Position title : Finance & Controlling Advisor MENA
Working location : Casablanca Morocco
Continent and Region : Africa MENA region
Mission of the position :
The Finance & Controlling Advisor supports the Director of the function.
He contributes to the mission of Finance & Controlling :
It is our mission to enable transparency, accountability as well as the efficient and proper use of funds in the Federation.
We provide services to Member Associations especially policies, tools, consulting, training and monitoring.
We coordinate the allocation of programmes to funding partners and co-ordinate and execute the flow of funds between these funding partners.
We manage financial risks of the Federation on an on-going basis, focusing on accountability in the use of resources and sustainability in the federation-wide funding model.
We provide information relevant to management and legal bodies for controlling and decision-making.
We see our role as an integral part of the Federation and act as financial business advisors while ensuring fiduciary compliance.
Main clients :
Director of Finance & Controlling MENA
Children s Villages International Representatives
Function’s Directors & Advisors
National Chief Accountant or National Finance Manager / Director
Finance and Controlling co-workers of the CFO
PSA Finance staff
Key performance areas and main responsibilities :
Finance & Controlling Services for the Federation
Give strategic financial planning support to Director of Finance & Controlling and support the preparation of the regional financial scenario and budgeting frame
Contribute to the development of the Regional Support Plan and support its implementation
Participate in the development and update of financial policies and quality standards and implement these policies
Support maintenance of master data in finance systems by providing and uploading necessary information.
Finance & Controlling Services for Member Associations
Support the linking of needs and funds by providing the necessary financial information and coordinating the allocation of funds, according to the MA strategy and PSA requirements;
support MAs in finding funding opportunities for programs with limited funding
Support the management of PSA portfolios by providing the necessary financial information to International Office (IO)
Support Member Associations’ (MAs) budgeting process, check quality of MA budgets and monitor budget execution within the given financial frames
Support all MAs to conduct their accounting, check data quality and import accounting data
Support all MAs to manage their local and their PSA funds
Support all MAs in setting up a proper internal control system and participate in internal audits in MAs; in case of conditioned audit results, ensure the preparation of an action plan by the MA and monitor its implementation
Support all MAs in their external financial audit process and quality check the MA audits
Support all MAs in their statistics data collection
Support MAs and CVI Representatives in the financial aspects of programme plans and proposals
Monitor MA financial data and financial key performance indicators
Build up finance capacity in MAs and support OD process in MA finance department
Support MAs and CVI Representatives / Director of Finance & Controlling in crisis cases
Support MAs in the preparation of strategic financial scenarios
Actively monitor and support the implementation of quality standards (in FC area) in the MAs so as to ensure that the standards are respected
Finance Services for General Secretariat (GSC)
Support CVI Representatives in the annual financial planning of MA budgets
Ensure the link between MA Annual and Strategic plan and MA budget
Support Director FC in the consolidation of the MA budgets
Support CVI Representatives in monitoring the MA budgets and MA key financial data on regular base
Support Member Support Advisor in replying and coordinating finance-related PSA / GSC information requests
Support CVI Representative in decision making related to re-allocation requests from MAs
Support MAs in the accounting of membership fees
Build finance capacity within the FC function
Upon request of the Director of FC, represent Finance and Controlling issues in Regional Management Team and International FCN meetings
Upon request of Director of FC, fulfil senior tasks in FC area
Treasury & Risk Management
Support MAs in their liquidity planning and quality check MA liquidity plans
Prepare regional risk assessments and coordinate and monitor mitigation measures
Support the execution of currency transactions for the IOR
Support MAs in their bank relations
Finance Systems Support
Implement and give first level user support for MAs for the SOS controlling system LUCY (Finance modules), the accounting and HR software Dynamics NAV and the Budget Entry Tool.
University degree in Finance / accounting,
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Finance / accounting or controlling,
Methodic, accurate and excellent organizational skills,
Ability to work effectively in a team and independently,
Ability to work under pressure,
Facility to travel extensively,
Fluency in English, French, Arabic.
To apply to this position, please send your CVs and Cover letters to :
The deadline for applications is 31 of January 2018.