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Finance Assistant

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, which is home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA is a collaborative effort involving CIMMYT and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR). Please refer to the website for more information: www.bisa.org and www.cimmyt.org

We are seeking a dynamic, and self-motivated professional with excellent organizational and people skills for the position of Finance Assistant.

The position will be based at Ludhiana, Punjab.

Specific duties:

  • Day to Day data entry in Quick Books and Farm ERP Software.
  • Conduct a proper record of all related transactions.
  • Receive and keep track of all accounts, payable journals and ensure all accounting records affect the correct ledger accounts and categories as per the type of expense.
  • Perform monthly update of accounts payable balances including cancellation of outstanding transactions.
  • Assisting month and year end closing procedures.
  • Communicate and report any financial irregularities to line manager.
  • Prepare Bank Reconciliation Statements and other monthly reconciliations.
  • Assisting in timely closing of books and submission of closing documents.
  • Perform detailed checking of supplier invoices to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled according with Indian tax law.
  • Process payment proposals and expense journals received from the programs in accordance with payments schedule.
  • Perform close follow up to payment requests and purchase orders that may be incomplete or with some inconsistency to clarify and achieve the payment of all liabilities.
  • Handling and updating of monthly cash book and perform close follow up to payment requests and purchase orders.
  • Create new supplier accounts into QBO and Farm ERP and confirm payment details to suppliers.
  • Perform follow up to prepayments to suppliers and review supporting documentation for closing them.
  • Keep track of the file cabinets that contain all the accounting documentation received in the central file, according to the consecutive number assigned by the system.
  • Update a database that contains all the information of the existing documentation inside the file room and archiving the same.
  • Provide support to audits and participate in other related tasks as assigned by his/her supervisor.
  • Providing in assistance in periodic TDS and GST compliance.
  • Performing all other the task which may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes:

  • Graduate in Commerce or Business Administration from a reputed institution with 3-4 years of experience in finance, accounting, and Taxation.
  • Experience in Development Sector/Not-for-Profit organizations will be an added advantage.
  • CA Inter/CMA Inter candidates will be given preference.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Sound knowledge of all relevant laws and statutory legal requirements.
  • Well versed with Quick Books, MS Office packages and other accounting software packages.
  • Capability to work under pressure and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Necessary skills to learn quickly and flexibility to adapt to changing needs.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Client Orientation, Problem-Solving and Decision Making, Communication, Teamwork and Critical Thinking.

The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 1 year, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT-BISA offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.

Email cover letter and CV as a single document with last drawn salary, salary expectations and notice period no later than Monday, January 24, 2022 to Human Resources, CIMMYT / BISA.
(Email: recruitindia@cgiar.org / Please insert Position Reference number: IN21151 in the subject of your email).
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

CIMMYT-BISA is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitindia@cgiar.org