Role: Finance Officer
Language Requirement: English & Spanish
Location: Remote within the U.S.
Required experience: Fluent in Spanish. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or international business. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of two years of work experience in finance and/or grants management. Previous work experience with an international relief/development organization.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. for any employer.
Travel: Up to 25% of time both in development and fragile contexts.
Salary Range: $67,000 – $104,000. Please note the typical hiring range is $70,000 – $85,000 annually. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. This range applies to locations with a market similar to our Washington D.C. office. A different range may apply based on your work location.
World Vision is looking for a Finance Officer to oversee international financial management of complex sector-specific portfolios of cash grant programs, ensuring resources are acquired, properly allocated according to donor requirements, and efficiently utilized to meet project goals. The officer will provide risk mitigation and capacity building services to appropriate field-facing and donor-facing stakeholders. As a Christian organization, this person will help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies; personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ; minister to others through life, deed, word and sign
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role.
Lead the preparation of proposal budgets and amendment requests in collaboration with field partners and with input from program officers.
Advise program teams on resource integration options to meet match requirements of grants and on recovery of indirect and field ministry service costs for grant proposals and private funding.
Assist in the development of the annual program team operating budget and monitor actual performance developing income projections.
Review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with and donor requirements analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to sector team leaders and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending.
Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with government regulations.
Address Government and World Vision International audits in partnership with national/program offices, providing required information to auditors and participating in the defense of disallowed costs.
Facilitate training sessions on topics such as grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems, as well as sectoral specific topics to field staff as needed and assisting field offices in interpreting regulations to ensure compliance.
Assist in the development of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles, WVI finance policies, and Government and other donor regulations.
Provide expert consultation regarding the implementation of cost allocation methodology (CAM) at a project/grant level.
Technical or Sector Expertise:
Utilize knowledge of and expertise working in or with a particular technical sector and utilize this knowledge to manage a portfolio of grant programs from multiple donors.
Prepare financial plans, proposal budgets, amendments, and extensions for the life of an award up to and including close-out.
Ensure headquarters and regional support costs are appropriately represented within each budget submission. Attend or ensure appropriate coverage for relevant meetings.
Work collaboratively with program and finance team members to represent balanced perspective on sectoral funding allocations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.
You Bring These Skills:
Understanding of USAID granter and donor requirements
Ability to train and coach
Strong cross-cultural communication skills
Passion for Christ and World Vision’s Mission
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or international business or equivalent work experience (eight years). Master’s degree preferred. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of two years of work experience in finance and/or grants management. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other professional accreditation preferred. Previous work experience with an international relief/development organization strongly recommended given the international context of this role.
Additional Skills We Are Interested In:
Experience living or working overseas strongly encouraged
Salary Range & Benefits:
WVUS Pay Grade Level: 224
The full range for this position is $67,000 – $104,000.
Typical hiring range is $70,000 – $85,000 a year.
This applies to locations with a market similar to our Washington D.C. office.
A different range may apply based on your work location.
Job offers within the range are based on relevant jo qualifications and pay equity. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as the Vine.
Please indicate the range you’re targeting when asked during the application process.
In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.
Additionally, merit, auto allowance and relocation may be available to eligible employees based on existing plans.
Where This Job Could Take Your Career:
Join a team of dynamic international finance professionals based in Washington D.C. This role would naturally grow into a Senior Finance Officer. You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 40,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).
About World Vision:
We’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For nearly 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.
What Happens Next?
Applications are reviewed weekly. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an initial phone conversation with a recruiter. If questions arise on our end about your application, we will message you to learn more. We encourage you to submit a PDF resume and a cover letter! Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time. All interviews will be virtual at this time.
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