Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

شناسه پست:AF-N-11-2020
عنوان: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
دسته بندی:حسابداری و مالی حسابداری
مدت:One year (extendable)
تاریخ ختم: 2020-03-02-(3 هفته پیش)
تعداد نفر:1
جنسیت:مرد یا زن


کارفرما: American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) | درباره American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)
شهر: کابل
کشور: AF


تحصیلات:Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
تجربه کاری:15 of comparable financial management experi سال

  • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant

  • Knowledge of current International Financial Reporting Standards

  • At least twelve (12) to fifteen (15) years of comparable financial management experience with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience of leading the finance unit in an institution of higher education or similar organization.  Experience working in developing countries in turnaround situations preferred.

  • Expertise in USAID Cooperative Agreements compliance and reporting

  • Knowledge of financial management administration reimbursement and financial reporting are required.

  • Experience of restructuring finance departments including IT software

  • Knowledge of Afghanistan legislative acts that relate to accounting taxation and overall fiscal operations and management High level user of standard business computer systems and accounting.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP preferred.


  • High degree of initiative judgment discretion and decision making and being able to analyze situations accurately and taking effective action as needed.

  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of managers regulators payers contractors auditors tax consultants vendors customers students etc.

  • Financial management skills including the ability to analyze data for budgeting operations auditing account receivable and reserve analysis.

  • Staff Management and Leadership skills

  • Skill in identifying and resolving accounting and financial issues/problems.

  • Skill in evaluating operations as they relate to operational and financial performance.

  • Ability to prepare professional level reports and present effectively in writing and orally.

  • Ability to negotiate effectively.

  • Ability to be a high-level contributor to teams committees and task forces and demonstrate a collegial and respectable affect in all work and relationship.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

  • Ability and willingness to delegate effectively and to hold direct reports accountable.

  • Strong skills in communications and interpersonal relations.

  • Ability to multi-task.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) advises the President Vice President of Operations and Administration and AUAF Administration on all matters pertaining to the management and operation of accounting strategic financial planning and budgeting any audit and tax interactions financial policies procedures applicable regulatory compliance internal controls student financial aid and financial information systems. 

The CFO has overall responsibility for the accounting of the AUAF. S/he helps to promote a customer-oriented service attitude and serves as the executive officer directly responsible for providing leadership and general management of financial function.

The position is responsible for continuously monitoring evaluating and communicating the financial status of the AUAF so that the information may be acted upon promptly and effectively.  The position is also responsible for related security of assets including cash and similar financial instruments receivables facilities equipment bank relationships contracts agreements intellectual property etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises the President senior University administration officers and members of the Board of Trustees on issues relating to the financial status of the University by serving as a member of the President’s Council by reporting financial information at Board of Trustees meetings and by preparing reports recommendations findings and other correspondence as required.

  • Facilitates an effective working relationship with donor officials by ensuring University compliance with applicable fiscal policies and accounting procedures maintaining open channels of communication with appropriate government officials facilitating an exchange of information on these subjects and implementing all relevant applicable policies regarding fiscal operations.

  • Ensures compliance with professional accounting standards rules regulations and laws by directing supervising and facilitating the preparation and maintenance of required and appropriate financial records monthly and annual financial reports and all other financial reporting as may be required by AUAF donors government agencies or established accounting standards.

  • Facilitates the governance of the University by providing financial information to the Board of Trustees and implementing the Board’s decisions under the direction of the President through the establishment of policies procedures and guidelines.

  • Prevents institutional liability in financial operations by facilitating the access of the independent auditors to requested records during the conduct of the Universitys annual audit. Manages the annual audit solicitation process provides documentation as required and ensures that the audit is completed with the full support by the financial organization.

  • Ensures compliance with the institutional mission of the University by working with unit heads to develop and review unit plans goals and objectives assuring development of effective business processes incorporating automation with appropriate technologies designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment.

  • Ensures that the financial operations of the university have the resources necessary to provide financial information to support the academic program such as preparation of financial reports and the development of funding and cost recovery models that support innovation and growth. Supports the University in the annual budget development with applicable cost center budgeting.

  • Enables finance employees to perform their assigned tasks by overseeing the preparation and implementation of the annual budget for financial services and oversees training that may be required.

  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of respect for and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  • Remains competent and current by reading professional journals and literature developing professional contacts with colleagues attending professional development courses and attending training and/or courses as appropriate.

  • Works collaboratively with the advancement staff in fund raising and investment reporting.

  • Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to finance are completed in the best interests of the University by accepting and accomplishing all other tasks assigned by the President and Vice President of Operations.

  • Exercises delegated signatory authority to contractually bind the University in legal agreements. Administers such University contracts in a manner that ensures contractual obligations and intents are fulfilled.

  • Provides liaison to various offices of USAID and other offices including relevant ministries related to financial matters contracts and cooperative agreement.

  • Maintains knowledge and assures compliance with University policies and procedures including but not limited to: compliance accreditation and other regulatory requirements.

  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

طریقه ارسال درخواستی

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in Afghanistan.

To apply please send as a single PDF or Word (doc.) format: a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to [email protected] no later than March 2 2020. Please include Vacancy# AF-N-11-2020  and Job Title “Chief Financial Officer” in the subject line of the email otherwise the application will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A written test or example of work may be used as a form of screening.

If hired the successful applicant is expected to provide official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent from the degree granting school directly to AUAF).

AUAF does not charge recruitment fees to applicants.

AUAF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its selection and employment practices. All applicants will receive equal consideration and applicants from all ethnic religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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