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Under the leadership and guidance of Country Director, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of an organization, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiations. A CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment, banking operations and taxation, etc.

 The main duties of the Chief Finance Officer:

1. Overseeing the financial management and daily financial transactions.

2. Ensuring and overseeing data entries in the bookkeeping system.

3. Maintaining relations with external auditors and preparing audits, according to statutory and donors

4. Ensuring the implementation of and compliance with financial and procurement rules and updating the latter according to legal and financial developments in Pakistan.

5. Proposing improvements to finance systems in place including accounting software and implementing them once approved.

6. Preparing and reviewing financial plans and budgets, financial statements and assets registers/balance sheets, monitoring progress and changes and keeping the Country Director, Groups and the Board abreast of financial developments.

7. Review and preparing financial reports in accordance with donor contractual provisions.

8. Managing bank accounts and maintaining relations with the banks.

9. Assist Country Director in approving all payments and reconciliations, including of sub offices, as well as overseeing the implementation of external financial services (accounting companies, etc.)

 Required Qualification and Experience:

1. University Degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration in Finance, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or ACCA or CA Finalist or its equivalent field from an accredited academic institution.

2. Proven experience as CFO or Finance Manager or relevant role with 7 years of relevant professional experience in complex organization, donors, government, INGO, NGOs.

 Required Skills and Competences:

1. Thorough understanding of National and International Financial practices, rules and regulations.

2. Strong knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and Financial Software, computerized accounting systems and procedural knowledge/experience is mandatory.

3. Ability to lead, coach and work effectively and harmoniously in a team with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

4. Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.