Finance Director

Management Systems International, Afghanistan
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Job Description

Project Summary:

The purpose of AMELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes.

Position Summary:

The Finance Director will support the project's financial and accounting activities. S/he will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to ensure accurate and efficient accounting systems and procedures.


  • Prepare vouchers for cash disbursements, reviewing receipts and documentation according to MSI policies;

  • Work with the DCOP to prepare payroll for staff, including timesheets review for approvals;

  • Enter data into QuickBooks and ensure regular communications with MSI's home office;

  • Prepare the monthly cash and bank reconciliation statements, to be reviewed and approved by the Deputy Chief of Party and COP;

  • Prepare checks, bank/cash/journal vouchers and per diem for staff;

  • Track local staff payroll and contractors tax payments for the Ministry of Finance (MoF);

  • Prepare and submit tax payment receipts to the MoF;

  • Review Purchase Order, Service Agreement Payment Tracking Sheets for accuracy and completeness on a weekly basis and report any discrepancies to the DCOP;

  • Prepare project monthly expenditure reports, ensuring that they are accurate for DCOP.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in finance, administration, or a related area;

  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated relevant experience with similar international, donor-funded programs (USG experience is highly desirable);

  • Strong computer skills, including ease and skill in using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, email, the Internet and Microsoft Windows applications are required.