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Accountant

Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.

The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. 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.
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Accounting Lead based in Toronto, with a day to day reporting to the Head of Finance & Accounting in the regional office, the Accountant will work closely with the Accounting team as well as with other departments within the Foundation to support the day to day activities as well as aspects of month-end and year-end closing. A key aspect of this role will be to improve the efficiency of the Accounting team’s processes using technology.
In addition to supporting day to day accounting activities, this role will also support the Head of Finance and Accounting with building the accounting and operations infrastructure in the regional hub as part of a multi-year growth strategy. This will include supporting the development of our systems, procedures and internal processes and helping to manage our relationships with external parties such as our bank and the local tax authorities.
As the scope and scale of our work in Africa grows, the Accounting team structure and processes will also change.  Your ability to be flexible and adaptable, and your willingness to support wherever needed, are critical to our joint success.
Responsibilities
·         Record accounts payable transactions.
·         Review and process staff expense reports.
·         Train new staff in how to submit invoices and prepare expense reports.
·         Engage in all aspects of month-end and year-end closing processes including preparing and reviewing general ledger journal entries, account analysis and management reporting.
·         Assist in development and implementation of new processes and internal control policies.
·         Support external audits including preparation of working papers.
·         Assist in compilation of working papers for tax compliance including statutory direct and indirect tax filings and audits.
·         Support other departments with financial and accounting issues.
·         Work closely with team members to advance team goals and help meet deliverables.
·         Perform ad hoc projects and/or duties as required.
Qualifications
·         Degree or diploma in Accounting.
·         Minimum three (3) years of post-graduate experience in an Accounting role.
·         Working knowledge of technical accounting practices and experience in developing reports.
·         Solid understanding of accounting and reporting software. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Prophix, and Concur would be an asset.
·         High level of proficiency with current technology including; Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel, Word, and Outlook.
·         Excellent business and financial analytical skills.
·         Excellent planning, prioritization and time management skills.
·         Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
·         Proactive, engaged and a self-starter.
·         Detail-oriented and process-driven with a demonstrated ability to consistently and effectively produce high quality work.
·         Strong written and spoken communication skills in English required.
·         Professional demeanor, sensitivity with different cultures and impeccable integrity.
·         Excellent initiative and possess a “take charge” attitude and sense of ownership.
·         You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·         You possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
·         You possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
How to Apply

