(a) Ensure that adequate financial systems and procedures are in place that provide accurate reporting and allocating of all resources and expenditures. (b) Develop and maintain policies and controls for financial functions through ensuring adequate financial controls installed and substantiated with documentation. The documentation must ensure approvals are available such that all financial transactions may pass statutory, independent and government audits. (c) Implement continuous financial audit and internal control systems to monitor performance, flow of funds, and adherence to expenditures within allocated budgets in coordination with the Operations and respective Manager. (d) Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial, physical and intangible assets of the organization. (e) Participate and coordinate various audit activities, ensuring all regulatory and compliance are in place, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with India accounting standards. (f) Maintain and manage banking relationships, ensuring adequate cash flow for smooth operations. (g) Ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness in financial tracking and payments while coordinating with Grants and Operations team for vendor management. (h) Support the Management in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports including account balances, cash flow and cash request statements, and additional periodic financial reports as required. (I) Supervise and guide finance functions to ensure financial entries are complete and correct; institute a quality control system to verify accuracy and ensure appropriate record keeping. (j) Assist Senior Management team and other members in preparing annual and quarterly budgets and plans as well as measurable goals for the financial health of the organization. (k) Ensure compliance with Direct Tax laws applicable including preparation and computation of Corporate Advance Tax, withholding taxes and other statutory levies in accordance with rules and regulations framed thereunder, and any other taxation issues. (l) Thorough knowledge and understanding of new developments in accounting and taxation, such as Goods and Services Tax, Income Computation and Disclosure Standards and related reporting requirements and implications. (m) Have complete knowledge of and ensure compliance with The Companies Act. 2013, Indirect Tax Law (Service Tax/ Goods and Services Tax/ VAT etc.), Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act 1952, Professional Tax Act, FCRA and any other applicable laws. (n) Finalization of accounts and liaise with auditors for annual statutory audit or any other audit, including responding to audit queries. (o) Ensure timely and accurate filing of return to Income Tax Department, Service Tax Department, PF department, ROC and any other statute body. (p) Ensure all accounts, including but not limited to, cash accounts, bank accounts, accounts receivables and accounts payable are reconciled on a monthly basis. (q) Ensure timely and accurate data entry in accounting software by team. (r) Focus on quality improvements automation of existing processes and optimization of systems capacity. (s) Anticipate and plan contingencies for emergencies that may affect field operations. (t) Create and contribute to work environment and culture that fosters respect, teamwork, innovation, cooperation and open communication. (u) Maintain work plans showing measurable achievements and recognize individual and team accomplishments.