Finance Officer

Vacancy Number:APA-FO-2018
Title: Finance Officer
Category:Accounting & Finance
Exp.: 2018-08-24-(6 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:as per organization salary scale


Organization: Afghan Planning Agency | About Afghan Planning Agency
City: Khost
Country: AF


Education:Bachelor Degree
Work Experience:2-4 Years

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant filed such as Finance Accounting Business Administration Economics and Project Finance (ACCA/CAT is preferable.) 

  • Professional knowledge in respective fields

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in finance accounting and bookkeeping with a nonprofit organization.

  • Conceptual clarity of finance and accounting principles and terminologies required.

  • Previous experience with UN and USAID or other international donor agency will be a plus point.

  • Attention to detail good numeracy skills.

  • Willing to take initiative and proactively identifying and addressing the issues.

  • Must have QuickBooks skills and knowledge and familiarity with multi-currency versions.

  • Must be a good team player and listener flexible respectful honest and trustworthy.

  • Experience with computerized and financial accounting and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced flexible and team-focused work environment.

  • Fluency in English and local languages i.e. Pashto and Dari required.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Finance Officer will report to APA representative in Kabul or his/her designee and will be responsible for a wide range of financial responsibilities for UNHCR project in Khost province. S/he will work with Project team to facilitate the routine functions ensuring the integrity of APA financial operation. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the system of records accounting for the transactions expenditures and reimbursements under APA:

  • Follow APA financial management system and reporting deadlines for financial reports.

  • Facilitate any external audit and audits conducted by Donors / APA Internal Audit Department.

  • Carry out the preparation of the annual and quarterly cash budgets under the supervision of the APA.

  • Ensure internal budget control of UNHCR project by monitoring actual expenses against the budget and report on it to the UNHCR.

  • Verify invoices and approve the payment of staff remuneration and reimbursable in coordination with APA projects Finance Management Department.

  • Review payment vouchers ensure transactions are properly supported and documented before processing for payment.

  • Review and analyze grant budget estimates for allowability allocability reasonableness and consistency.

  • Prepare bank transfer advices for local and international transfers to suppliers vendors and staff.

  • Manage petty cash and advances.

  • Forwards payment requests for eligible expenditures under the UNHCR Management Contract.

  • Maintain the archives of reimbursement requests invoices and payments.

  • Establish a proper filing system to maintain a complete record of all types of reimbursement documents.

  • Report consistent and accurate financial data.

  • Assist in preparation of financial reports for the submission to relevant authorities donor and ministries as required monthly quarterly and on annual basis.

  • Assist in scanning of all payment vouchers prior to transfer of original documents to APA. 

  • Verify tax remittance forms with the Revenue and Tax Department of MoF.

  • Verify/Check the fuel receipt and log sheets. 

  • Verify/check receipt of office supplies stationeries and other goods and equipment. 

  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by the Finance Manager.

Submission Guideline

Interested qualified candidates should submit theirs CVs  with a cover letter. 

To apply online please send your application / CV to [email protected]

Candidates may also submit applications by hand (hard copy) directly to the APA main office in Kabul and sub-offices  in Kandahar Nangarhar and Khost Provinces

Please include the name of the position and vacancy number in the subject line of your Email and submit your CV on or before 24.08.2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Email: [email protected]