Regional Finance Director – Africa

  • Anywhere
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 27 May 2022

VisionFund International is financial empowerment from World Vision, a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Working together as part of World Vision – VisionFund enables impoverished households to increase their incomes and then impact communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish.

For over 17 years, VisionFund has been committed to brighter futures for children where they can experience the love of Christ, building lives free of need and full of promise.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Regional Finance Director – Africa, you will lead and manage the execution of VisionFund International’s (VFI) strategy in the region. You will be responsible for all regional Microfinance Institutions (MFI) finance issues and will work primarily with the Regional Finance Managers and MFI’s CFOs, who have a reporting line into this position. You will be accountable to ensure proper controls, policies, procedures, and reporting standards are in place. All efforts will be made to provide regional solutions to improve MFI finance processes and reporting quality.

We are looking for an experienced person able to take initiative and have hands on approach, able to work independently and support regional teams in achieving strategic goals.

Requirements include:

  • Degree in finance or accounting, MBA.
  • CPA or equivalent accounting background is a must
  • Given the need to control financial risk within the MFI’s, it is imperative that this individual has a deep financial analysis and accounting understanding.
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience (min. 10 years) in microfinance and/or banking.
  • Understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes and contracting.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

How to apply:

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online. We will be accepting applications until he right candidate is found.

VisionFund is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund International, please visit our website: www.visionfund.org. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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