Finance Manager

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Finance Manager

  • Post Date:November 17, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 7 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Finance
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 1022-05
    Location Kabul
Job Description


Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. We seek to provide education, skills and livelihoods to Afghan men and women. Since 2006 Turquoise Mountain has cleared 36,000 cubic meters of rubbish from the streets, restored or built 150 historic and community buildings, created a primary school and a clinic, and installed water, electricity, and sanitation through the historic traditional craft neighborhood of Murad Khani in the old city of Kabul. It has created the internationally accredited Institute for Afghan Arts & Architecture, training the next generation of craftsmen and women in woodwork, jewelry and gem cutting, calligraphy and miniature painting, and ceramics. Finally, it has sold over US$ 15,000,000 of Afghan artisan products internationally.

Job Summary:

General Objectives:

Reporting to Country Director (CD) and working closely with the Group Financial Controller (GFC), the Finance Manager (FM) will be responsible for overall management of Financial Affairs of TM Afghanistan Country Office.

General Responsibilities:

The FM is accountable for the true and fair accountancy of the Turquoise Mountain Trust (TMT) and the Turquoise Mountain Institute (TMI).

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.  Planning and Budgeting

  • Prepare Annual Work Plans (AWPs) for the Finance Team and ensure timely implementation of planned activities
  • Work with the CD and GFC and support all in-country management team with the preparation and revision of Country Office Annual Budgets
  • Work with UK Finance team, prepare monthly cash forecasts and ensure sufficient supply of cash to fund in country operations
  • Ensuring clarity of all donor funds designated to Afghan and unrestricted funding needs ahead of corporate planning/budgeting process


2.   Accounting

  • Ensure that all transactions (expenditures, incomes, transfers etc) are accurately and timely recorded and that the financial records are reflecting the true and fair position of the TM Afghanistan.
  • Ensure financial compliance with government, donors and TM policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Manage and supervise TM Afghanistan in-country banking affairs
  • Manage and supervise TM Afghanistan Hawala processes
  • Work closely with TM clinic, TM Institute and TM Operations Departments to records and reconcile accounts, cash advance requests, and any incomes generated by TM projects
  • Maintain oversight of TM Institute finances and financial transactions

·        Ensure that monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and those final reconciliations and trial balances are reviewed with the GFC.











  • Closely monitor all financial activities and keeps the GFC informed of all financial risks
  • Work with HR department and prepare monthly payrolls
  • Oversee the timely preparation, review and approval of all monthly bank account and cash reconciliations including third party Hawala reconciliations


3.  Internal Controls

Reviews all Purchase Request Forms, verify and confirm availability of budget for all purchases.

Ensures that all financial activities, payments etc are incompliance with TM, TM

donors policies including but not limited to Finance, Procurement and HR policies.

Liaise with Global Compliance Manager on all aspects of document and control

Maintain strong cash controls and reconciliation processes

Maintain a control file


4.  Reporting

Prepare monthly expenditure reports, quarterly and annual financial reports and other ad hoc financial summaries to the CD, GFC and donors helping them make timely decisions

Work closely with the M&E and Communication departments as well as Sr. liaison officer ensuring timely registration and reporting of projects with the Ministry of Economy (MoEC)

Maintain current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.

Manage the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting calendar and deadlines specified by Finance Director, Senior

Management and donors

Oversee all donor financial reporting and adhoc financial requests from donors

Maintain and share with GFC and GCM schedule of donor audits

5.  Auditing

Facilitates and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits.

Set up and manage annual end of year stock and asset audits and maintain effective ongoing internal assessments of stock and assets throughout the year

6.  Management of Finance Department

Manage the Senior Finance Officer (TMT) and Finance Manager (TMTL)

Work with other members of the Finance Team investing in their professional and personal development through coaching, mentoring, inhouse and external trainings and seminars

Maintain electronic and physical filing system for the finance department

Hold progress / performance review meeting with the CD to assess the progress of finance department according to Annual Work Plans

Attend in-country management meeting and contribute to in-country decision making process

Job Requirement:












·        Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting, Finance or Finical Economics from reputable universities, master’s degree preferred·        Accounting / Financial certifications such as AACA, CIMA or CPA highly preferred and desirable·        With Bachelor 7 years of Financial Management Experience and with master’s 5 years of Financial Management Experience of which 2 years in Managerial position with NGOs or Donor Funded projects.·        Working knowledge with operations department (procurement, logistics, fixed assets, security) is a plus

·        Excellent command of English (verbal and written)

·        Demonstrable Financial Reporting Skills

·        Excellent Computer Skills specifically MS Excel and MS Words

·        Practical knowledge and hands on experience in use of Financial Management Software is mandatory

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

  • Candidates should submit their CVs with Cover Letter to: [email protected] by no later than  26 November 2022. In the subject line of the e-mail, please mention VA# “1022-05” only.
  • Kindly combine CV and Cover Letter as one pdf document and avoid sending us certificates and other heavy sized documents.