Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (at least 6 papers of ACCA Fundamental Level preferred)
Minimum 5 ’ accounting or auditing experience Years
Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, accounting or related field and at least 7 years of relevant experience in accounting or auditing, or Master’s degree in economics, finance, accounting or related field and at least 5 years of relevant experience accounting or auditing.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to communicate and work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
Ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely in English and Dari or Pashto.
Experience in tax compliance or tax administration is preferred.
At least 6 papers of ACCA Fundamental Level is preferred.
Duties & Responsibilities
contribute to the development of procedures for the registration, screening, testing and certification of tax accountants under Article 33 of the Tax Administration Law;
oversee the administration of registration, vetting and the examination of applicants;
develop examination papers and answers for the tests of accounting, income tax law and tax administration law based on the Accounting Guide and the models provided by the ARD; and
train tashkeel in the application of the procedure.
Principal duties and responsibilities are listed below. The candidate will not be an employee of the APFM project and will not receive benefits provided to project employees. A total of 120 work days have been allotted for this assignment. The assignment is scheduled to commence on or about April 1, 2017.
The ST Tax Accountant Advisor reports to the Component 1 Director or his/her designee.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The ST Tax Accountant Advisor will perform the following duties in collaboration with the ARD and the Professional Accountants Organization Department (PAOD) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
Develop the organizational structure of the Tax Accountant Office (TAO) required to support ARD’s regulation of certified tax accountants and prepare high-level job descriptions of the positions in the organization.
Support TAO registration and membership support by developing and overseeing the application of a set of detailed procedures on registration, vetting, certification of applicants and support for members, including the following:
establish a Tax Accountant database;
establish procedures to ensure adequate security and backup of the database;
establish checklist and process for vetting applicants;
establish formats for replies to applicant questions;
oversee the correct and timely replies to applicants on vetting and examination results;
develop reporting on the state of applicant processing and member information;
organize the sourcing and presentation of member certificates; and
establish routine communications via email to members.
Support the examination of tax accountant applicants by developing and overseeing the application of a set of detailed examination procedures, including the following:
develop rules for applying and taking examinations;
develop the procedures for scoring, recording, and communicating results;
organize examination sessions in Kabul and provinces;
oversee the examination sessions; and
oversee scoring and recording of scores in the Tax Accountant database.
Please submit a cover letter and CV to email@example.com. Include the vacancy title and number (ST Tax Accountant Advisor, APFM-074) in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.