PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management in the Hub Office. This position is part of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the National Offices (NOs) constituting the cluster, with a focus on ensuring accountability, compliance and stewardship, coordinating financial planning and developing financial strategy that best serves the NOs strategic and program objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, development and implementation of good internal controls, compliance at all levels, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.
Provide overall leadership to the Accounting teams based at country levels.
Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering:
Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.
Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.
Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.
Actively participate in the NO Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings.
Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.
Facilitate National Director, Operations, Board and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.
Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.
Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, Support Offices (SOs) and Global Centre (GC) entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.
Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.
Adhere to World Vision International (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.
Exploring the most economic ways of addressing the program’s needs without compromising the ministry’s quality.
Financial Planning and Budgeting:
Advise the NDs on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.
Lead the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met.
Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS and Support Offices.
Ensure control of NO budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely information to budget managers, in collaboration with the NDs.
Contribute to the development of WV NO strategic direction and priorities.
Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting:
Ensure standard financial systems are established and maintained in order to provide appropriate levels of security and controls over the organization's resources and operations. Ensure compliance with the policies and standards in the WV Field Financial Manual.
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, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.
Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.
Provide regular financial analysis to the SLT to support decision making.
Ensure field and partners monitoring as required.
Financial Risk Management and Controls:
Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.
Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.
Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.
Perform site project financial checks. Take appropriate action to address audit findings and recommendations.
Manage Financial Risk.
Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.
Perform other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field.
MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.
ACCA, CIMA or CPA preferred.
Minimum 5 years experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.
Minimum 3 years experience in finance management position.
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.
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 lead and manage a team.
Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.
Proficiency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is a plus.
Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
Ability to travel within regionally and internationally.
A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Full Adherence to security protocols.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 35% of the time.