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  • Posted: Nov 14, 2022
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    Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

    The key responsibilities include but not limited to the following-

    • Advise the Board and Management team on controlling and measurements of risks.
    • Responsible for development and implementation of the institution-wide risk management framework.
    • Develop and implement best risk management practices.
    • Oversee and direct the enterprise-wide management of risk exposures.
    • Formulate policies and measurement models for the various units involved in carrying out the significant activities that create exposures in the various activity segments in the institution.
    • Make recommendations to the Boards and Senior Management on the type and level of exposures in each activity segment permitted by policy.
    • Advise and recommend to the Boards and Management team on all matters relating to risk exposure management.
    • Regulate, monitor and review control procedures and report on matters relating to exposures
    • Manage and report deviations from set limits and exceptions to policy to the Board and Management team for their appropriate actions.
    • Perform monthly stress-tests on risk portfolios and at least on a quarterly basis, review and approve the appropriateness of the controls applied at the business levels.
    • In addition to the monthly stress tests, perform semi-annual reverse stress-testing to examine the impact of selected scenarios from a ‘bottom- up’ perspective.
    • Incorporate the results of the stress-tests (which will inform management of the expected risk tendency of the portfolio against the approved risk appetite of the institution) into the risk governance structure of the institution
    • Be empowered, where appropriate, to initiate management action to contain the potential risk levels within the approved risk appetite to ensure discipline in the risk management process of the institution

    Safeguarding Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
    • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
    • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

    Educational Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, Risk Management, Economics, Banking, Business administration, Accounting or Law.

    Skills and Competencies Requirements:

    • Analytical and soft skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Risk management skills
    • Audit skills
    • People management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Organization and planning skills
    • Proactive and independent
    • Report writing skills

    Experience Requirements:

    • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role is required.

    BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are the part of our Performance Management System.

    BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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    Chief Finance Officer

    The Chief Finance Officer, BRAC International Holdings B.V., Ghana is a position based in Ghana. The candidate will drive and oversee all the financial activities for the institution as well as formulate financial strategies for BRAC International Holdings B.V. to support and ensure the overall success of the institution.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop framework and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports to all the relevant stakeholders by following International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ensure all financial activities are properly approved, recorded and documented.
    • Review the financial reporting and provide the CEO with relevant reports as required at board meetings to ensure accuracy.
    • Review and drive the annual audit for BRAC Ghana and provide the board of directors with the findings to ensure adherence.
    • Discuss audit issues with the auditors and follow up with the management team on the implementation by working closely with external auditors and regulatory bodies.
    • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management and petty cash for BRAC Ghana to minimise the financial risk; analyse financial change in the environment and advise management accordingly.
    • Develop and enforce internal financial and accounting policies and procedures of BRAC Ghana to ensure compliance.
    • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO as well as plan for the implementation of the budgets for BRAC Ghana.
    • Monitor all legislation relevant to the institution and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the institution is compliant.
    • Review financial reports of donor funds, attend donor/lender meetings and take necessary steps to implement the recommendation regarding financial nature.
    • Review and implement the finance and accounting module of BRAC Ghana as well as strategize, organise, direct and control the overall management of financial activities to ensure efficient financial management.
    • Lead, coach and guide the staff in technical expertise, management, and soft skills, where necessary in order to enhance capabilities and deliver up to expectations.

    Safeguarding

    • Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
    • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
    • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

    Educational Requirements:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant subjects.
    • Recognized Professional Qualification on Finance and Accounting such as ICA Ghana, ACCA or CPA will be of added advantage.

    Required Competencies:

    • Financial accounting
    • Financial system setup and development
    • Financial reporting
    • Project budgeting and cost control
    • Audit and compliance
    • Financial management skills
    • Financial and BRAC operations policies and procedures
    • Internal controls assessment
    • Fraud detection & control
    • Financial performance analysis

    Experience Requirements:

    • 10 years of relevant work experience, 5 of which should have been a senior management position in a similar organisation
    • Experience in financial services sector
    • Experience with managing complex accounting and finance system, including reporting, budgeting, audit and compliance in INGO with multiple country orientation

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