Finance Director

Published: 23.01.2020 10:42:50
Deadline: 09.02.2020 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Work experience: 10 years
Location: Bishkek
Type of involvement: full time
Schedule: from 08:30 to 17:30

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Common information

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, international non-denominational and not-for-profit organization established in 1967 in Switzerland. The Foundation seeks to develop and promote creative solutions to long-standing global challenges including poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and disease. Through its local partner, the Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, AKF implements a range of integrated interventions in rural development, education, and health, which are implemented in collaboration with and between community-based groups and local authorities. AKF is active in five oblasts in the Kyrgyz Republic, covering a total population of more than 520,000.

AKF KGS is looking for an experienced Finance Director, with strong leadership and team development skills, to report directly to Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Finance Director will provide the strategic leadership for solution focused approaches to the financial planning, accounting operations and compliance functions.

Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance; Master’s degree in the same/related field or ACCA is a plus,
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 5+ years in managing Finance position
  • Exceptional grant management skills especially financial management of grants in addition to supporting the development of new grant proposals
  • Solid knowledge of international accounting standards like IFRS as well as KR legislation in terms of accounting, taxation and financial management
  • Technology savvy with experience in selecting, implementing and overseeing accounting and reporting software(s)
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of AKF
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English, Kyrgyz, and Russian


  • Direct and monitor all financial activities, including project/program and grants accounting of the organization
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with internal and external auditors.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the CEO and AKF Head Office.
  • Ensure statutory compliance under the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic and donor agreements.
  • Participate in development of new grant proposal specifically assisting in drafting prospective programmatic and operational budgets and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Manage the finance department, train new employees as necessary and deploy skills for IT solutions for business processes and financial management.


Interested candidates should submit their CV, motivation letter, and two references in English and Russian by February 9, 2020 to

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews.

About company

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)is an international, non-denominational, not-for-profit organisation. AKF seeks to improve the quality of life, enhance self-reliance and promote pluralism in poor and marginalisedcommunities of Asia and Africa. Established in 1967, its long-term, community-based approach addresses and benefits people of all faiths and backgrounds, especially women and girls. Its activities enhance agriculture and food security, promote early childhood development and access to quality education, improve health and nutrition, advance economic inclusion, and strengthen civil society.AKF is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization ofhistoric cities. For more information, please visit the website at

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