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Project Accountant

Water.org, Chennai

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Accountant, Water.org, Chennai

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Water.org, based in Kansas City, Missouri works to ensure safe water and sanitation for all. Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon in 2009, Water.org has impacted more than 3 million lives and transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

There are 750 million people – about one in ten – lack access to safe water and more than twice that many, 2.4 billion people, don’t have access to a toilet. Water.org serves these people.

Water.org goes beyond traditional approaches to safe water and sanitation, focusing on addressing the underlying causes of this global crisis and innovating to deliver large-scale and sustainable change.

For more information please visit, http://water.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Sr. Business Operations Manager / Finance Manager, the Project Accountant shall be responsible for managing the partner projects finance including verifications of project expenses, budget control, facilitating fund request, fund transfers and annual audits and other finance related compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Partner Projects Finance
(a) Reviewing partners finance reports and verifying project expenses;
(b) Overseeing overall budget compliances and forecast, re-alignment and revisions as and when needed;
(c) Facilitating fund requests from partners/ fund transfers from HQ

(2) Capacity Building and Training Support
(a) Training and coaching to the partners on finance standards and reporting formats of organisation (both India based reports and overseas templates)

(3) Compliances and Reporting
(a) Ensuring timely submission of all finance related periodical compliance and statuary reports (including annual returns to RoC and ADB);
(b) Compliances related to partners projects (both Organisation and finance related) includes FCRA, IT, 80G, 12A;
(c) Coordinating with banks (ADB), RBI and related bodies and third party auditors/ consultants, Company Secretary, etc.

(4) Audit Management  
(a) Facilitating internal and external audit processes;  
(b) Arranging internal and external audit of the partners through third party appointment (as per donors’ compliances)

(5) Admin
(a) Perform ad-hoc special projects related to Admin as assigned from time to time

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:        

Qualifications:
Applicant must possess Bachelor’s / Master Degree in accounting/ finance.

Experience:
(1) Minimum 5-7 years of relevant professional experience required;
(2) Proficient in accounting and database systems with experience in Quick Book and Tally accounting packages preferred;
(3) Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel;
(4) Experience of working with non-profit organisation and program – finance linkages documentation;
(5) Language proficiency in English is required;
(6) Willingness to travel for outdoors works and if necessary outstation travels.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions;
(2) Nimble Learning – Actively learning through experimentation when talking new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder;
(3) Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances;
(4) Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives;
(5) Self-development– Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using other formal and informal development channels;
(6) Optimize Work Processes– Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement;
(7) Manages Ambiguity - Manages ambiguity by operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear;
(8) Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity;
(9) Financial Stewardship - Demonstrates fiscally responsible decision making as applicable to one’s role;

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive. Offer shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
(Note: Additional benefits include reimbursement of mobile phone charges, health coverage and insurance, etc. by Water.org)

6. LOCATION: Chennai

7. REFERENCE: PA-WO

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565
Email: pa-wo@sams.co.in

9. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, their updated resume and three references, to the above email id, by or before April 23, 2017.

(Water.org is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.)