World Vision: Director Finance


The Director of Finance will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the National Director (ND) & the Board. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop Finance team to excel in financial management, business planning and budgeting. The Director of Finance will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as World Vision India continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization touching lives of children in need.

Principal Responsibilities: Lead Financial Planning and Budgeting process, Measuring and Monitoring business performance, Formulate creative solutions to enhance cost effectiveness and efficiency, Manage financial resources, develop & implement fraud control strategy; Determine & Manage enterprise risk exposure strategy, Monitor financial activities & operations, Implement & maintain internal control procedures, Mentorship of the Finance Team & Business Process Improvement.

Core Competencies: Ability to formulate & implement financial policies in alignment with (GAAP) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, achieve quality results and services, Capable of providing necessary direction and guidelines to preparation of long-term & annual budgets.  Building collaborative relationships internally and externally and support the National Director in planning, managing & protecting resources/assets of the organisation, motivating and developing teams of financial and non-financial employees & Excellent communication skills.

Functional Competencies: Support Christian identity, Manage personal work priorities & professional development, Establish & maintain strategic networks, Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers, Provide strategic leadership, Lead personal & strategic transformation, Manage workplace issues, Establish financial operations, Analytical and research skills, Inter personal skills, Commitment to WV India’s values and mission & Exposure to working in the social/development sector.

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Commerce/Finance/Business Administration with a Chartered Accountancy Qualification along with at least 15 years of hands on experience in managing finance & accounting of major NGOs/Corporates with a minimum of 10 years at leadership level.

If you feel that you have the skills & experience that we are looking for, you are aged between 45-55 years of age and ready to relocate to Chennai we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV and cover letter clearly setting out why you are suitable for the role within 14 days to vinothini_adaikalam [at] wvi [dot] org or to india_hr [at] wvi [dot] org

World Vision India being an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women candidates also to apply.