The Intersection of Calling and Career…
World Vision is now hiring a Senior Financial Analyst
01 The Job: The Finance, Planning and Analysis team takes an active role becoming trusted partners with all business functions. World Vision is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with a data-driven point of view to participate in a wide variety of services. The ideal candidate has a strategic mindset, loves numbers and analysis, and is passionate about utilizing technology to deliver quality data and business insights that contribute to excellent strategic and operational planning and decision-making across the organization.
-Serve as primary Finance contact for the planning and budget process in relation to assigned business units. Partner with multiple cross-functional leaders to develop annual budgets, monthly forecasts and strategies that align with organizational priorities. Evaluate department action plans, forecasts, and cost/benefit justifications to verify consistency and alignment with organizational strategies.
-Support strategic and operational decisions through data gathering, consolidation and complex analysis. Recommend and help implement decision criteria and financial standards to optimize short-term and long-term investment for growth, net yield, and quality.
-Analyze income performance and operational costs activity monthly, explaining variances and alerting management to changes in trends and probable impact to the organization. Identify opportunities for financial business practice improvements and make recommendations to management.
-Develop and/or maintain modeling, forecasting, and other analytical tools to improve planning and decision-making approaches across the organization.
-Benchmark and analyze industry trends and measures. Conduct feasibility studies of potential innovations and operational improvements. Review, analyze or develop business cases for new investments.
-Produce regular, recurring reports [written and verbal], ensuring accuracy, validity, and clean presentation. Provide insight into past performance and future trends and distill learnings and KPI’s into actionable information.
-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.
-Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.
Key competencies and skills:
-Proven experience in analysis, modeling, and reporting financial performance; Ability to analyze and draw conclusions from data and present findings to external customers
-Customer focused and collaborative, with a high level of curiosity and a strong sense of ownership
-Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build productive relationship that drive accountability across stakeholders without a direct reporting relationship
-Ability to perform strategic business planning including settling organizational objectives, overseeing competitive analysis, strategy communication and opportunity recognition.
-Advanced computer skills, including use of Excel and PowerPoint, experience with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems
-Experience with data visualization and reporting tools, including Microsoft BI stack preferred
-Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
-Attention to detail, data integrity and accuracy
-Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and timelines in a constantly changing work environment
02 About World Vision USA: When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That’s because we’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus’ love at the center. Always. We’re Christian and follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.
03 Let your work be your faith in action: Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Our call to action is urgent. That’s why we’re looking for someone who is ready to place their expertise behind helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Every stroke of the keyboard, shift in strategy, and innovation in our marketing of fundraising initiatives can help influence whether someone chooses to help today or not. If not you, then who?
04 Salary Range & Benefits: Your salary is important to you so it’s important to us. If you need the approximate range to inform your decision on whether to apply or not contact the Talent Acquisition Partner, Catherine at email@example.com. We have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
05 You bring
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (eight years) work experience.
-In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires work experience with planning, budgeting, analysis, forecasting and modeling, with an understanding of accounting; 5-8 years.
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