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Title: Finance Assistant
Location: New Delhi, India
Duration: 1 Year  (Renewable – depends on requirement, funding, and performance).
Working Hours: 40 Hours per week (Full-time)

The Finance Assistant plays a crucial role in supporting the finance department by managing day-to-day financial transactions, including processing invoices, maintaining financial records, and assisting with budget preparation. This position ensures efficient financial operations, providing accurate and timely financial information to support decision-making and compliance within the organization. The incumbent will work closely with the Director Finance and Operations and the Finance Officer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

 Perform accounting procedures to ensure effective operations of the office in accordance with CREA’s standard practices.
 Updating and entering day-to-day transaction data through QuickBooks (accounting software).
 Assist in making payment of all expenses and keep track of any advances.
 Tracking of monthly expenses against budgets.
 Responsible for payments to staff, consultants, and vendors on monthly basis.
 Preparing the payment statements and arranging supporting documents with approval for processing payments.
 Prepare monthly Bank Reconciliation Statements of all bank accounts.
 Scanning and filing accounts documents for audit purposes.
 Assist in preparing quarterly and annual TDS returns to the Income Tax department and issuing TDS certificates.
 Administrative support for workshops/meetings and reimbursement to participants against expenses.
 Support Finance Officer in updating office fixed assets records and fixed assets register.
 Other than the above tasks, a Finance Assistant may be called upon to do other accounting work if the need arises.

Life at CREA

Founded in 2000, CREA is an international feminist human rights organization based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few feminist human rights organizations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, working at community, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA’s work focuses on building feminist leadership, strengthening movements, expanding sexual and reproductive freedoms, promoting rights- based approaches to reducing gender-based violence (GBV), and advancing the human rights of structurally excluded people.

  • We like to think of ourselves as a fearless, interrogative, colorful, edgy, sexy flock of birds flying freely to explore, to imagine and to build freedoms together. 
  • If you are one who is ready to challenge the system when it is needed, you could be one of us.
  • If you believe you wish to build a world where an individual must have the agency and right to make choices about sexuality, reproduction and human rights, then you will find the room to explore here.
  • Constant learning and sharing of knowledge is an expectation that team members have from CREA, and CREA from team members.

Qualifications and Skills:

● A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
● Strong mathematical skills are essential for handling financial data, calculations, and analysis accurately.
● Proven experience of at least 2 years in finance, preferably in an NGO.
● Knowledge of financial software such as Excel, QuickBooks, Tally, or other accounting software is required.
● Attention to detail is crucial to ensure accuracy in financial records and reports.
● Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
● Ability to collaborate effectively with other members of the finance team and colleagues from different departments.
● Efficiency in time management and task prioritization to meet deadlines.
● Willingness to learn and adapt to changes in procedures, technologies, or regulations within the finance field.
● Ability to work with remotely located team members, flexibility in aligning to time zones.

Note: This job description is a general outline of the key responsibilities and qualifications required for the role of Finance Assistant. It may be subject to modifications and additional responsibilities based on the specific needs of the organization.

We Offer:

We are committed to providing a working environment with constant learning and equal opportunity for all. We co-create an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. The salary range for this position is: INR 16,500 – 35,000 per month depending on candidate’s qualification and experience and the organization’s internal pay parity.

Leaves / Holidays

  20 days’ annual leave
 12 holidays as per the CREA list of holidays
 12 days of sick/casual leave
 One week of winter break at the end of the year

Interested candidates who meet the required educational and experience requirements should send their CV along with a cover letter, current and expected salary to by 19th May 2024. Please include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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