Zinga Venner

Zinga Venner

Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Ms Venner is the Manager of the Financial Reporting and Analysis unit in the Controller’s Vice Presidency.  Her unit (based in Washington, DC and Chennai, India) is responsible for statutory and management reporting for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), two of the World Bank Group institutions, and is currently leading the implementation of the Integrated Reporting Framework for the World Bank.  In addition, in partnership with the accounting policy team, Ms Venner and her team are responsible for leading and overseeing the accounting policy agenda of the two institutions, monitoring and evaluating developments in U. S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards, and are the focal point for advising on accounting policy matters as they relate to financial reporting.

In addition to leading financial reporting and accounting policy, Ms Venner plays an integral role in the financial policy decision-making process of the World Bank.  She is also the primary liaison with the External Auditors and the Audit Committee.

Prior to joining the World Bank in April 2000, Ms Venner worked in the Audit and Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance, as well as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations.

Ms Venner currently represents the World Bank on the International Professional Practice Framework Oversight Council (IPPFOC), and the IFRS Advisory Council. The IPPFOC is an international, independent body that evaluates and advises on the adequacy and appropriateness of The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA’s) standards- and guidance-setting processes.  The IFRS Advisory Council is the formal advisory body to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation.