Finance & Accounts Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy

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Delhi, India

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10 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


New Delhi, India

New Delhi & Punjab


WHO WE ARE


This is an exciting time at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as we are shifting our strategy for greater impact in the world, seeking to address some of the most complex challenges facing people and nature — issues such as climate change, conserving lands, waters, and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more resilient and sustainable.

Our Mission

TNC’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Rather than viewing development –
including economic growth – and conservation as contradictory goals, TNC works to demonstrate how nature has value for people and development and how nature can provide enormous economic benefit. TNC envisions a future where people and nature can flourish together.

Our Vision

A world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfil our needs and enrich our lives.

The Conservancy Team

We achieve this through the dedicated efforts of our 3,800 diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom support conservation in 76 countries and all 50 United States. We are striving to develop a workforce as diverse as the places where we work, and we have a deep commitment to diversity.

Organizational History

TNC is the largest conservation organisation in the world, working in all 50 states in the United States and more than 76 countries. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia on October 22, 1951. TNC is science-based and in every place, we work, we partner with governments, businesses, and local communities. TNC is advancing its mission by protecting and restoring rivers, landscapes and oceans for people and their development at an unprecedented scale; it is transforming the way humanity uses the Earth’s natural resources to sustain ourselves.


YOUR POSITION WITH TNC


Finance & Accounts Specialist to provide highly specialized services in one or more of the following functions: financial analysis and reporting; financial management; accounting; management controls and reporting; or similar financial activities for a business unit. They have a high level of expertise in their area(s) of specialization. The position administers and maintains finance activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. Also provide assistance to all levels of personnel in their specialty area. Respond to complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area.

There are 2 positions for the same role based in New Delhi and Punjab respectively. This is a 2 or 3-year contract position with possibility for renewal subject to funding and project extensions and management decision.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Take care of day-to-day banking requirements, prepare monthly bank reconciliation statement, and do follow-up with banks for resolving pending items, if any. Be the custodian on cheque books.
  • Payment disbursement including preparing forms and receipts for approval and payment of personal reimbursements, travel reimbursements, consultant payments and travel/project advances of the staff.
  • Communication to vendors/staffs about payments made, and recording information in relevant database
  • Maintain a list of approved vendors and from time to time update the list based on regular market survey. Participate in complex negotiations with the vendor.
  • Work with Manager Finance on financial analysis and cash flow projections.
  • Monitor payments and ensure that all payments are as per the terms of the contract, in line with the internal financial policies of TNC and in compliance with the local laws. Manage petty cash.
  • Work with the Manager Finance to meet monthly TDS and GST requirement, deposit tax on time and file monthly/quarterly returns.
  • Review financial documents such as vendor invoices, Staff claims, Consultant payment and other routine expenses vouchers to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and validity of financial data.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all financial transactions, filing of accounting documents and accounting records compatible with standard accounting practice of TNC and Donor Guidelines.
  • Support in the project reporting activity by ensuring to book all expenses at the time of month end procedure.
  • Support Manager Finance in monitor financial reports submitted by partner NGOs in India and highlight variances in budget utilization.
  • Provide support and clarification to program staff and/or partner NGOs on accounting and admin issues.
  • Visit partner NGOs, if required, for reconciliation and proper accounting and closure of grant.
  • Support Manager Finance during Statutory Audit, Internal Audit and Donor Audit on audit deliverables and prepare audit documents.
  • Filing and maintenance of financial records (vouchers, BRS, invoices, contracts, grant agreements, etc.) for later use. Administration
  • Other support or duties assigned by the Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration or related field.
  • 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience using MS Office software with experience in constructing and producing reports, and analysis.
  • Fluency in English is a must.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • B. Com/M. Com or CA Inter with 5 to 8 years of Finance related work experience
  • Hands on experience of working in Tally ERP/Prime.
  • Computer Savvy and ability to manage complex processes.
  • Advanced understanding of fundamental Finance concepts and processes
  • Proficient to work on MS Office, especially MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point and accounting software.
  • Experience on Automated Financial Platform
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Attention to details and ability to produce documents and coordinate activities with little supervision.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


Successful candidates will be part of Nature Conservancy India Solutions Private Limited (NCIS). Nature Conservancy India Solutions Private Limited (NCIS) is a private limited company incorporated under the Companies Act 2013, having it registered office in India in New Delhi. India. It is a wholly owned Indian subsidiary of The Nature Conservancy. The company currently provides technical consultancy, monitoring & evaluation and other related services in the domain of conservation and environment to its various clients within and outside India.

SALARY INFORMATION


Job Family: Finance & Accounting

Job Code: 700038

Salary Grade: 6

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52163, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 IST on 04-October-22. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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