Mastercard Foundation Calls For Job Applications


Mastercard Foundation Calls For Job Applications. They are looking Finance Lead to join the team. The position holder will be reporting to the Regional Head of Finance & Accounting. The role will support the Programs teams and partners to oversee all financial aspects of program partnerships including due-diligence, budgeting, controls, contracting, financial reporting and analysis. The role will also act as the primary Finance contact for Program teams in-country.

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  • Guide and train external program partners on all financial aspects of contract execution, including budgeting and reporting, due diligence, financial controls.
  • Provide financial expertise and advice internally to the Foundation’s Programs team on the development and implementation of comprehensive programming strategies.
  • Provide ad-hoc data and support for learning and evaluation activities, including analysis of program outputs and value-for-money.
  • Maintain accurate and timely financial documentation and data, and report on contract commitments, disbursements, and cash flow projections.
  • Ensure the managements grants systems is updated in a timely & Accurate manner with the correct financial information for each program.
  • Ensure there are adequate business controls with the programs to ensure the safeguarding of the foundation’s assets.
  • Accountable for compliance with local and international financial regulations and requirements.
  • Provide periodic reporting on partner finance matters as determined by the partner contracts and ensure follow up actions’ items are closed as required.
  • Troubleshooting and management of financial issues that arise during program implementation.
  • Lead comprehensive program assessment processes ensuring quality control of the plans (Accountable for the quality of the Due diligence assessment).
  • Lead the assessment of the organization capacity assessments especially as relate to the financials capacity of potential partners.
  • Drive annual due diligence review process and updating yearly workplans with Programs teams and partners.
  • Perform due diligence procedures on partners (i.e. evaluating financial statements, financial capacity, watchlist screening).
  • Ensure programs comply with local regulatory requirements.
  • Provide Financial Information & insights as pertains to program finance to support decision making.
  • Identify opportunities to improve and standardize processes within Finance.
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Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or full accounting qualification is required
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in financial roles within large and/or global organizations. Exposure to different cultures and work environment specially francophone areas.
  • Strong Analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Project Management Competence.
  • Working knowledge of Financial Internal Controls Management.
  • Financials Reporting & Analysis experience including Budgeting, Financial Forecasting.
  • Problem solving skills and good influencing skills.
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Able to Identify & Mitigate Operational, Financial and Business Risks.
  • Able to generate Routine Accounting Records and Financial Reports plus determine and apply correct accounting treatments.
  • Excellent communicator, (excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills) with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures,
  • Results driven and self-disciplined, with a strong sense of team and common purpose to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Flexible, adaptable, intellectually curious and open, you are comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to learn and change.
  • Able to formulate and develop a new or creative approach to a problem
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Lastly, Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in Accra, Ghana

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Closing Date: 25th May, 2022


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