PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Lead World Vision Ethiopia’s Finance teams and functions. Direct the strategic financial planning and management process for World Vision Ethiopia’s $100 million annual budget.
Ensure organizational financial accountability and reporting.
Financial Planning and Management:
Alignment of Partnership budgets between National Office, projects, grants, myPBAS and Support Offices.
Advise management on strategic resource acquisition and allocation, in collaboration with the Program Development Director and per Regional Working Group recommendations and Regional Leader approval.
Manage National Office budget, cash flow and project funding, in collaboration with the Program Development, Integrated Programs and Grants/HEA directors.
Coordinate the National Office budgeting process as per budget guidelines.
Contribute to the preparation of the annual operating plan as per guidelines.
Prepare a quarterly analysis and projections of the financial situation of the National Office.
Organizational Financial Accountability and Reporting:
Design systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of World Vision Ethiopia’s assets, resources and operations.
Submission of timely, accurate, complete, and relevant financial reports.
Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.
Provide oversight on Vision Fund financial management.
Effective, efficient, and economical management of fixed assets.
Adhere to World Vision Partnership policies and guidelines as stipulated in the International Financial Manual and other policies.
Comply with fiscal year-end closing process including year-end reports, appendices and carry forward guidelines.
Input project financial reports in Notes Field Financial Reports (FFR) database.
Reconcile myPBAS to FFR monthly with action plans for addressing outstanding items.
Play the role of Disclosure Officer whenever an allegation is received by World Vision International under the IRR policy with regards to World Vision Ethiopia.
Cost Efficiency and Effectiveness:
Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through.
Promote benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
Contribute to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.
Support Supply Chain Management in promoting cost effectiveness through competitive bidding process and quality products and outputs.
Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls:
Establish appropriate financial systems and controls to mitigate significant audit risk ratings, both at the National Office and project levels.
Ensure that Management responses to audits performed in the National Office and projects are sent on time to the Audit Department, and that audit recommendations are implemented.
Ensure adequate preparation for Global Center and external audits.
Monitor compliance in accordance to the EARO Financial Risk Matrix.
Mentoring and Capacity Building:
Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.
Establish capacity development plan for Finance staff.
Coordinate and conduct training of National Office and project staff in areas such as accounting, SunSystem, risk management, facilities management, grant compliance, and other key finance and administration aspects.
Facilitate the National Director, Senior Leadership Team, Board, line managers, and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpreting financial statements.
Ensure a continuing professional education.
Participate in the relevant National Office, Regional Office, and Partnership capacity building initiatives.
Ensure Partnership finance and administration policies and procedures are understood by Senior Leadership, line managers, operations and technical staff, communities and board.
Promote on the job coaching processes and specific customized training programs for staff.
Develop a succession plan for key Finance staff positions.
Develop good networks and relationships with other National Offices, Support Offices, other Partnership entities, other NGOs, banking entities, etc.
Promote shared resource networks within the Region, Global Center, and the Partnership.
Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.
Promote strategic networks within World Vision through effective communication, relationships, and twin citizenship.
Leadership and Management:
Provide Finance counsel and leadership to World Vision Ethiopia on key business decisions, accounting issues, investment opportunities, and stewardship responsibilities.
Participate in the National Office Senior Leadership Team meetings and represent the Finance Division.
Provide leadership to the Finance Division and ensure smooth running efficient delivery of services.
Adhere to WVI key policy documents – Vision, Mission, Core Values, Statement of Faith, and Covenant of Partnership.
Ensure implementation of Partnership initiatives involving Finance.
Attend daily devotions and weekly Chapel and support Finance Division’s spiritual development.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field, Graduate Degree in Management or related field.
Able to hire, train, equip, deploy, lead, and motivate staff to achieve core results.
Able to leverage key opportunities to mitigate business risks.
Able to work with minimum supervision.
Supervisory and technical expertise in business systems development, internal controls, policies, and procedures.
Excellent working knowledge of GAAP and government/donor regulations and requirements.
Innovative solution provider.
Able to articulate and communicate ideas well verbally and in writing.
Good interpersonal skills.
Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
Balanced combination of at least fifteen years Business Management experience in INGOs and for-profit business.
Certified Public Accountant or equivalent.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.