Accounting Manager - Tenders Global

Accounting Manager

  • Contract
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 6 months ago

World Vision

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!

Key Responsibilities:

The Accounting team exist to process financial transactions in the general ledger of the Global Centre and its Regional Offices.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the team to ensure transactions are processed efficiently and accurately with minimal rework. This includes:

  • Manage the Accounting team in all accounting related matters for the Global Centre and its Regional Offices.

  • Manage the month-end and year-end close processes.

  • Work closely with the Financial Reporting, Risk & Compliance team in all matters related balance sheet reconciliations, accuracy and completeness.

  • Manage a strong internal control environment within the Accounting team and its processes across the Global Centre and Regional Offices, identifying gaps in existing policies and processes and proposing improvements and recommendations, as appropriate.

  • Lead and oversee projects to improve practices of the team and global finance processes, with a continuous improvement and customer focused mindset.

Major Responsibilities:

60%: Manage key accounting processes including month-end close

  • Lead a team of financial accountants to process transactions in the general ledger for the Global Centre and Regional Offices accurately and on a timely basis.

  • Review and approve journals.

  • Ensure a strong internal control environment, with appropriate segregation of duties and journals are posted in accordance with business rules.

  • Ensure the sub-ledgers for each Global Centre and Regional Office location balance and are accurate.

  • Manage the intercompany billing processes across the Partnership, ensuring processes are fit-for-purpose and reconcile to the general ledger.

  • All Help Desk queries are appropriately allocated to staff, tracked, actions and closed on a timely basis and to the satisfaction of the requestor.

  • Lead the month-end close process for the Global Centre and Regional Offices. Review the general ledger prior to close.

  • Manage the preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and ensure reconciling items in the balance sheet accounts are cleared on a timely basis.

  • Funding account reconciliations are performed each month by agreed deadlines with reconciling items cleared on a monthly basis.

  • Staff are managed to clear KPIs to ensure accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the general ledger.

  • Identify gaps in existing CAFO group policies and procedures, focusing primarily on finance policies and procedures, and work with colleagues to support changes to policies and procedures to enhance practice in the Global Centre, Regional Offices, Field Offices and Support Offices, where appropriate.

  • Oversee the maintenance of team pages on WV Central to ensure communications to the Partnership via this platform are up to date.

15%: Manage the financial year end close and assist in the annual external audit processes

  • Manage the year-end close process for the WVI Partnership through effective project management, ensuring activities for all offices are coordinated to ensure a timely year-end close, supported by clear guidance, training and communication.

  • Work closely with Global Field Finance, FPRA and FD&C to coordinate year-end close activities across various stakeholder groups.

  • Support the Financial Reporting, Risk & Compliance team during the annual external audit, as requested.

10%: Continuously improve processes and practices with a customer focused mindset

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Lead process improvement initiatives and oversee smaller initiatives driven by staff.

  • Seek opportunities for automation, improvements in quality and efficiency by utilising technology (which may include but is not limited to Power BI, MS form, PowerApps, Sharepoint, Smartsheet, UI Path etc.).

  • Remain current and increase knowledge in related finance areas utilizing self-study and/or continuing professional education efforts.

10%: Leadership and Management

  • Management and responsibilities, including people management and providing ideas for strategic planning for the team.

5%: Other tasks as requested by manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional private/ corporate accounting work experience or 5 years in public accounting.

  • Management experience required.

  • Work experience in public accounting firm or non-profit organization is highly desired.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.

  • Accredited with CPA, Institute of Chartered Accountants or equivalent professional accounting body.

  • Strong knowledge in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Strong knowledge in external and internal controls.

  • Strong knowledge in general ledger management including month-end and year-end processes.

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates effective computer skills, including use if MS Office Suite, Lotus Notes, intranet and internet, and various software applications and databases used in work efforts.

  • Experience in building reporting and utilizing data models in PowerBI or similar software to a proficient level.

  • Strong organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

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