Mastercard Foundation Jobs 2021 for Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis, Programs

Mastercard Foundation Jobs 2021 for Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis, Programs available. See details below on how to apply for the position of Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis, Programs in Millar Cameron.

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance.


We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.

The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.

We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful.

If you are an Accounting professional ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!


The Lead, FP&A is a key partner to the Head of Finance & Accounting, Africa and Program Senior leadership Program team members accountable for Program financial risk management through financial planning and monitoring, financial analysis for strategic decision-making in programming and provision of critical inputs to enable cash management to fund the Foundation’s operations. This position will be responsible for developing and driving a proactive, collaborative partnership with the Enterprise FP&A teams.

The successful candidate will be based in any of our country offices in Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya or Rwanda.



  • Finance Business partner to the Head of Research and the Head of Strategy & Planning within the program team.
  • Undertake the full financial cycle management of programming (Research Programs) including, but not limited to, aspects of Due Diligence, Budgeting, Contracting, Risk management, Continuous financial management and financial controls within the programmatic space.
  • Provide them with end-to-end financial support; providing financial information, tools, analysis and insight, enabling more effective & informed decisions and driving strategy.
  • Structure, build, and maintain financial and decision-making models to develop meaningful insights and actionable recommendations for the programs portfolio.
  • You will also strategically support the decision making on tools and technology to understand how different systems and tools work together to enable data/information of decision making.

Budgeting & Forecast

  • Develop & drive the budgeting cycle for Programs Function and providing analysis and explanation of current and historic performance in collaboration with the enterprise FP&A team.
  • Build and maintain a rolling forecast of current and future commitments and disbursements and linkages on how the foundation is tracking towards delivery of strategic objectives.

Reporting & Analysis

  • Develop dashboards to track key performance metrics and monitor the foundation’s performance as regards the programs portfolio. Provide management with insights into drivers of strategic objectives, as well as risks and opportunities.
  • Liaise with Programs teams and Country heads for inputs to aid in consolidation of monthly management reports together with the Enterprise FP&A Team & the Strategy planning teams.
  • Collaborate with Accounting and FP&A to optimize and expedite FP&A inputs to the monthly close process.
  • Prepare succinct and clear executive presentations (financial information) that simplify complex topics, often with time sensitive deliverables.

Process Improvement

  • Develop and embed reporting processes & routines together with the FP&A Head/Lead across the program finance teams that enable availability of accurate and timely information for decision support for the programs teams & continuously identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Integrate impact measurement into forecasting and reporting processes.


  • Develop partnership with stakeholders throughout organization.
  • Together with the Enterprise FP&A Head/Lead share industry knowledge and expertise with the finance team & other teams to build capability & elevate financial management literacy as needed.
  • Any other tasks as maybe required from time to time.


  • 12+ years of experience in a highly quantitative role, with rigorous forecast and analytics reporting accountability.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related field.
  • Experience in a similar role within a large global organization would be an added advantage.
  • Advanced experience in financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting, profit and loss management and analysis.
  • Experience in the use of analysis tools such as Power BI, to distill complex issues into simple models and decision-making frameworks.
  • Proactive in seeking solutions and better ways of working with proven ability to in building and improving process.
  • Ability to present financial information to a Board level audience and to non-financial business partners.
  • Good working knowledge of Financial accounting & reporting controls.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and Microsoft office skills.
  • Good Judgement, strong commercial acumen & analytical skills, with great attention to detail.
  • High level of accountability.
  • Ability to build positive business relationships and work collaboratively.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities and an ability to prioritize, work and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
  • French language and/or local language skills are an asset.

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