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The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is an institution of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) established by the Aga Khan Foundation in 1982. AKRSP has been working in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan with the overall goal of improving the quality of life of the people in the programme area.

The AKRSP is seeking a high calibre professional for the position of Manager Finance & Accounts to be based in Core Office Gilgit.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to Chief Finance Officer AKRSP, Pakistan the Manager Finance & Accounts will be responsible for annual planning and budgeting, quarterly reviews, financial reporting, daily bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivables, payroll disbursement, ensure end-of-month books closing, grant management and reporting, facilitating internal and external audit, and other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Description: Major responsibilities of the Manager Finance & Accounts will be as following:

  • Conduct quarterly, biannual and annual planning, budgeting and reporting of AKRSP and its projects;
  • Develop short and long term budgetary projections of AKRSP;
  • Preparation of financial statements, facilitating internal and external audit of AKRSP and its projects in liaison with AKF finance personnel;
  • Securing approvals for AKRSP capital expenditure, implementation of financial controls ensuring compliance of internal policies and donors’ agreements;
  • Support Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for formulation of financial policies, procedures and systems ensuring required statutory standards and related laws of the country;
  • Handling of personnel, administrative, and corporate laws related issues of AKRSP;
  • Financial analysis and resources management, liquidity management and short/long term cash flow planning of AKRSP to ensure funds are timely available for utilization. Follow up with AKF and donor agencies for timely disbursements through reconciliation and reporting of AKRSP;
  • Tracking AKRSP Pak’s expenditure and identifying any significant variances and working with project teams to take corrective actions;
  • Supervising AKRSP administration staff for annual fixed assets staff counts, physical verification of project assets and proper issues and handing over of project inventories and assets during and at completion of the projects;
  • Cash management for AKRSP, disbursement of funds as per needs of each cost center and cash flow planning at cost center/project level;

Required Experience and Technical Knowledge: Candidate must have 7 years of experience with the required knowledge in the following fields:

  • Including at least 5 years of experience in handling projects funded by different international donors like European Commission, Global Affairs Canada, UNFPA, UNICEF etc. is required;
  • Experience of working in Central and South Asia would be preferred;
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics 365, iScala software, or a similar ERP system is required;
  • Experience of financial modelling is required
  • Good knowledge of project management cycle would be preferred.

NOTE: We offers competitive remuneration package and conducive working environment. We are equal opportunity employer - women are encouraged to apply. Only online applications submitted through this website before the date line will be considered for further process. No TA/DA is admissible, only short listed candidates will be contacted for test/interview.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Manager Finance & AccountsMasters Degree CA/ACMA/ICMA/ACCA or Masters/MBA in Finance

Must Title Level Description
YesProblem solving Good  the ability to work through complex models to determine the key assumptions, implicit caveats and limitations
YesCapable of producing high quality results Good  The deadlines are supposed to be very tight.
YesMultitasking and working under pressure Good  Multitasking and working under pressure
YesAbility to work cooperatively Good   with all levels of management
YesWriting and Reporting Excellent  specifically for donor funded projects.
YesProactive and passionate about work Excellent