World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Ghana

World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979. It currently implements 34 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in all the 10 administrative regions in Ghana and seven major special projects. These directly benefit about two million people through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programmes.

World Vision Ghana wishes to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacancies in the organization.

Current Opportunities:

Internal Audit Manager - VisionFund Ghana

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Helps MicroFinance Institution (MFI) accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Monitor compliance with the existing laws, rules and regulations of the institution’s country.

Advice the Board of Directors and management of the institution on the adequacy of the internal control systems and risk management.

Perform a statutory function if working in a regulated entity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Develops and submits for approval to the BAC annual audit plan that outlines the activities to be undertaken by the Internal Audit Department (IAD) during the year.

Reporting:

  • Submits timely reports to management for all the audits conducted during the year.

  • Submits written audit reports to the Audit Committee before every scheduled Board meeting.

  • Submits high quality dashboard and any other required reports to the RAM timely.

  • Tracks the status of issues / corrective actions arising from audit reports and provides updates to Management, RAM and BAC.

  • Informs all concerned staff on changes in Internal control and audit policies and procedures.

Audit Work:

  • Carries out the Internal Audit Plan with the assistance of the Internal Auditors (if any) or on their own.

  • Performs testing or ensures testing done by Internal Auditors is as per required standards and latest Audit Program.

  • Prepares, reviews and issues all IAD audit reportsafter approval by the RAM.

  • Discusses the results of audits with respective units/branch department managers and advices on appropriate actions to improve conditions.

  • Ensures all audit testing is adequately documented and archived as required by local regulatory authorities and the RAM.

  • Provides and independently appraises all operational functions of the institution.

  • Reviews and updates Audit Programs and the Audit Manual when there are changes to products, processes, regulations or systems.

Supervision and Training:

  • Supervises, motivates and reviews the work of the Internal Auditors (if any).

  • Trains less experienced auditors to meet IAD audit standards.

  • Appraises and evaluates all IAD staff development plans.

  • Works to develop self and team members continuously.

  • Ensures all members of IAD complete the required number of CPE hours every year.

Assist in Fraud Investigations and External Audits:

  • Assist in the execution of external audits as well as examination to be conducted by government regulatory agencies and other stakeholder / raters.

  • Promptly investigates any fraud incidents escalated by management, staff, RAM, BAC or through Whistle Blowing channel.

  • Monitors implementation of issues raised by the external auditor’s management letters and Regulatory reviews.

Meeting Budget:

  • Prepares the IAD budget in line with the Annual Plan timely.

  • Tracks performance against the budget and ensures that the budget is not exceeded.

Relationship Building:

  • Build strong working relationships with the CEO and Senior Management team of the MFI.

  • Build strong relationship with the RAM and demonstrate leadership skills with IA team.

  • Build strong relationships with the BAC, external regulators / auditors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • University degree in accountancy or business administration.

  • Professional accounting(CPA/ACCA/CIA) qualification a must – CISA certification will be an dded advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience in banking supervision and/or microfinance(with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated strong leadership experience inplanning, supervision and management of an internal audit department a must).

  • Experience advising senior management and reporting to audit committees on risk management and monitoring a must.

  • Experience in systems analysis and audit would be added advantage.

  • Understanding of sun systems, eMerge, TMS or other relevant accounting and loan tracking software would be an advantage.

  • Excellent proficiency in the use of all Microsoft office applications especially Excel.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility.

  • A high sense of integrity.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage the team.

  • Must be a committed Christian and able and willing to participate and lead in daily devotions.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the year.