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Job Title: Accounting and Budget Consultant

Background:

The Bank has recently implemented SAP to support most of its corporate services. The Budget Division is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to coordinate efforts towards the above-mentioned key objectives.

 
The team’s mission:

The main mandate of the Budget Division (BGT) is to align the Bank's Administrative and

Capital Budgets with the established strategic work program, while providing high quality budget

services to client departments and units.
 
What you’ll do:
  • Contribute to/provide assistance during major budget exercises (Strategic Budget Outlook
  • Paper, Annual Budget Preparation, Medium-Term Capital Budget Plan, Year-End and Mid-Year Budget Execution Reports), reviewing, analyzing and summarizing inputs and business plans, drafting sections of the document, preparing the Budget Instructions, preparing presentations and reports, compiling data and information necessary to produce the corresponding budget documents, performing data analysis on trends, and requesting corresponding input from business units, etc.
  • Identify, propose and implement budget process improvements. Review and propose updates to manuals, policies and procedures for quality and efficiency.
  • Provide support and training to end-users in the use of budget systems.
  • Provide technical support to the Bank's departments during the fiscal year to facilitate their budget planning and execution within an RBB framework.
  • Monitor departmental/organizational unit budget execution and perform budget analysis to ensure data accuracy and quality control.
  • Review internal client's budget information demand on a regular basis to improve existing standardized reports while reducing the number of requests for ad-hoc reports.
  • Prepare relevant management information reports to support decision-making.
  • Participate in working groups that require budget expertise and therefore BGT representation.
  • Upon request of the Division Chief or direct supervisor, perform other tasks related to thefunctioning of BGT, participate in the preparation of documents and special studies/reports, and assist with other projects as needed.


Citizenship: You are citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.

Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting

or related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable.

Experience: Two to 5 years of experience in budgeting, budgeting support, or controlling, preferably in an international environment, with a special focus on drafting documents, reporting and use of corporate information

systems.

Languages: Proficiency in English is essential as well as proficiency in a second official language of the Bank (Spanish highly desirable).

 

Core and Technical Competencies:

Computer literate with an in-depth knowledge of MS Office products (especially Excel), budget systems such as Hyperion and SAP Fund Management.

 
Opportunity Summary:
Type of contract: Consultant

Length of contract: 18 months

Starting date: 03-01-2019

Location: Headquarters - Washington, DC

Responsible person: Head Ad. Bud., Acct. & Bud Lead Spec.

Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  

Our inclusive culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
 

We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

 

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

 

References: The Bank has implemented the Result Based Budgeting (RBB) initiative which aims at putting in place a budget planning and monitoring framework whereby resources are linked to outputs and performance indicators. BGT is expected to play a leading role with regard to the enhancement of the RBB methodology throughout the organization.

 
Among its responsibilities, BGT:
  • Consolidates and evaluates administrative and capital budget requests.
  • Prepares the Annual Program and Budget Proposal and advises on maximizing cost efficiencies, minimizing wasteful spending and preventing resource expenditures in nonpriority areas.
  • Prepares the Medium-Term Capital Budget Plan.
  • Submits to Senior Management and the Board of Executive Directors the Medium-Term
  • Capital Budget Plan, the Program and Budget Proposal and the Budget Execution reports.
  • Provides technical advice and support to all Bank organizational units in planning and monitoring the execution of their budget.
  • Manages the Bank's budget systems and provides guidance and training to the user community.

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