Finance Officer, Mumbai

The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai

Last day to apply : February 23,2023 Thursday


The Humsafar Trust (HST) is India’s first community-based organization (CBO) of self-Identified homosexual men, MSM, Hijras and LBT persons that started in April 1994. We at The Humsafar Trust, are looking for eligible candidates for the position of Finance Officer.

The Humsafar Trust has been awarded the Sub recipient of the Global fund Project, “Reaching the Missing Million – A virtual approach”. This project aims to fast-track national HIV response to reach first 95 targets, by reaching key populations (high risk groups, at risk adolescents and youth, men, and women with high-risk behaviors) through virtual platforms. It also focuses on community systems strengthening, focusing on the health and human rights of key populations. For more information about The Humsafar Trust, please visit:

The Finance Officer will fulfill a key role in supporting the Finance Manager in all financial aspects of this project. The ideal candidate will be a fast thinker, resourceful problem solver and highly productive worker who delivers high quality work consistently.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Processing and verifying vendor bills, Invoices/claims as per the set guidelines for this project.
  • Ensure to book expenditure as per approved budget/activity code. Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial issues.
  • Processing and verification of staff travel bills and make arrangements for payment.
  • Timely payment processing and ensuring accuracy and necessary documentation.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation within the deadline.
  • Preparation of Income tax calculation and salary for staff.
  • Timely and accurate preparation and submission of all periodic financial reports MIS and forecast as per donor and organizational requirement
  • Deduction of TDS, PF, and Professional Tax from the salary of staff every month and send statement to Finance Manager.
  • Ensure all statutory, donor and organizational compliances are adhered to.
  • Ensuring all Procurements with the approval of Project Lead and Co-ordinate with HR and Administrative Manager.
  • Keep a track of leave balance of the project staff and provide necessary documents related to each Staff to HR team.
  • Make necessary payment/journal entries in the TALLY and maintain vouchers along with support documents.
  • Prepare and submit QFRs. Assisting in internal audits and review of fund utilization status
  • Any other task assigned.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Graduate with at least 4-5 years of work experience. An additional qualification in management/ finance/ accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and knowledge of major donor financial systems.
  • Strong computer skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office and accounting software like Tally.
  • Experience in budgeting/auditing large/medium complex projects in the development sector.
  • Knowledge and experience of handling FCRA account is essential.
  • Experience in utilizing finance data to track and give inputs into reprogramming and implementation
  • Exemplary verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, know when to act independently and when to consult for advice on decision-making.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships and coordinate with a pan-India team based at different locations.
  • Knowledge and fluency in at least one other Indian language
  • Willingness to travel in remote locations.

Compensation package will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Interested candidates meeting the above criteria are requested to submit the application along with a covering note to before 23rd February 2023. Please indicate the title of the post applied for on the subject line of your e-mail. Mention your current pay details in the covering note.

Please note that we will not be able to notify all applicants. Only short-listed candidates will be notified about the interview date.