Global Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis

International Justice Mission
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Posted
    Jan 24

Position description

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our global team of over 1,200 professionals are at work in over 30 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. 

The Need

After 25 years of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting those who are experiencing poverty from violence, IJM has become a $100+ million organization. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, with the Vision to protect 500 million people by the year 2030, IJM’s Chief Financial Officer is seeking a Global Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis.

This position is based in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities:

Global Leadership & Management

  • Advise the CFO, CAO and CEO on the allocation of financial resources, global revenue and expense trends and projections, and financial impact of strategic decisions;
  • Communicate financial plans to the Board of Directors, the Global Leadership Team, the global staff and other internal stakeholders;
  • Partner with the VP of Global Strategy and Execution in developing and implementing the global planning process including the capture of financial data throughout the strategic planning process, the implementation of a common set of Strategic Program Worktags that map to strategic elements and a seamless transition from strategic planning into the 3YR Financial Plan;
  • Build a synergistic partnership with the VP Controller and the broader finance division;
  • Monitor IJM’s global short- and long-term cash flow model, ensuring that IJM maintains its budgeted cash reserve, that IJM programs and projects are consistently and predictably funded and that plans exist for financial contingencies;
  • Drive IJM’s annual revenue and expense planning and quarterly forecasting processes;
  • Publish dashboards and reports to equip decision-makers with needed financial data; and
  • Deliver insightful financial analysis to further the mission of IJM.

Policies, Procedures & Professional Development 

  • Build a global budget framework that appropriately integrates and disaggregates funding sources / uses, allows for clear calculation of return on investment and internal rate of return, and provides a foundation for essential stakeholder reporting;
  • Promulgate uniform revenue-related performance indicators and systems of measurement;
  • Promulgate uniform expense planning tools, templates, policies, processes and definitions;
  • Approve limited exceptions and adaptations to uniform financial planning policies;  
  • Develop financial management capacities in Regional Presidents and Support Team Leads;
  • Recruit, retain and develop a global team of direct and matrixed financial analysts who can provide premier customer service to budget managers. 

Program Management

  • Consolidate monthly, quarterly and annual stream- and region-specific revenue forecasts;
  • Engage the Regional Presidents in evaluating the probability and value of future revenue-generating opportunities for purposes of revenue forecasting;
  • Provide the CFO, CAO and CEO with monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc analysis of IJM divisions’ respective budget versus actual revenue performance;
  • Ensure IJM divisions are receiving monthly, quarterly, and annual ad hoc analysis of their budget versus actual performance (revenue and expenses); and
  • Coordinate with the Grants Management team to integrate restricted gift/grant-funded projects into IJM’s strategic plan, annual budget and quarterly forecasts.

Documentation, Reporting & Data Management

  • Manage budget dimensionality to maintaining simplicity while maximizing data value;
  • Optimize IJM’s budget management tool to support cash flow and revenue management
  • Ensure integration of IJM’s budget management tool with IJM’s ERP and CRM systems; and
  • Coordinate with the Controller on the continued improvement of the chart of accounts / finance data model.

Requirements: 

  • MBA, CPA or equivalent professional experience; 
  • Minimum of 15 years' work experience in leading complex, growing organizations across diverse financial disciplines with priority to development of financial plans, budgets and forecasts in multiple currencies and economies; 
  • International development experience preferred;
  • Cross-cultural field experience a plus;
  • Deep understanding of mature FP&A capabilities and working understanding of accounting, treasury and financial controls;
  • Experience with Workday Finance and/or Adaptive Planning data platforms strongly preferred;
  • Prior financial policy and system knowledge and ability to champion adoption of a universal finance system across an international, non-profit organization; and
  • Strong ability to understand IJM internal customers and a passion for making the financial planning process as simple as possible (avoiding unnecessary complexity). 

Critical Qualities:

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative; 
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.

What does IJM have to offer?

- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits

- Monthly commuter and parking benefits

- Paid leave starting at 23 days

- 12 holidays (plus early release the day prior)

- Retirement benefit

- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation

- Robust staff care resources

Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

What does IJM have to offer?

- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits

- Monthly commuter and parking benefits

- Paid leave starting at 23 days

- 12 holidays (plus early release the day prior)

- Retirement benefit

- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation

- Robust staff care resources

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