Job Opportunity for Accountant at American India Foundation in Pauri Gharwal

Website American India Foundation

Position: Accountant

Department: Finance

Nature of Employment: Staff

Location: Kotdwara, Pauri Garhwal (240 km north of Delhi. Well connected by rail and road)

Reporting: The position will report to Finance Manager & Project Lead – Sahel

About the Organization:

The American India Foundation Trust (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. The Foundation does this through high-impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods because poverty is multidimensional. Founded over two decades ago, in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake, as a humanitarian initiative by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and Bill Clinton, American India Foundation Trust (AIF) has impacted the lives of 16.51 million of India’s poor across 36 States and Union Territories of India. Learn more at

Key Responsibilities:

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Processing and accounting for all payments including partner tranches, vendor invoices, staff claims, and salaries in a timely manner following organization policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring deposition of all donor grants and other receipts in AIFT bank accounts and issuing timely receipts/certificates for the same.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date books and accounting records in the ERP package as well as other software packages and on Excel files.
  • Communicating with banks, vendors, partners, and third parties in connection with normal business transactions.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements.
  • Ensure management of filing systems and maintaining office records and registers.
  • Deduction and deposition of all statutory dues such as EPF, TDS as per applicable laws and ensuring timely deposition of the same.
  • Preparation and filing of TDS returns as well as preparation and issue of TDS certificates for Staff/ Vendors.
  • Maintain custody of office cash and ensure that fund requirements at different locations of specific programs are met.
  • Any other tasks assigned by line manager.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate / Post Graduate degree in Commerce with at least 3-5 years of non-profit accounting experience.
  • Proficiency in use of Tally accounting softwareas well as M.S Office is a must.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge about regulatory requirements in India and prior experience in ensuring tax as well as
  • Provident fund compliances and filing of TDS as well as EPF returns.
  • Experience with non-profits would be a plus.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with positive energy and a constructive attitude.
  • Possesses a variety of skill sets including time-management, multi-tasking, and inter-personal skills. A team player who is supportive, flexible and ready to take on additional tasks.
  • Ability to cope with work pressure.
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently with large volumes of data with initiative and problem-solving ability.
  • Responds positively to feedback and respects diverse point of views.

Other: Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Availability: Immediately

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