An international development consulting organization that helps policymakers and managers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. Organization works across Africa and Asia and is rapidly expanding. Our clients include state governments in India, national Ministries across Africa, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, international NGOs, and innovative social businesses. We work across a range of sectors, including governance, health, education, energy, agriculture, and sanitation.
Job Description --
Objectives of assignment
The Compliance Manager is responsible for overseeing all compliance functions for the organization in India and may be involved in some accounting and reporting activities. The Compliance Manager should have highly relevant experience managing accounting and/or compliance issues in a mid-size Indian organization in the service industry that is closely linked to an international parent organization. This is a hands-on role, and the incumbent should expect to execute some processes directly, in addition to reviewing the work of others. We expect this individual to grow with the organization as we expand our operations worldwide.
This position will report to the Finance Director based in Nairobi, Kenya and will also work closely with the Director of IDinsight India and his team, and the Accounting team based in Delhi.
The Compliance Manager’s responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:
Function: Compliance Strategy – India
Ensure that our organization and operational structure are optimally set-up to accomplish our mission while minimizing tax and compliance costs where possible.
Ensure we are compliant and prepared for any audits that may occur
Monitor the impact of ongoing changes in regulation on IDinsight, and respond with adjustments as necessary
Liaise with the Legal and accounting Firms in understanding the main legal strategic compliance issues that IDinsight India faces, the risks involved, and measures to be taken to correct those issues.
Manage the relationship with any compliance related vendors to ensure timely processing of routine compliance issues and to understand new compliance issues as they arise.
Function: Compliance – Execution, Monitoring and Audit - India
Coordinate across multiple functions to ensure compliance and appropriate documentation
Coordinate response to tax audits, including acting as the main contact, coordinating responses from others, and directly participating in preparing and reconciling information requested for auditors.
Periodically audit internal records as necessary to validate that transactions are appropriately recorded to ensure compliance, and address gaps as necessary
Ensure compliance payments are timely and accurate
Ensure processes and documentation are in place to support all compliance requirements.
Reconcile accounts which are highly related to compliance monitoring, including:
Coordinate across other functions to ensure compliance related projects and ongoing actions are completed on a timely basis, including regular tracking and updates to senior management
Support Compliance work in other regions as time permits
Support donor and client due diligence needs related to financial compliance.
Act as backup for other finance functions.
Support other global financial, accounting, and related tasks, as and when required.
Career and skill development is a priority for all IDinsight employees. IDinsight’s entrepreneurial culture allows for the role to be tailored to individual passions, goals and preferences. IDinsight is also committed to facilitating work-life flexibility to maximize professional satisfaction and sustainability.
Candidate Description -
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management, or other relevant area required. Masters degree in one of the above fields helpful, but not required.
Professional qualification - CPA/ACA/ACCA part II or equivalent preferred.
8+ years of work experience in accounting and compliance for a mid-size (or larger) organization
Experience coordinating and monitoring financial compliance in India is required
Experience with international affiliates and transfer pricing agreements strongly preferred.
US GAAP experience desirable but not required
Skills and attributes:
Possesses honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, and team skills
Strong problem solving and communication abilities; is organized and efficient
Excited by and open to new ideas and new ways of doing things
Proven ability to meet deadlines in high-paced work environment
Strong Project Management skills and ability to coordinate work of cross-functional teams
Proactive and works with minimal supervision
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks (or other similar accounting software)
Willingness to take on all kinds of tasks and areas of responsibility, including at short notice
Dependent on relevant experience and background. Competitive with similar roles.
Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management, compliance,
GreenPark, South Delhi