PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management and other areas under his/her responsibility in Haiti and providing support to Dominican Republic. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Management/Leadership Teams of the National Offices (NOs), with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis and advices, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NOs strategic and program objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures. The Finance Director for World Vision Haiti will also provide support to World Vision Dominican Republic on the responsibilities mentioned in this job description.
Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering:
Provide strong and positive leadership to areas under his/her responsibility, ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.
Coordinate professional and personal development for staff in Finance Unit, through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities
Provide strategic advice to the National Director (ND) and senior leadership teams in order to enable well informed decision making processes.
Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.
Actively participate in the Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings of the NO.
Promotes and creates a team work, collaborative and integrated environment in his/her areas within the NO of continued improvement of processes.
Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.
Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, Support Offices (SOs), Global Centre (GC) and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin
Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.
Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:
Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services, and to maintaining/improving Provision key performance indicators, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team.
Financial Planning and Budgeting:
In collaboration with other Directors, advise the ND on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in alignment with Regional and NO. Strategies, and recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.
Oversee the planning and budgeting process to ensure global and regional guidelines are met by the NO.
Control of NO budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leaders.
Contribute to the development of WV NO strategic direction and priorities.
Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting:
Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.
Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.
Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.
Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.
Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database; Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.
Provide regular analysis of AP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to AP/Grant managers for decision making.
Ensure NO staff under Finance visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.
Financial Risk Management and Controls:
Ensure that financial systems and controls are in place to manage and reduce finance risks, both at the NO and project levels.
Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented.
Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.
Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics, or a related field.
MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.
ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent preferred.
Fluent in written and spoken French and English, Spanish a plus.
Minimum 5 years experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.
Minimum 2 years experience in finance management position.
Regional or Multi-country teams management experience is a plus.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
Ability to provide financial strategic direction to the teams under his/her responsibility.
Must be able to lead and manage virtual teams.
Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferable Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.
Knowledge of local accounting system preferred.
Proficiency in written and spoken French and English; Spanish is a plus.
Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.
Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with multi-national staff, including supervising two country finance teams as necessary.
Ability to travel within country, regionally and internationally, especially to the Dominican Republic and other nearby countries within the LAC region.
Able to use executive influence and negotiation skills.
Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.
Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.