Accountant

The Mission: 
The vision of IJM is to protect poor people from violent forces of injustice by working collaboratively with the government to secure their rescue and restoration.
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 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.
• 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.

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 job training and periodic refreshers for all staff.
• Review and proof documents, records and forms for accuracy, completeness and conformance to applicable policies.
• Proactively assist the team with procurement plans for all goods, vehicles, trainings, other materials and services to accomplish the grant program within regulatory guidelines and within budget;
• Review all transactions for validity, accuracy, completeness, compliance with regulations and budget availability before payments charged to the grant are made;
• Review calculations of locally-paid salaries and benefits charged to grant and ensure approved timesheets support and tie to all such payments;
• With office counterparts, develop specific procedures and systems to conduct initial assessments of potential grant partners or sub-contractors (subs), compose service agreements/contracts, design reporting templates for subs, facilitate trainings of subs, monitor performance of subs to ensure funds awarded are being used in accordance with Grant Agreement and grant regulations.
• Assist the Senior Manager of Finance to enter all financial transactions for the grant into the accounting system for consolidation

Required Skills and Experience: 

Education
• Bachelors Degree in accounting from accredited university;

Experience
• Relevant work experience for a minimum of 3 years handling accounts for offices.

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 & bookkeeping.

Note: 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.