Head-Total Rewards and Compensation

Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.
The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. 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.
The Opportunity
Mastercard Foundation is looking for a senior total rewards and mobility professional for a new role to serve as a strategic partner, working directly with leaders and staff across the Continent. The focus is to build a total rewards strategy that aligns to both the talent strategy and Young Africa Works strategy.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create and elevate the total rewards strategy to support the Foundation’s competitiveness for talent. This individual will think holistically while directing the global aspects on total rewards and mobility programs covering Canada and Africa. This role will also provide expert consultation in compensation and benefits to regional and country teams while assessing and driving transformation of the total rewards and mobility function To achieve the  mandate, the individuals will lead a team of professionals located in Toronto, Canada and in Africa, assessing, designing world class programs and and implementing them at a country and local level.
We are looking for an individual who is results-oriented, agile, creative and a team player to work in an environment characterized by expansion and growth.
You will report to
The Chief of People and Culture partnering closely with senior management across the Continent and in Canada.
Responsibilities
·         Establish a holistic Total Rewards and Mobility function in close collaboration with the People and Culture team.
·         Build, manage, and coach a strong Total Rewards team to support this mandate.
·         Oversee the design and implementation of global mobility framework and all associated processes and policies applicable to both Canada and Africa; including technical expertise relating to international assignments i.e. work permits, income tax, relocation, local legislation.
·         Ensure that these programs are effective, employee experience driven, administered with excellence and with looked at for continuous improvement.
·         Scan the global total rewards trends and approaches to ensure our programs are competitive.
·         Drive Total Rewards philosophies, projects and processes that require global alignment including but not limited to compensation cycles, mobility, relocation, Canadian and African benefits and a recognition program.
·         Educate and inform senior leaders, manager and staff on compensation structure and related policies and processes.
·         Manages Executive Compensation and market analysis.
·         Support HRBP’s on all aspects of compensation execution and mobility.
·         Lead the execution of total rewards studies and analyses including benchmarking and market competitiveness.
·         Responsible for ensuring all employment legislation and standards are followed to ensure legal compliance.
·         Develop great relationships with our employees at all levels to support a high level of employee engagement.
·         Leverage networks and experience to bring new ideas and best practice to the forefront.
·         Manage the coordination of multiple interventions across multiple sectors and change course based on new information.
·         Develop and maintain existing and new vendor relationships to advance the work.
Qualifications
·         15+ years of progressive HR experience serving in strategically focused roles. Senior level experience including leading and directing compensation, benefits and mobility programs is a must. Global experience is an asset.
·         Minimum 7 years of experience leading and managing a team with the proven ability to motivate and energize others.
·         Post Graduate degree in Human Resources, Compensation, Benefits or a related field and/or a combination of relevant experience and education. Certificate in compensation, benefits and/or mobility would be an asset.
·         Fluency in English is required, and French language skills would be preferred.
·         Experience with changing and/or enhancing and implementing compensation and benefit programs.
·         Experience with building compensation, benefits and mobility programs.
·         Extensive knowledge of employment legislation, best practices and market practices across Africa with a strong professional network. Good knowledge of immigration and relocation practices.
·         Willingness to take initiative, “roll up one’s sleeves” move with urgency, persistence and speed, and thrive in a fast-paced environment of high demand and change.
·         Able to navigate a complex organization in transition, bringing a flexible attitude and a growth mindset
·         Able to bring creative new approaches and diverse solutions. Willing to take calculated risks to influence the adoption of fresh ideas and approaches.
·         Strong employee focus with exceptional interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to build effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and across all levels of the Foundation.
·         Possesses professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values of Humility, Kindness & Respect, Co-creation and Impact.

·         Drives towards impact and outcome. Motivated by a sense of performance, excellence and urgency.
·         Strong judgement, consulting, facilitation and negotiation skills.
·         Comfortable with all forms of technology.
·         Able to travel across Africa and internationally.
What we are offering
·         A values-driven organization with a compelling mission
·         An opportunity to pursue your passion to have impact on the lives of others
·         A chance to build a new Total Rewards function and make your mark as an HR professional
·         Small collaborative teams where you can influence the direction of the organization
·         Competitive compensation and benefits package
·         Professional and personal learning opportunities supported by the Foundation
How to Apply

Facilities Project Manager

Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.
The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. 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.
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Lead, Facilities and Travel, the Facilities Project Manager will be a key member of the team responsible for creating inspiring spaces and innovative services that brings the Foundation’s culture and values to life. The role will focus on new office builds in Africa. The successful individual will thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously. They will need to be highly adaptive and possess the ability to see the ‘big picture’ while focusing on high-risk issues. With an attention to detail, the successful individual will also need to be highly effective in work methodologies and possess superior communication and teamwork skills to foster strong relationships with Foundation staff and external contacts. 
Responsibilities
·         Project manage leasehold improvements, relocations, renovations, new builds, and input on lease agreements regarding scope of work to be completed by Landlord and Tenant.
·         Facilitate strategic discussions across business areas to drive facility initiatives and construction build outs; including operations, legal, finance, People and Culture and IT.
·         Manage procurement processes for all renovation projects. This includes obtaining quotes and tenders from multiple vendors and suppliers, negotiating contracts to optimize cost effectiveness; inclusive of designers, architects, engineers, contractors, furniture & fixtures, and movers.
·         Support critical business functions (i.e. financial, procurement, vendor management, contract management, and general office services) while seeking out innovative ways to streamline and enhance service delivery.
·         Manage and report on financial budgets for all capital expenditures.
·         Liaise with the Legal & Compliance team to examine contracts related to facilities.
·         Work to drive consensus and decision-making where trade-offs are required.
·         Work to ensure efficient and productive integration of new office operations for all teams.
·         Communicate with stakeholders on facilities issues that may have an operational impact.
·         Ability to travel 20-30% of the time as required.
·         Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
·         You have a university degree in Project Management and/or a degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience.
·         PMP Certification. LEED Certification and/or IFMA Facilities Management certification are assets.
·         5-7 years of experience in multi-site facilities management, corporate property services and/or construction project development and management.
·         Knowledge of construction, the various methods of construction delivery, construction planning/project estimation, understanding of construction documents, construction terminology, construction procedures and working knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical systems.
·         Detailed knowledge of building components and preventative maintenance best practices along with building lifecycle management and related financial plans.
·         Ability to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, within specifications, and in-compliant with all requirements including but not limited to regulatory, environmental, health, and safety requirements.
·         Ability to think creatively, bringing innovative solutions to the table.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of the Foundation.
·         Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to consistently and effectively produce high quality work.
·         Ability to navigate ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment.
·         Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures and impeccable integrity.
·         Excellent technical skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio) and other information systems/platforms related to design and construction.
·         Fluent in both English and the local language. Fluency in French is highly desirable.
·         You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·         You possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
·         You possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Completion of satisfactory business references, background checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.
How to Apply

