PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This position provides global support in all matters related to Cost Allocation. This position will be primarily responsible for finance policy making & review, creation/enhancement and design of financial tools and templates, NO budgets (inclusive of FCSF requests consolidation), financial reports & analyses preparation, and capacity building for various stakeholders. This includes supporting and advising leaders and stakeholders in both field offices, global center and support offices on matters related to cost allocation and cost allocation centralization. This position may also lead and participate in working groups where cost allocation is involved (e.g. CAL Task Force, CAL Core Group, CAL Technical Group).
This position also supervises and oversees the Cost Allocation Centralization team and processes. In this capacity, the Team Lead collaborates with National Offices and ensures that issues are resolved and advice is given.
Collaborate with various stakeholders (e.g. Senior Global Finance Directors, National Office, Regional Office) particularly on the following:
Cost allocation policies and other related or impacted finance policies (e.g. chart of accounts – coding requirements such as the A8 and T1 codes, sub-grantees, grants).
Implementation of projects where cost allocation is involved or can impact (e.g. hub implementation, LEAP3, Horizon).
Lead or participate in CAL Working Groups (e.g. CAL Task Force, CAL Core Group, CAL Technical Group) to develop policies or set practices and standards.
Train and orient stakeholders on any cost allocation initiatives.
Assist or support leaders and stakeholders in resolving issues related to cost allocation.
Provide overall management and direction for cost allocation centralization by:
Leading conversion of offices to cost centralization.
Monitoring compliance with Service Level Agreements. Any violations thereof needs to be discussed and resolved (e.g. CAL run schedule beyond the CAL run timeframe).
Addressing and resolving technical needs.
Coordination with SunSupport, National Offices, Regional Offices & Senior Finance Leaders.
Develop and prepare analysis and reports on cost allocation.
Review and ensure accuracy of reports developed by the team.
Reports include the following:
Support Costs Actuals vs Budget (SunSystems, Approved NO Annual Budget).
Regional Quarterly Scorecards.
Overall CAL Analysis both for NO Expenses (5xx) and Allocated Support Costs to the Projects (400).
CAL grant financial analysis.
Other National Offices and FRSC reports (e.g. Periodic CAL Audit Desk Review, CAL analysis requests from the FRSC-Regional Finance Analysts).
Prepare Adhoc analyses & Desk Reviews.
Validate CAL Transactions & Analysis Codes (e.g T1 Cost Centers vs T9 Allocation Types, T2:835 tracking/usage). This is inclusive of ensuring that NOs do the necessary adjustments on accounts with issues for accurate financial reports.
This procedure will help National Offices align their transaction and analysis codes to WV FFM Chart of Accounts.
Lead the review of NO Support Costs Budget Templates. (in coordination with PBAS group).
Lead the consolidation of FCSF (Fragile Context Special Fund) Requests from National Offices.
Explore, study and create automated financial report templates using the latest reporting/analyes technology such as PowerPivot, Power Query and Power BI (e.g. Consolidated Model, Hub tools).
Attend and participate in chapel services, daily and group devotions.
Promote World Vision’s values through example and hold others accountable for the same across the team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
University degree in business, finance or accountancy.
Extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of finance and accounting and strong analytical skills.
Experience or knowledgeable on office chargebacks and inter-office charges.
Advanced skills in MS Excel) and intermediate skills on datawarehouse/OLAP, SunSystems, Infor PMQA, PowerPivot, PowerBI, Power Query and the like.
Proficiency in both oral and written communication.
Substantial experience in a shared service environment with at least 1 year experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
At least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably with a Non-Government Organization (International/Local).
A general understanding in the operations of a Non-Government Organization (Multi-Cultural Organizations).
Experience with financial and data management systems (e.g. OLAP, SunSystems, myPBAS, PowerPivot).
Able to thrive in a multi-cultural organization.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Project Management Certification
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.