SAWF IN Seeks Applications For Officer Finance And Compliance

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Website South Asia Women Foundation India (SAWF IN)


South Asia Women Foundation India, SAWF IN is a national women’s fund of India. We were set up with the vision of building a world where women, girls, and people across the spectrum of gender non-conforming identities, realise their constitutional rights and freedoms to equality and non-discrimination. Our mission is to mobilise indigenous and other resources, to support movements and initiatives led by women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons, towards the realisation of their human rights. As a women’s fund, SAWF IN supports grassroots initiatives and organisations led by women and gender non-conforming persons, with financial and non-financial resources. We believe in their leadership and skills to find the most appropriate solutions to address the issues facing them. SAWF- IN’s role is to ensure that resources are made available and are reaching the most dispossessed women’s collectives, for the priorities they identify, and the claims they make.


This position shall be responsible for implementing all financial operations of SAWF IN and ensuring statutory compliances are met in a timely and efficient manner.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE: with 3 years of work experience in the finance department/ function of a non-profit; OR Inter with 2 years of work experience in the finance department/ function of a non-profit.

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  • Familiarity with Accounting Standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of working on latest version of Tally.
  • Experience in drafting and managing project as well as institutional budgets.
  • Experience in managing audits, maintaining adherence to internal controls systems, procedures and timeline.
  • High professional and personal integrity.
  • Proactive and responsive, a self-starter
  • Respectful to colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to build cross functional relationships with the Programs teams.
  • Familiarity with Government accounting and reporting requirements as well as ROC compliances.
  • Familiarity with CSR guidelines.
  • Discipline of working from home
  • Availability of a PC/ Laptop and good quality broadband connectivity to work with a virtual team.


Playing a pivotal role in leading the Finance and Accounts functioning including –

  • Maintaining all financial and ROC records
  • Adherence to financial reporting process
  • Monitoring of cash flows closely
  • Ensuring that income and expenditure statements are up to date
  • Ensuring closing of books of accounts is seamless and all expenses are recognised as per applicable accounting standards
  • Assist in budget preparation, monitoring and compliance of donor norms in financial matters.

Working with the Statutory Auditors and Company Secretary to ensure –

  • Audit process is smooth, and concerns addressed sufficiently
  • Form 10, 10B and/or 10BB, and the Income Tax Returns are filed well before the deadline
  • Filing of ROC compliances happens in a timely and accurate manner
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial and ROC regulations and legislation.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.

Supporting the Grants Management function by –

  • Maintaining regular and periodic review of grant allocation
  • Monitoring grant utilisation by partners as per timeline
  • Understand Reporting cycle of all Donors, their reporting requirement and timely
  • Reporting as per time frame mentioned in the MOU/Grant Letter in consultation with programme staff
  • Reconciling the grants information with the Programs team on quarterly basis
  • Ensuring that FCRA books of accounts are maintained as per the prevalent rules and regulations and the returns are filed well before the due date
  • Preparing regular and ad-hoc reports as required
  • Working on ways to improve financial management systems based on the needs of the organisation.
  • Assisting in drawing up contracts and agreements for consultants/ vendors/ service providers.


This is a part-time position, 3 days a week. The candidate will be expected to start from April 2021. The selected candidate shall initially be placed on a 3 month probation. The contract maybe extended upon successful completion of the probation period.

REMUNERATION: INR 25,000 per month

Qualified women and trans candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please send across your CV and the name of two references.

Deadline: 5th April, 2021.

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