Finance Officer

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Employment Type:

Full Time


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Years of Experience:

4 years of accounting experience within Government

Contract Duration:

5 Months (with possibility of extension)




Bachelor’s Degree or minimum Diploma in accounting or finance

Close date:

29 Jan, 2017



The Mission of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) is to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods. MRRD accomplishes this mission through donor funded national programs in the areas of governance, infrastructure and economic growth.

The Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP) is aimed at harnessing the potential of the private sector for inclusive economic growth and sustainable job creation in rural Afghanistan over a 10-year time period. The program aims at building on the social capital gained under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and transforming it into economic capital.

Job Description:

i.Prepare daily expenses vouchers and process them;

ii.Record financial transactions using accounting software application package;

iii.Maintain proper supporting documents for all financial related data and implement easy access filing system;

iv.Reconciles bank accounts and compare bank balances with books on monthly basis;

v.Preparing monthly payroll in coordination with Human Resources Unit and FM;

vi.Generate payments requests and coordinates signing of requests;

vii.Maintain and cash flow project statement, and alert finance and program teams on shortfalls and over-expenditures;

viii.Assist in the preparation of program budgets to support strategic planning activities;

ix.Maintain accounting records to be able to prepare and reconcile Qatia with MoF;

x.Supports, trains and mentors field office Finance Staff;

xi.Prepare all financial reports. Assist the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts ensuring timely and accurate reports to AREDP management and World Bank/IDA;

xii.Assist Establishes a financial management system to be utilized by the various Provincial offices in the field to ensure timely and accurate management of project funds;

xiii.Provide support and for the MIS Finance database/accounting software related issues and undertake the data input process to ensure generation of accurate and timely financial reports;

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Job Requirements:


i.Experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs;

ii.4 years of accounting experience within Government, International NGOs, and or, UN Agencies;

iii.Proven knowledge and experience to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and accounting software applications such as Sun System, Peachtree, QuickBooks;

iv.Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.


i.Bachelor’s Degree or minimum Diploma in accounting or finance;

ii.Excellent accounting skills

iii.Good skills using using accounting software applications;

iv.Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet use).

v.Full working knowledge of English, and Dari and Pashto languages

vi.Ability to critically review and improve financial management and expenditure monitoring systems to increase accountability;

vii.Familiarity with Management Information Systems (MIS) like FreeBalance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.



i.Ability to work in a high pressure environment;

ii.Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;

iii.Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member

iv.Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and

v.Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.


Reports to the AREDP Provincial Manager and accountable to the AREDP Management.

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (294/017/HRCSD/AREDP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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