World Vision International

Staff Accountant - VisionFund International

Job Description

ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND:

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 30+ countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$ 535 million, serve over 1.2 million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 4 million children each year.

Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparation of VisionFund’s monthly financial statements.

  • Reconciliation of bank accounts and other accounts.

  • Preparation of journal entries.

  • Preparation of monthly departmental budget analysis on key expense categories.

  • Processing payment of expenses and coordination with WVI Accounts Payable.

  • Prepare intercompany Pre-Approval (PA) requests and monitor related Settlement Advice (SA) expense reports.

  • Maintenance of VFI databases related to loans other accounting data.

  • Assisting with the external audits for VFI and WVI.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

  • Some international travel required.

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

  • Requires a bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

  • 2 years related work experience, preferably in accounting.

  • Intermediate to advanced usage of Microsoft Excel and Word (Access a plus).

  • Experience with accounting software systems.

  • MBA or CPA encouraged.

We welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and cultures and aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and contribution to our mission of providing long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most

vulnerable people.