Job Opportunity for Associate – Accounts & Reporting at WRI in Delhi/Mumbai

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Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.  

Overview for WRI India  

WRI India team supports the crucial front line work of the organization, they directly interact and work with donors, partners, government agencies, statutory bodies, trustees, vendors, and Consultants in fielding their inquiries, providing support at all the fronts and solving problems.   So that the WRI programs can be implemented without any hurdles and the program staff and researchers can develop high quality research documents, plans and implement the programs at the field level.       
WRI India team consists of various functions such as Budget and Finance, Grants and Contracts, Legal Counsel, Human Resource, IT and Facilities management. Each role comes under the purview of India and each function lead reports to the Director India and Director India report to the CEO of the Organization.  

WRI India team strive for operational excellence across all functions starting with the recruitment, retention and management of WRI’s staff, our most important asset. We manage our endowment, the contributions entrusted to us, and our facilities in ways that are in line with our values and advance our mission. We maintain strict budgetary planning and financial controls to ensure that all contributions are managed in compliance with donors’ wishes.  

About your role:  

WRI India is seeking a Staff Accountant in carrying out the listed responsibilities of the Accounting department. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail. The goal is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the WRI to be fully aware of its financial condition. 
Working with a collaborative team, you will post and review accounting entries and determine the correct general ledger account, project codes, prepaid, fixed asset, etc. Due to our organizational size and culture, this position allows the opportunity for you to train and learn in other areas of accounting. Success for this role will require you to encompass a combination of influence, driving innovation, and working well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. 

How your day will unfold:  

  • Update accounts payable and performs reconciliations.  
  • Participate in month-end closing activities, including journal entries and other analysis.  
  • Report to manager regarding the finances of programs by developing, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems. Provide advice on tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying forecasts.  
  • Analysing the accounting issues/ queries and discussing with reporting manager and providing solutions with the accounting firm  
  • Support India to explore solutions to Institutional and financial problems. Prepare accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.  
  • Coordinate with HR to create a Data Base  
  • Devise and implement sourcing strategies and employer branding initiatives to build pipelines of diverse set of qualified applicants.  
  • Keep records of all mails and documents used for recruitment on ATS.  
  • Focus on process improvement initiatives to lead process excellence.  
  • Help develop and implement HR projects.  

Skills and Qualifications we seek:      

  • CA Inter or M. Com or MBA finance degree.  
  • At least 2-4 years full time work experience in financial management  
  • Have proficient knowledge about FCRA and TDS Filings, PT Returns and Filings.  
  • Understanding of accounting and HR structure  
  • Understanding of Taxes, cash flow management, bank reconciliation, and bookkeeping.  
  • Bring high levels experience coupled with the character and presence to make an immediate contribution to the institute.  
  • Eye for details  
  • Experience in working in an NGO and knowledge of FCRA would be beneficial.   

Salary and Benefits: INR 800000 – INR 900000  
Duration: 1 year as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements)   

Location: Mumbai and Delhi, India  

Start date: At the earliest  

  • List of Documents to be attached:
    Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Writing samples
  • Reports

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