Finance Manager

We are Samhita

Business responsibility and brand purpose in a better normal.

The better normal re-imagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the center of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individual to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To achieve this, we are guiding companies in evolving from compliance-driven CSR to strategic and catalytic CSR that incorporates scale, sustainability and a stakeholder focus into business strategies. We enable companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge of social issues, first-hand experience and the networks to execute substantive impact initiatives and by utilizing catalytic finance tools to promote a longer-term, outcome-oriented approach for initiatives.

This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, creating strategies that balance people, profit and planet, helping you elevate your business responsibility, and creating a better normal for the communities and environments that interact with your business.

Work Location: Mumbai

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Work on funder due diligence and development of core and project budgets; developing grant budgets; negotiating, coordinating and administering grants and reviewing donor contracts. Developing budgets, utilization and overall financial reporting to donors on the utilization of funds. Comply with financial due diligences, periodic reporting (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) and audit requirements from donors.
  2. Work closely with the CFO in implementing the finance strategy and apprise him of the financial aspects of key proposals and projects.
  3. Verifiable track record for managing national and international multi-donor funded projects for a “Not for Profit” & “For Profit” entities.
  4. Ensure compliance with FCRA Act, Company Laws, Income Tax and local state specific.
  5. Facilitate statutory audit, donor audit, due diligence from donor and ensuring closure of all open audit observation & queries through adequate follow-up.
  6. Monitoring all the transactions recorded regularly in the Tally ERP financial system with accurate donor charging using cost category & cost centres for program activity & donor wise report.
  7. Deduction of taxes, payroll administration, managing TDS returns and issuance of form 16 & 16 A.
  8. Prepare accurate MIS report and presentations for CEO and Board of Directors. Preparation of various donor report like USAID, UNICEF, BMGF, Cargill
  9. Filling of FCRA returns, TDS returns, Income tax return, GST, Employee Provident fund, Profession Tax, etc.
  10. Submission of accurate & timely financial reports like Bank reconciliation statement, Receivable Payable statement, Cash flow statement, Fund transfer and Payroll upload.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
● CA/Masters degree in Finance or related field of study with 7+ years of experience in financial management of which 3+ in the social sector.
● Good interpersonal, facilitating and influencing skills to engage a wide spectrum of external and internal stakeholders
● Able to conceptualize, work independently, resourceful, numeric and analytical with a ‘hands-on’ disposition. Has an open mind set that is attuned to the evolving business needs and dynamism of the organization.
● Excellent Interpersonal skills with good stakeholder management experience.
● Excellent team player.
● Excellent planning, time and project management skills with the ability to deal with multiple demands on time and deal with ambiguity

Why Samhita:
Mission driven Organisation with the most inspired people around!

  1. Make a big difference: Take, Own and implement.
  2. Leadership
    This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge Management and Research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  3. Impact
    Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  4. Work Culture
    Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  5. Learning
    Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges.

At Samhita, we believe that great companies are built by great teams. This philosophy is at the heart of our vision for the Samhita we want to scale over the next decade. A company with people at its core, where people are the biggest moat. A 75 people strong team of 26-year-olds that is based out of seven cities in India. If you are looking for an organization that truly cares about people and a CEO who is looking to bring the best of class innovation into CSR – Samhita is the place for you. We solve problems through collective action.

How to apply:
Forward your Linkedin page or CV to [email protected]

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