With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!
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 this 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 reconciliations 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 WV Canada.
Assist with preparing journal entries for relevant transactions every month
Assist with reconciliations in conjunction with other WVC Finance staff
Determine and recommend reports and processes necessary to meet the Support Offices needs
Commit and/or approve funding in PBAS
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.
Assist with pulling relevant supporting documents as needed by external auditors.
Maintain integrity and timeliness of data in various systems and ensure that the data is consistent and accurate. Systems include but is not limited to Power BI, Horizon, myPBAS, internal system and ledger, etc.
Training World Vision Canada staff on relevant FRSC Power BI Reports as well as optimising reports to fit their needs.
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.
Train stakeholders or users on financial analysis reports, skills policies or processes
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 to 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 Visions values through example and hold self and others accountable for the same across the team.
Perform all other duties that may be assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
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 budgeting concepts.
Minimum 6 months experience working on grants.
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.
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), and finance systems.
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
Fluent in general and business English language - written and verbal.
Certified Public Accountant (preferred but not required)
Experienced user of MS Excel, with preference for experience with Power Query
Skilled in preparing complex management reports on a timely basis.
Can work with Canada time zone three times a week - 3pm to 12am in the initial months for training. Specifics can be negotiated. When all parties are comfortable, this can drop to two days a week.
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only