation methodologies in line with Afghanaid and donor policies. Prepare payroll schedules and maintain GIZ project separate vouchers and support the project and statutory audit process. Maintain tools/templates for donor reporting purposes and ensure timely preparation of complete and accurate donor financial reports which are in line with donor reporting guidelines. Provide budget holders with complete, timely, accurate and reliable financial informations which includes standard financial reports as well as accompanying notes/analysis. Provide analysis and financial commentary on key financial indicators such as spend/burn rates, budget vs actual variances, cash balances and match funding; in order to help assure Afghanaid that we are tracking financial obligations to our donors and implementing partners and that we are compliant with donor terms and conditions. Prepare and consolidate budgets and budget amendments, financial plans, projections and cash requirements, cash flow and budget versus actuals reports, in accordance with donor and Afghanaid requirements throughout project life. Monitor and assess budget versus actual expenditure and recommend appropriate action on any significant variances Ensure financial management systems and processes are effective, robust and efficient in protecting GIZ assets and interests and recommend refinements as needed. Participate in procurement committees for joint items and GIZ capital assets)  Participate in periodic financial review meetings with Programme Managers to discuss the monthly financial reports as well as establish and monitor follow-up action plans with them. Assist Programme Managers and Programme Development & Resource Mobilisation (PDRM) personnel in the development of operational budgets and forecasts using detailed projections, analysis of expenditure, historical cost information, planned actions and available funds. Assist with the preparation of journal entries.

Undertake any other duties as assigned.


About Afghanaid:Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:Education/ Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related discipline and/or studying towards a professional accounting qualification. Master is preferred

Work Experience

  • More than 5 years of professional experience in finance/accounting with strong emphasis on financial planning, reporting and analysis.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

  • Afghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable finance & operations team leader with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations, decision-making, financial management and reporting.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamic Navigation Proficiency in computer software including Accounting Packages, MS Office etc. Advanced MS Excel knowledge and ability to slice and dice numbers using excel functions such as pivot tables/charts. Working knowledge of budget development, monitoring & control as well as financial reporting and analysis. Knowledge of generally accepted financial accounting, budgeting and control practices coupled with multi-funded budget development and general ledger skills. Advanced knowledge of internal controls and donor rules and regulations Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations. Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members. Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines. A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload, Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking Sensitivity to gender issues. Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral). Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuitive and self-motivation Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

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5 years


1 years (Extendable)



Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:Please email a covering letter and your CV to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk including the job title and your name in the subject line by 27 February 2021. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 standard A4 pages in length and explain how you meet the position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates
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