Finance Lead

Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.
The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. 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.
The work at the Foundation
The Finance team is a key partner to colleagues in Programs and Impact in implementing and managing programs with implementing partners across Africa. Together with Legal & Compliance, Finance works collaboratively to execute and manage partner contracts, develop partner relationships, and meet regulatory requirements, through financial analysis, due diligence, and audit/compliance reviews.
The opportunity
Reporting to the Head of Finance and Accounting, Eastern and Southern Africa the Finance Lead will oversee all financial aspects of our program partnerships in country, including due diligence, reporting and contracting. This is an opportunity to influence and support our growth across Africa in co-ordination with our head office in Toronto. The successful candidate will also be the primary Finance contact for the Program Leads in Kenya. As such, the individual must be highly motivated, innovative, and results-oriented, with strong listening skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.
As the scope and scale of our work across Africa grows, the Finance team structure and processes will also change. The ability to be flexible and adaptable, and a willingness to support wherever needed, are critical to our joint success.
Responsibilities
·         Manage the full cycle of program partner contracts, i.e. Expression of Interest (EOI), proposal, contract approval, program execution and monitoring, and program completion.
·         Guide and train external program partners on all financial aspects of contract execution, including budgeting and reporting, due diligence, and Canadian regulatory requirements.
·         Provide financial expertise and advice internally to the Foundation’s Programs team on the development and implementation of comprehensive programming strategies.
·         Provide ad-hoc data and support for learning and evaluation activities, including analysis of program outputs and value-for-money.
·         Maintain accurate and timely financial documentation and data, and report on contract commitments, disbursements, and cash flow projections.
·         Monitor program spend against budget, and provide analysis and recommendations on proposed changes.
·         Accountable for compliance with local and international financial regulations and requirements, e.g. Canada Revenue Agency standards, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws, etc.
·         Travel (within Kenya, across Africa and to Canada) 15-20%.
·         Other duties and responsibilities as required.
Qualifications
·         A CPA(K) or equivalent (e.g. UK ACA, South Africa CA, etc.), with a university degree in accounting, audit, finance or related field.
·         Minimum 4 years of progressive financial roles within large and/or global organizations. Previous work in the development sector an asset.
·         Exceptional business, analytical and project management skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
·         Excellent communicator, able to establish and maintain strong relations with diverse stakeholder groups.
·         Results driven and self-disciplined, with a strong sense of team and common purpose to achieve ambitious goals.
·         Flexible, intellectually curious and open, you are comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to learn and change.
·         Able to formulate and develop a new or creative approach to a problem and inspire others on the team to do so as well.
·         Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
·         Fluency in English required; bilingual (French and English) preferred.
·         Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
·         You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·         You possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
·         You possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Completion of satisfactory business references and/or proof of education, as well as background checks (criminal, credit and social media) are essential conditions of employment.
If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at humanresources@mastercardfdn.org. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience in a confidential manner.
How to Apply

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