Ritu Kalia

Regional Manager - Finance and Administration at International Development Research Centre IDRC



Development Finance & Banks

Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)


- A professionally qualified Chartered Management Accountant CIMA with over 19 years of extensive experience in financial and operations management, financial analysis, budgetary and grant management etc., in an international donor funding agency. - Handled strategy and policy formulation and implementation to ensure optimum utilization of resources and fulfilment of organizational goals. - In-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial management. A ‘performance-driven’ manager, deft in planning, directing and facilitating overall finance and administration operations at various levels Strong professional acumen with skills to facilitate new initiatives, transitions and changes - Enterprising manager with ability to deal with people across all levels and diverse backgrounds in a multicultural set up.

Professional Experience

  • Regional Manager - Finance and Administrationjan-2001 - sep-2015

    International Development Research Centre IDRC

    Growth Path Regional Manager – Finance Administration July 2013 till date Senior Accountant August 2009 to July 2013 Project Analyst Grants Administration Officer GAO January 2001 to August 2009 Key Responsibilities  Monitoring financial accounting and management to ensure adherence of IDRC policies and local regulations.  Budgetary planning, allocation and monitoring, track variances and initiate corrective actions.  Planning and review to ensure optimum utilization of Centre’s resources and funds allocated to regions.  Preparing and supervising periodic financial reports to be submitted to IDRC Head Office and other local and international regulatory authorities.  Conducting ‘institutional risk assessment’ of grant recipient entities to determine institution’s risk level.  Preparing financial reports for other donor agencies for multi-donor projects to report on performance and adherence to the donor and project requirements.  Oversee administrative function at ARO i

  •  Regional Controller – Asia and Africaapr-2016 - aug-2016

    Children International

    To provide technical and operational support to HO and other CI entities in financial, accounting, budgeting, procurement, administration and internal control areas. Develop and support the internal control structure including policies and procedure and other key financial controls. Analysis , consolidation and reporting of key financial reports Oversea internal and external audit process including follow up on audit recommendation. Ensure government reporting compliance as well as legal compliance with local laws. Oversee all financial aspect related to institutional grants. Coordinate regular meetings with Asia and Africa entities staff to facilitate coordination and conduct periodic visit.

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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