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Grant and Finance Coordinator, China Core Functions

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Accounting & Finance
Beijing, China
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Job Summary

WRI China Office is seeking a Grants & Finance Coordinator. In this role, you will support WRI China Office by assisting in accounting, finance, and grants and contracts management for our growing portfolio of grants and partnerships. You will also work with the Accounting and Finance team from global office and other international offices. It will provide a great opportunity for you to build up a strong financial skill set and expertise, which is beneficial for your fast career development. You will report to the Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Accounting and Finance Management

  • Assist with all aspects of office accounting management, including but not limited to payment processing, staff reimbursement, expense reports, wire reports, bookkeeping, etc.
  • Support tax reporting including expert IIT reporting, tax system maintenance and other tax related tasks required by local tax bureaus.
  • Assist with internal and external auditing.
  • Work with local bank to deal with office banking business when required.
  • Accounting and financial document filing, keeping and maintenance.
  • Assist with clarifying and streamlining various internal processes and policies to staff.
  • Support financial management of office budgets, including monthly review.

Grant and Subagreement Management

  • Assist with project grants and contracts review, including ensuring compliance with internal and external requirement.
  • Support clarifying grants & contracts policies, guidelines, and procedures to staff.
  • Assist with local legal compliance work and PSB liaison.


  • Coordinate financially with the office assistant for team workshops, conferences, research seminars, and other events for the team as needed.
  • Provide timesheet guidance when needed.
  • Support core function with the timely and accurate submission of expense reports, timesheets, and other transactions as needed.


Other tasks from manager.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is desired, relevant work experience in lieu of a degree is accepted.
  • One+ years of relevant, full-time work experience, preferably in accounting, financial management, budgeting, administration for nonprofit operations.
  • Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and can manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
  • Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality, timelines, and organizational systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and demonstrated strong work ethic.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), especially Excel is preferred.

How to Apply

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Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

Duration: Full-time

Location: Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Open till filed

About WRI China
WRI China was established in 2008 as WRI’s first international office. Currently, WRI China has more than 50 full-time staff members working on Climate, Energy, and Cities & Energy, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Investment, and Food & Nature Resources. We engage with businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels to advance transformative solutions for sustainable development and “ecological civilization”. WRI China recently registered as a foreign NGO under the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
WRI Overview
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: Climate, Energy, and Cities change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.
We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.