Manager - Finance

Posted By: Azim Premji Foundation Bengaluru


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Program Development & Management

Rights and Entitlement/Governance

Job Description



1.         Support the Team Manager -Program Finance of grant portfolio with

  • desk review of applicant NGOs various statutory and financial documents in the initial phase of grant application,
  • basic financial analysis, validation and review of proposed grant budget.
  • review of actual fund utilization reporting submitted by the grantee during the grant term
  • In-person diligence of applicant NGOs books of account prior to grant approval as well as post approval during the grant term for verification of actual spend vs. budget
  • periodically update workflow at the grant portal (uploading documents reviewed, information analysed etc.)

2.    Support working / updating / revising the guiding documents on various internal processes for instance, Information sought– prior to due diligence, during as well as post due diligence, validation of grant budget proposal, fund disbursement on approval of grant and during the grant term


3.         Planned periodic engagement with grantee organization’s finance and accounts team to understand their existing finance and accounts operating set up and apply it for review of their fund utilization report (including travel to the grantee organisation as needed)


4.   Support consolidation of information across various grant portfolio’s for need based / periodic analysis, internal MIS of approved grants within / across portfolio’s as relevant.


Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • B.Com / M.Com / CA (Intermediate) / ICWA with prior work experience of minimum 8 years in a small / mid-sized organization preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Proficiency in basic concepts of accounting and book-keeping.
  • Attention to details for review of
  1. Statutory records,
  2. Policy documents,
  3. Audited financial statements,
  4. Reports from grantee organisations.
  • Ability to identify and triangulate information for budget validation.
  • Good verbal, written and analytical skills
  • Ability to review / process simultaneously vis-à-vis sequence / complete one task at a time.

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - B.Com

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Azim Premji Foundation Bengaluru
  • About Organization:Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for profit organisation that has been working since 2000 with the elementary education system in rural government schools. The Foundation began by implementing various programmes to improve educational quality across the country. By 2010 however it became clear that working on a “project” mode was inadequate and it takes continuous effort over many decades for any deep-rooted change to happen. This can only be achieved by establishing “institutions” which are embedded in the local context and can collaborate with local government structures. Thus the idea of setting up District Institutes in field locations came into being.