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Job Description

Project Accountant

Water.org

Chennai or New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Accountant (One Vacancy), Water.org, Chennai or New Delhi

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

Water.org, head quartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 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 three million lives and transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. 750 million people (about one in nine), globally lack access to safe water and 2.4 billion people (about one in three), do not 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. Water.org’s program in India provides safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities to families living in rural and urban Indian communities.

 

Water.org-India office has established in partnerships with a broad range of financial institutions and other Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and is now providing technical support in the areas of product development, training, marketing and borrower education, including development of IEC materials for implementation partners.

 

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

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Operations, India, the Project Accountant (PA) shall be responsible for managing the partner projects finance including verifications of project expenses, budget control, facilitating fund request / fund transfers & annual audits, finance related compliance and audit management. The incumbent shall also be assisting in certain areas to provide support to finance and admin team members and the organization at large as needed.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

(1) Partner Projects Finance

(a) Review partners finance reports and verifying project expenses;

(b) Oversee overall budget compliances and forecast, re-alignment and revisions as and when needed;

(c) Facilitate fund requests from partners/ fund transfers from HQ

 

(2) Capacity Building and Training Support

(a) Training and coaching to the new partners on finance standards and reporting formats of the organisation (both India based reports and global office templates)

 

(3) Compliances and Reporting

(a) Ensure 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;

 

(4) Audit Management  

(a) Facilitate internal and external audit processes;  

(b) Arrange 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.

 

(6) Other Key Responsibilities

(a) Produce accurate and timely financial analysis, accounting, and reporting for global offices;

(b) Advise internal stakeholders on finance policies, procedures, and guidelines;

(c) Provide support in accounting compliance required on assigned grants;

(d) Produce accurate and timely grant-related reports to internal and external stakeholders;

(e) Manage multiple projects simultaneously, driving each to timely completion.

 

The above responsibilities are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Some duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualifications:

Applicant must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

 

Experience:

(1) Minimum six to eight years of experience in accounting, finance, or a related field with demonstrated knowledge of accounting functions, such as budgeting, forecasting, and/or financial reporting;

(2) Thorough knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP is preferred;

(3) Proficiency with an accounting software and comprehensive database systems is required;

(4) Knowledge and demonstrated experience with MS Office package software applications with advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel;

(5) Experience in project or grant-based accounting is preferred;

(6) Prior professional experience in planning, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting varying deadlines successfully;

(7) Demonstratable skill in researching, analyzing, evaluating, and summarizing complex financial data for accuracy and adherence to guidelines;

(8) Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely to multi-geographical stakeholders.

(9) Willing to travel up to 15% of domestic travel. Travel will commence as is advisable given business needs and safety considerations as determined by organizational guidelines.

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Customer Focus – Build 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 – Build partnerships and work 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) Manage Ambiguity - Manage ambiguity by operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear;

(8) Instills Trust – Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity;

(9) Financial Stewardship - Demonstrate 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.

 

6. NUMBER of VACANCY: One

 

7. LOCATION: Chennai or New Delhi

 

8. REFERENCE: PA-WO

 

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

 

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/WO, at the earliest.

 

The position is being filled on a fast-track basis and Water.org is meeting with suitable candidates almost immediately.

 

(Water.org is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, military and veteran status, genetic information, and any other status protected by law. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.)