Senior Finance Officer

World Vision is now Hiring for a Senior Finance Officer.

Oversee the life-of-project 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. Provide risk mitigation and capacity building services to appropriate field-facing and donor-facing stakeholders and help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.

Project/Grant Acquisition:

Lead the preparation of proposal budgets, financial plans, amendment requests and extensions in collaboration with stakeholders. Ensure all project and support costs are appropriately represented in budgets in keeping with policy and process.
Review and approve financial aspects of award documents from donors. Advise program and fundraising teams on options to meet match requirements.
Commit funds to projects when approved and funded by donors ensuring commitments are in-line with revenue projections and donor promise.
Project Implementation and Management:
Provide financial management and support for a complex portfolio of cash programs from multiple donors in the areas of Sponsorship, Private Non sponsorship, and/or Public Sector, as assigned.
Interpret budgets and budget implications of food assistance grants and assist in budget design.
Facilitate booking of food commodity, freight and monetization proceeds in according with policies and procedures.

Alignment, Reporting, and Analysis:

Create financial reports and close-out documents in compliance with donor requirements and government regulations.
Monitor and analyze program spending trends and key financial status metrics. Advise and resolve related issues by collaborating with program, fundraising teams and other key stakeholders.
Ensure financial objectives are in alignment to WVUS strategy and donor requirements
Support external and internal audits, interpret regulations to the organization to ensure compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, internal finance policies, government regulations and other donor requirements.
Collaborate with internal partners and donors to resolve significant audit findings.

Capacity Building:

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.
Contribute to the capacity building efforts by assisting in the development of training materials and tools.
Attend assigned finance team meetings.
Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.
Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or international business or equivalent (eight years) work experience.
In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires work experience in finance and/or grants management experience; 5-8 years.
Certified Public Account (CPA) or other professional accreditation preferred.
Previous work experience with an international relief/development organization recommended.

Preferred sector specific education/experience.

FOOD: Work experience to include financial management and budgeting of USAID Title II food and program design and proposal development with a proven successful track-record (USDA and WFP preferred). Familiarity with USAID/FFP and USDA regulations and internally accepted standards for food aid budgeting and management.

CASH: Working knowledge of and experience with US Government regulations on grants management and experience in financial management and budgeting in private and public sector (including micro-enterprise) programming.

Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Working Environment / Conditions: Standard office environment. International and domestic travel required (minimum 25% of the time). May require trips to hazardous locations.

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