January 29, 2024
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Job Description

About Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC):

With over 35 years of dedicated service, NAC operates in various sectors such as Education, Gender and Human Rights, Governance and Civil Society, Health, Food Security, Job Creation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation. NAC envisions an Afghanistan where equality, democracy, human rights, and respect serve as the foundations for political action and development.

Compliance with Policies:

NAC maintains a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) within the organization and towards beneficiaries. Prevention of and protection from SEAH is the responsibility of all NAC officers, management, staff, consultants, and volunteers.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Accountant plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely reporting, records management, and documentation related to grants. Reporting directly to the Dy/Head of Finance, the Accountant will support day-to-day cash management, banking activities, account reconciliations, and overall financial reporting.


  1. Support the cashier in day-to-day cash management and banking activities.
  2. Verify invoices, bills, documents, and payrolls before payment.
  3. Record costs according to project budgets.
  4. Review monthly balance reconciliation sheets.
  5. Develop and maintain grant, activity, account, and cost center codes in the accounting system.
  6. Compare entries with original vouchers to ensure accurate recording.
  7. Ensure regional offices receive efficient accounting system support.
  8. Maintain and record all adjustments in the system.
  9. Follow Afghanistan Government tax policies for financial transactions.
  10. Oversee ongoing maintenance of accounts.
  11. Ensure correct preparation and maintenance of payrolls.
  12. Compile, analyze, and report financial data.
  13. Prepare periodic reports, including balance sheets and profit & loss statements.
  14. Maintain accurate financial records.
  15. Provide supporting documents for donor reports and audits.
  16. Reconcile accounts, taxes, accruals, and cashbooks.
  17. Keep track of all taxes to be paid on time.
  18. Assist in budget tracking and forecasting.
  19. Edit and review reports, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  20. Compile and format reports as required.
  21. Attend internal and external meetings as needed.
  22. Responsible for monthly cash forecasting.
  23. Prepare status reports for management and government departments.
  24. Assist in annual and project auditing.
  25. Ensure full implementation of NAC’s finance and admin manual, policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  26. Travel and work in regional offices as required.
  27. Perform any other tasks assigned by the Head of Finance and Country Director/Deputy Country Director.

Job Requirements:

Language Requirements:

Dari and Pashto (Fluent)

English (Excellent)


Bachelor of Business Administration or B.A in Finance/Accounting.

MBA degree/accredited qualification from accountancy bodies such as ACCA is a plus.

Work Experience:

5 years of work experience in finance and accounting in NGO/INGOs or Private companies.

Extensive experience in QuickBooks and report generation is a must.


  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Strong accounting and finance management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including IFRS and IAS.
  • Strong computer & Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong math skills with an ability to spot numerical errors.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work under pressure, during late hours, and weekends as required.
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their updated CVs and Cover Letter through email with the subject “Accountant VA#052024” to:



Applications different than the mentioned subject and later than the deadline will be rejected.

Ensure that your CV & Cover Letter are renamed to your full name to avoid rejection.

NAC is an equal opportunity employer; women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Competitive salary packages are offered.

Deadline for Application: [Insert Deadline]

Submission Email:

See Also: Grant Officer