Job Opportunity for Associate Director – Finance and Reporting at ILSS in Delhi

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About the job Associate Director – Finance and Reporting

India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS) is a nonprofit that aims to be India’s preeminent leadership development organization for the social sector. We aim to strengthen the social sector through talent infusion and upskilling programs, in order to create catalytic impact at scale.


In order to achieve the mission, ILSS has a 2 pronged approach:

Bringing talent from across sectors into leadership and board positions in the social sector
Running research-backed skill building programs in key domains for the social sector leaders
Since 2017, ILSS has run successful programs like:

  • 17 hybrid (in-person and online) Leadership Programs, designed to enable senior leaders from various sectors to make informed transitions into the social sector. The program currently has 350+ Alumni out of which 100+ have already transitioned to the social sector. The Fundraising Program with over 200+ Alumni, and growing.
  • The Board Program for CXOs in the corporate sector to serve as board members for social impact organizations
  • The Emerging Women Leaders Program that focuses on catalysing the impact of women leaders in mid-to-senior level social sector positions.
  • Social purpose organization(SPO) Governance program focused on empowering SPO leaders to help them build or strengthen effective boards.
  • ILSS is aiming to launch 12 new programs in the next 6 years.

Position Summary

ILSS is looking bring on board an Associate Director to lead its finance, compliance and reporting functions. The role involves working with the CEO and overseeing financial and MIS  reporting functions including budgeting, planning, financial statements, receivables, payables, payroll, banking, managing administrative activities and office operations. This leader will also be responsible for building robust, seamless processes, effectively driving finance operations across ILSS and managing the finance and administrative team members while working closely with vendors and consultants as needed. 

The person will also be responsible for ensuring all statutory compliances and periodic reporting of ILSS performance including creating presentations for the board when needed.

The person will be responsible for ensuring that financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Accounting Policies, grant/contract requirements, and monitor the use of all funds Specific areas of responsibility for the role are as follows:

  • Annual budgeting and planning and periodic reporting against plan 
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Audit and taxation
  • Ensuring compliance against statutory requirement
  • Preparing presentations for reporting to leadership/board
  • Leading the M&E activities
  • Preparing presentations for fundraising effort
  • General support to organization development as part of the leadership team

We are looking for a committed and collaborative individual, who will work in a highly dynamic environment with a closely-knit, highly motivated and entrepreneurial team. Hence, it is an amazing opportunity for individuals who are passionate about working in the social impact space.

Job Location – Delhi-NCR

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A CA or ICMA with a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or related discipline.
  • 12-15+ years of work experience in business finance and controllership demonstrating strong operational and leadership skills, including the ability to build and lead teams from scratch
  • Ability to analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data, craft possible solutions, and recommend actions
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and collaborative relationships both within and outside the organization, including with colleagues, regulators, foundations, researchers, grantees, and education product/service providers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, and an ability to be able to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Professional attitude and time management skills
  • Flexibility and collaboration skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping out with various tasks as required

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