Senior Manager/Head - Finance

Posted By: Save the Children India


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Program Development & Management

Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

This role aims at functions of Audits, Budgeting, Planning, Management Reporting, new systems implementation and their integration with the Financial Management System. In this role the Senior Manager shall report to the Director Finance. The candidate should be CA with minimum 9 years of post-qualification experience (candidate with 14+ years of experience might be considered for the Head level position) and must be capable of handling the following:

Role & responsibilities (<5):

Reporting, Budgeting & Planning: 

  • Lead the MIS and reporting function
  • Developing reports for top management summarizing the business financial position in areas of income, expenses, capital usage and cash flows.
  • Reporting on monthly, quarterly, annual performance metrics.
  • Assist in reporting to the Board.
  • Designing new reporting formats.
  • Ensuring timely Financial Reporting and Budget monitoring
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of strategic plans, budgets and financial forecast.
  • Preparation and Revision of Budgets, educating budget holders, Consolidation, Validation and Analysis of budget vs actual on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.

Financial Management & Audit

  • Finalizing the books of accounts (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account, Cash flow statement etc.) as per Indian GAAP.
  • Preparation of FCRA financials and returns
  • Supervise and coordinate the Internal Audit, Statutory Audit, Annual Reports
  • Hands on experience on GST compliances & reporting & return filing matters.
  • Overseeing Tax Audits and filing of Income Tax Returns, filing of Annual Reports with the Registrar’s    office, etc.
  • Banking & Treasury
  • Fixed Asset Management and overseeing Asset Verification on periodic basis
  • Overseeing and ensuring Statutory and Internal Compliances within all functions in the organization
  • Coordination with the Risk & Governance Team in identifying financial risks and mitigating them.
  • Coordinating with other functions well in smoothening operations with a solutions approach.


  • Lead in Projects for implementation of new systems that can be integrated with the Financial Management System
  • Representation in Global financial groups

Measures of Performance (<5):


Approval Authority (<5):



  • Direct (solid-line) to (administrative): Director of Finance
  • Matrix (dotted-line) to (functional):
  • Direct reports (line management responsibility if any):

Key relationships: (Internal & External stakeholders)

  • Internal Stakeholders (collaborates with): Program, Resource Mobilization, HR & Procurement, Grants, Awards, Risk & Governance, CEO’s Office
  • External Stakeholders: The Board, Statutory Auditors, Internal Auditors, FCRA Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs, GST authority, Banks.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate specification:










  • Minimum 9/14 years of experience in Core finance in a sizable Organization (Preferably in Development Sector)
  • Expert knowledge on FCRA regulations and returns
  • Audit and finalization of financial statements
  • Financial System Implementation
  • Ability to understand and define processes.



  • Applicant must be a Chartered Accountant with minimum 9/ 14 years of post-qualification experience. 


Skills & Knowledge

  • Possess strong ability for analytical review of financial statements and evaluation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skill
  • Team Management
  • Knowledge about the Non-Profit Sector.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Save the Children India
  • About Organization:Save the Children is a leading independent child rights organization that fights for children's rights and delivers immediate and lasting improvement to children's lives worldwide. Save the Children, founded in 1919 as a response to the condition in Europe immediately following the First World War, is a federation of 29 members with a similar vision, mission, and values for children, working in more than 120 countries to form a truly international movement for children. Save the Children, Bal Raksha, Bharat (SC BR) is the 28th independent member of the International Save the Children Alliance. Save the Children in India works on 5 core themes: Child Survival, Education, Child Protection, Humanitarian and Disaster and Risk Management in collaboration with the Government, civil society organizations, and the community across 16 states and has reached over 3 million children across India.