PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Finance Analyst for SO Business Support and Analysis works across a variety of stakeholders (finance and non-finance) and with different levels in the organization to provide accounting and financial advisory, research, consulting and support that inform decision making and policy development/enhancement, and support financial management of the Support Office he/she is assigned to.
To meet this end, this position prepares and design specialized, complex or large data financial reports. Using these information, this position analyses the data, reviews the finances of a team/department/office, recommends for financial control, checks for compliance to policy and standards, recommends ways to solve problems or issues, and recommends areas for improvement.
The position uses the report and analysis to identify potential risks, prepare financial plans (in some cases), and provide management support in decision making and planning.
Prepare and develop financial reports and analysis, and collaborate with stakeholders to arrive at the desired outcome:
Consolidate, review and identify the financial information (from various data sources, if needed) needed to prepare financial reports and perform analysis required by the Support Office or stakeholder.
Develop tools, templates and recommend processes necessary to derive the financial information needed.
Determine and recommend reports and processes necessary to meet the Support Office’s needs.
Monitor and review the financial performance of field offices and identify risk areas. Address risk appropriately, and coordinate with management to mitigate and prevent future risk as needed.
Check for compliance to accounting, reporting or finance policy and procedures. Address non-compliance appropriately and timely, and assist management in resolving issues. Escalate issues to senior management as needed.
Maintain integrity and timeliness of data in various systems (e.g. myPBAS, Horizon, SO system), and ensure that the data is consistent and accurate. Systems include but is not limited to myPBAS, internal system and ledger, etc.
Assist and oftentimes initiate and lead the year-end carry-forward process in accordance with the agreed policy, and ensure accuracy of information and compliance to policy.
Lead, participate or contribute to ad-hoc projects work as required. Some of these include the following:
Financial analysis and reporting required for International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and other external organizations.
Charge analysis and apportionment to Global Centre.
Grants and donor reporting and analysis.
Funding transfers, for direct-funding Support Offices.
Train stakeholders or users on financial analysis reports, skills policies or processes.
Monitor and track implementation of internal and external audit recommendations of national offices funded by the assigned Support Office and provide report of key trends to be followed up with national office management.
Continuously improve, develop or provide intelligent advice and recommendations in the development of reporting and analytical tools, templates, systems and processes to increase efficiency, accuracy and productivity of reporting and
analysis (e.g. automation).
Clearly and adequately present to stakeholders. Participate and contribute in discussions, conferences or working groups as needed.
Attend and participate in meetings, team events, conference that may be assigned.
Attend and participate in chapel services, daily and group devotions.
Promote World Vision’s values through example and hold self and others accountable for the same across the team.
Perform all other duties that may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor's or University Degree in Accounting or Finance
Has extensive and advanced knowledge and experience in all areas of finance and accounting, preferably in an international development, non-profit or multinational organization.
Has advanced knowledge and is highly skilled in MS Office Suite (especially MS Excel), Lotus Notes, and finance systems.
Has average to above average knowledge, skills and experience in PowerBI.
Has the ability to understand multiple data sources and how they relate to each other.
Able to work with several functional managers or stakeholders and is able to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization (verbally and in writing).
Demonstrated ability to think independently and critically, self-learn and self-manage, and perform detailed and complex analysis. Has the confidence and competence to identify problems and recommend solutions and best practices.
Has very strong analytical, problem-solving, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
Minimum 4-6 years of experience preferably in an international NGO environment, multilateral organization or an international audit/accounting environment.
Minimum 6 months experience working on grants.
Minimum 6 months experience working or supporting people off-shore.
Has experience in working with people from different levels and functions in the organization.
Has substantial and successful experience working in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed work environment and is able to work with several functional managers or stakeholders.
Fluent in general and business English language - written and verbal.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Certified Public Accountant (preferred but not required).
Proficient in MS Access, MS Powerpoint and advanced experience/skills in PowerBI, PowerPivot and Power Query.
Skilled in preparing complex management reports on a timely basis.
Ability to write and read in Spanish and/or French.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.