Thursday, May 29, 2014

Accounts Officer - Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (Apply by: 12 June 2014)

Accounts Officer, Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation
1. POSITION VACANT:  Accounts Officer, Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (AO-BRLF), New Delhi


Government of India (GOI) has initiated Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) as an independent organization under the Societies Registration Act to facilitate civil society action in partnership with State and Central Government, for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with an emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.

BRLF is a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative and the Foundation is constituted as a partnership between Government on the one hand and the private sector philanthropies, public and private sector undertakings (under Corporate Social Responsibility) on the other.

Major functions of BRLF will be to provide financial grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet their human resource and institutional costs for up-scaling of proven interventions, invest in institutional strengthening of smaller CSOs and capacity building of professional human resources working at the grassroots. Alongside, BRLF will continuously facilitate projects receiving its grant support through all levels of Government to ensure smooth flow and utilization of Government funds to rural communities and poor households under the mega Centrally Sponsored Schemes for promoting livelihoods of the poor.

The General Body and Executive Committee of BRLF are constituted by eminent individuals as well as ex-officio representatives from private philanthropies, public and private sector organizations, financial institutions, State Governments and GOI.

A detailed note on BRLF is available at

BRLF is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.


BRLF is now seeking to hire an experienced accounts professional to fill the vacancy of Accounts Officer (AO-BRLF). Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the AO-BRLF shall support the management of accounts and procurement systems.

Key Responsibilities:

A. Finance

(1) Maintaining relevant books of accounts
(2) Preparing monthly reconciliation of bank statements
(3) Processing payroll and submitting tax filings (TDS etc.) as per expected due dates.
(3) Managing the office petty cash
(4) Ensuring payment requests are properly supported, in accordance with relevant financial rules, regulations and procedures and consistent with budgetary provisions
(5) Processing payment requests for the signature of authorized officers, checking availability of relevant documentation to effect payment and accuracy, as well as completeness of processed transactions
(6) Maintaining relevant hard copies, as well as electronic records and files, relating to the finance function
(7) Acknowledging and accounting for bank receipts
(8) Participating in the preparation of monthly and/or periodic financial reports
(9) Preparing for and supporting the annual audit review process
(10) Supporting the preparation of the annual budget for BRLF
(11) Ensuring proper management of fixed assets and inventory registers
(12) Maintaining a good filing system
(13) Data entry/recording of accounts in a standard accounting package
(14) Providing supporting for organizing events, committee meetings, etc.
(15) Supporting other roles, as assigned, including back stopping staff in other functions, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the BRLF office.

B. Procurement:

(1) Serving as a member of the procurement team
(2) Responsible for the procurement of office stationary and consumables.

C. Serving as a Team Member in the Organization

(1) Keeping track of programme activities, information and statistics
(2) Participating in discussions and fully sharing in the work of the organization, as a team member.



The applicant must possess a degree in Finance/Accounting, or equivalent, from a reputed institute.


(1) Minimum of five years experience in a similar position
(2) Experience of working with Foundations, grant making institutions or Government created Missions and Societies
(3) Knowledge and experience with Government created societies and missions is desirable
(4) Knowledge and experience of GoI accounting requirements and handling prudent procurement procedures, is also desirable.


(1) Well versed with standard financial and accounting software
(2) Proficient in Microsoft Office, including intermediate skill levels in Excel
(3) Excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to work independently, as well as with teams
(4) Ability works in a collaborative and consultative manner.
(5) Willing to travel outside New Delhi, to remote locations to perform duties, as deemed necessary.

Language Requirements:

The position requires fluency in both oral and written communication, in English as well as Hindi.


The offered compensation for this position is attractive and competitive to market rates. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

6. LOCATION: The position shall be based at New Delhi.


Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025


This is a full-time position and the initial contract shall be offered for a period of three years, renewable based on performance.


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to fill the ‘online’ application form provided at, by or before June 12, 2014.

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