Accountant

The Mission: 
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.
The Need: 

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking an Accountant who will keep accurate records and accounts of all financial transactions and ensure compliance with all financial policies. We are looking for an individual who will develop a thorough understanding of IJM’s financial compliance and provide best practices for the same across the Mumbai team. This position is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra & may require occasional travel within India. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Accounts.

Job Location: 
Mumbai
Responsibilities: 

Accounts

  • Maintain petty cash and petty cash records.
    • Cash count and balance the petty cash at the end of the day. (Surprise cash count shall be done by the FO Director)
  • Ensure prompt payment of vendors.
  • Ensure spending is in accord with the budget and good stewardship.
  • Ensure that all appropriate taxes and employee benefits are promptly paid.
    • Profession tax – State tax
    • Tax deducted at source – Income tax
    • Provident fund – Employee benefit
  • Prepare cheques related to the office.
  • Ensure real time data entry in Quick Books i.e. financial transactions to be recorded in Quick Books in real time without any delay.
  • Compliance

    • Comply with all internal financial policies, government regulations, accounting requirements and other restrictions.
    • Ensuring all the deliverables are accurately completed on time.
    • Ensure proper finance procedures are followed to make certain that every employee advance is settled before another is issued to the respective employee.
    • Ensure spending is in accord with the budget and good stewardship.
    • Ensure proper finance procedures are followed to make certain that every employee advance is settled before another is issued to the respective employee.

    General

    • Train other staff in financial policies – on-the-job-training and periodic refreshers for all staff.
    • Review and proof documents, records and forms for accuracy, completeness and conformance to applicable policies.
    • Review supporting documents copied for the monthly Finance packet sent to HQ.
    • Maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
    • Carry out additional assignments at the supervisor’s request.
    • Perform responsible secretarial and clerical work with speed and accuracy.
    • Ensure financial vouchers and expense reports are signed by the appropriate individuals.
    • Perform other related duties as required and necessary.
    Required Skills and Experience: 

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from and accredited university.

    Experience

    • Relevant work experience

    Skills

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software, and Windows 2000/XP;
    • Organized, meticulous attention to detail, disciplined with priorities and excellent time management skills; and
    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Hindi.
    • Disciplined with priorities.
    • High level of integrity and honesty.
    • Works well under stress.
    • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
    • Self-motivated, articulate and able to manage multiple tasks.
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial software and principles of accounting and bookkeeping.