The Accounting and Financial Planning Manager is responsible for analyzing and interpreting financial and operational data to guide the Senior Management Team of GCF on budgetary matters and all enterprise resource planning. S/he collaborates with budget focal points in the Secretariat and Independent Units in analyzing, monitoring and forecasting budget utilization to guide the efficient allocation of resources to support the work programs of the Fund. S/he also engages with the Budget Committee on Budgetary Matters and the Ethics and Audit Committee on financial statements preparation and audit.
Leads the expansion of financial and operational analysis to implement budgetary planning controls, drive planning, forecasting, and design appropriate data stories to support the senior management in data-driven decision-making.
Leads the generation of new and unique insights into organizational efficiency and effectiveness, identifies gaps in available information and designs, and implements innovative approaches to capture critical information.
Innovates and improves the financial reporting, managerial reporting, and multi-year budgeting processes by benchmarking against industry leaders and adopting international best practices.
Leads a team of highly capable FP&A staff and leverages their skills while developing them along their desired career progression.
Leads the engagement with the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team and the Heads of the Independent Units to clarify the drivers behind their resourcing estimates and obtain information to inform the development of narratives for managerial reports while constantly providing advice and insights to them.
Advocates for the GCF operating model and context in the engagement with external auditors and other advisory service providers to ensure that GCF context is accounted for during the audits and other advisory engagements.
Leads the engagement with the Budget Committee on budgetary matters as the Budget Committee's focal point and the Ethics and Audit Committee on matters related to annual financial statements audit, selection, and evaluation of the external auditor.
Facilitates the development of internal and external networks for seamless performance of financial planning, analysis, and reporting assignments.
Manages and coordinates the timely collection of all information for financial and managerial reports and leads the preparation of the report within set timeframes.
Manages and coordinates the timely collection and consolidation of bottom-up resourcing estimates to ensure that the consolidated resourcing estimates are available in good time for review by the Senior Management Team and the Budget Committee.
Plans the resources and timeframe needed to support the interim and final audit of financial statements to ensure that the audit is timely completed and presented to the Board.
Leads the development of frameworks and processes that synthesize the lessons learned and best practices and updates policies, manuals and guidelines, standard operating procedures, and other knowledge products in financial planning, analysis, and reporting.
Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job):
Education, Certifications, and Language Requirements:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce Finance, Accounting. A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree requirement.
Fully qualified Financial or Managerial Accountant (e.g., CA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CMA)
Fluency in spoken and written English.
A minimum of 11 years’ experience in financial planning, analysis and reporting work in an International/Multilateral Organization with funding size and operations similar to GCF. At least 5 years’ experience in a management role.
Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power Automate, and business intelligence tools such as Power BI and Tableau.
Experience in data analytics and programming skills in Python etc. will be an added advantage.