Financial Analyst, Risk and Control - GE

World Bank Group
May 10, 2024
May 25, 2024
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Work from office
Full Time
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Academia, Corporate
World Bank Group Description *This position has 2 openings* Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. The WB Finance & Accounting (WFA) Vice Presidency is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework for IBRD and IDA, and the extensive Trust Fund/Partnership portfolio of the WB entities. It supports an appropriate fiduciary control framework and administering disbursements for Bank lending and leads the client service function for the WB's corporate expenses. Organizationally, WFA is comprised of three departments: (1) Corporate Accounting and Reporting, (2) Trust Funds and Loans, and (3) Financial Controls. In Controller's our mandate supports both internal and external clients while we focus on delivery, optimization, impact, and people & culture. In WFA, our mandate supports both internal and external clients while we focus on delivery, optimization, impact, and people & culture. For more information, visit Within WFA, Risk and Controls team (WFARC) is responsible for: 1.Managing the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) program for IBRD and IDA to support management assertion and external auditor attestation and performing controls testing as a service to other WBG entities. 2.Coordinating the identification, assessment, management and reporting of Operational Risks in WFA. 3.Facilitating the Business Continuity preparedness for WFA's time critical activities. 4.Advising internal clients on effective risk mitigation and internal control practices relating to new products, systems, and processes. 5.WFARN Chennai, which is an integral part of WFARC, is seeking a Financial Analyst to support its deliverables in the above areas. The position will be based in Chennai, India. How your contributions will help us achieve our goals The Financial Analyst plays an important role, working with the rest of the team and other stakeholders, to deliver on all of the areas noted above. The position will report administratively to the Senior Financial Officer, Corporate Reporting and Analysis, Chennai and functionally to the Head of WFA Risk and Controls in Washington DC. What you will do 1. ICFR - support the end to end ICFR program for assigned business lines, which includes: • Scoping; validating & documenting business processes, risks and controls; developing testing strategy for key controls; testing the controls for design and operating effectiveness • Liaise with process unit owners/coordinators, auditors and other stakeholders on ICFR program implementation • Support audit requests and enquiries • Follow up and work with business units to remediate open deficiencies; support in management reporting • Ensure adequate documentation of processes and workpapers in Wdesk (ICFR tool) 2. Operational Risk and Business Continuity • Coordinate the submission of quarterly operational risk report by WFA units • Analyze the risk events submitted to determine root-cause and remediation status, to support overall management reporting •Contribute to enhancing staff awareness on learnings from risk events and best practices in controls •Coordinate the end-to-end BCP program activities including Business Impact Assessment, Recovery Procedures documentation, Exercises and Reporting to management 3. Advisory work on Risk and Controls •Perform pre-implementation review of new products and systems to evaluate and mitigate ICFR risks •Advise on internal control best practices, participate in adhoc deep dive reviews of specific areas and help enhance control awareness among staff •Participate and contribute to other institutional risk initiatives as assigned 4. Wdesk Administration and Automation • Serve as in-house functional specialist for Wdesk system, to support the ICFR and Operational risk reporting activities • Guide business units in using Wdesk effectively, for the above-mentioned initiatives • Perform user acceptance testing for Wdesk system upgrade • Identify opportunities and support the automation efforts to streamline and bring about efficiencies in the above activities. Selection Criteria Education and Experience • Professional accounting qualification (ACA / ACCA / CPA or equivalent) Bachelor's degree in finance/ accounting with at least 3 years relevant work experience Experience in financial institutions or public accounting/consulting firms in an audit, consulting, or risk/control role. Knowledge and Skills • Fundamental Controllership Knowledge: Has a strong understanding of general accounting principles, risks and controls, and financial concepts and transaction processes • Financial Products Knowledge: Good understanding of financial products, hands-on experience in performing process reviews in financial institutions in areas such as treasury, loans, reporting • Knowledge of Recognized Risk and Control Frameworks: Working knowledge of COSO Internal control framework and Basel Operational risk guidelines. Information Technology (IT): Familiarity with IT general control framework , processes, risks and controls. Digital dexterity skills: incl. experience working with data analytical tools (e.g. advanced skills in MS Office, Power BI, etc.) Communication and Report writing: Strong communication (oral and written), reporting writing and presentation skills Abilities • Ability to manage simultaneous competing demands and deliver on time • Ability to analyze large sets of data and complex processes, identify the underlying risks and formulate business solutions • Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain and express views/opinions clearly, confidently, and diplomatically to ensure high-quality results • Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environment, be a strong team player who is inclusive and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues World Bank Group Core Competencies The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. 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