Manager – Finance & Accounts 

Organisation Overview (

Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal reimagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the centre of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives. This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people, profit and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses.


Role Overview:

We are looking for a Finance and Accounts Manager with excellent organizational and analytical skills. The incumbent will support the Finance Lead and will contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all the financial, accounting and statutory requirements of the organization. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee day-to-day operations of the finance department for both profit and nonprofit units. Ensure accurate and timely financial record-keeping and reporting.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to prevent financial misapplication. Identifying negative variances and driving initiatives to ensure effective utilization of funds.
  • Prepare financial reports to assess feasibility, cash flow, and fund utilization and ensure optimum use of available funds.
  • Ensure adherence to financial controls in compliance with company policies.
  • Generate and present various financial reports and dashboards for management and board meetings.
  • Develop and maintain data-driven dashboards to facilitate informed decision-making and financial analysis.
  • Utilize data analysis skills to identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for improving financial performance, cost efficiency, and resource allocation.
  • Proficiency in advanced MS Excel skills, Tally ERP9 and Tally Prime
  • Oversee financial functions including accounts payable/receivable, payroll, budgeting, and variance analysis.
  • Evaluate project profitability and suggest corrective measures as needed.
  • Develop and implement process-driven systems and policies for finance function.
  • Coordinate with auditors for finalization of accounts, statutory accounts closure, filing various returns and responsible to manage income tax notice/queries.
  • Update donor scoreboard with weekly inputs on donations, grants, and fund utilization.
  • Assess efficiency of implementation partners and project profitability.
  • Identify opportunities to invest surplus funds for higher returns.
  • Conduct financial due diligence and audit for implementation partners.


Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • 7 to 9 years of experience in handling finance and accounts function (some experience working in a consulting firm, or a not for profit sector will be an added advantage)
  • Chartered Accountant \ MBA (Finance), ICWA, any other equivalent degree in Finance
  • Proficiency in use of accounting software, Tally, MIS, ERP Excel is a must
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with good organization skills
  • Self-motivated, initiative driven with ability to think out of the box.
  • Fairly good report writing and communication skills
  • High integrity, loyalty and confidentiality attributes with strong reference required
  • Startup experience or experience working in a fast paced environment will be beneficial

Work Location:  Mumbai

Why Samhita?

  • Make a big difference: Take, own and implement.
  • Leadership: This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge management and research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  • Impact: Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  • Work Culture: Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges. 

How to apply: Forward your LinkedIn page or CV to, you can also apply on our careers page.