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Associate - Budget Analyst

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

IT, Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023

Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being. The India Resources Trust has a license from WRI to use the trademark “WRI India”.

WRI India has the capacity to convene important partners, and create strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organisations, institutes and NGOs, to expand solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation. Over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Overview for Operations

The Operations team helps manage the everyday functions of the organization. They work and work with multiple partners including Donors, Partners, Government agencies, Statutory bodies, Trustees, Vendors, and Consultants by providing support at all range of operational activities. The operations team is a core function and support all the program teams in planning and controlling costs, maximize efficiency and properly allocating resources without any hurdles, whereas the program could focus on developing high quality research documents, plans and implement the program deliverable for the community at large. This is an important part of defining the operations department's goals.

WRI operations team consists of multiple responsibilities such as Budget and Finance, Grants and Contracts, Legal Counsel, Accounting, Audit and General management. You will come under the scope of operations and each function lead reports to the Director Operations and Director Operations report to the CEO of the Organization. We manage our endowment, the contributions entrusted to us, and our facilities in ways that are following our values and promote our mission. We maintain strict parameters for risk management and internal financial controls to ensure that all contributions are managed following all the Regulatory and Funder requirements.

About your role

WRI India is looking for a detail-oriented and organized individual to support its operational and administrative activities. You will maintain budgets for complex and multi-faceted grants, financial reporting, tracking expenditures, monitoring contracts and sub-agreements, event management, and other administrative, operational, and support tasks.

How your day will unfold:

Financial Management (60%):

  • Maintain project budgets using WRI’s budgeting and forecasting software (TM1)

  • Work with the Operations Manager to maintain the accuracy of budget forecasting and minimize variance from planned targets.

  • Collaborate with the accounting team, payments team, HR and other program teams.

  • Support project reporting processes including preparing semi-annual, annual and any mid-cycle financial reports both internal and external.

  • Coordinate with the program team for completion of timesheets, expense reporting.

  • Coordinate with project teams to support their ad hoc financial expenditures for outreach, communication/engagement and delivery efforts.

  • Ensure team compliance with terms and conditions of complex grant and contract agreements.

Contracts and Vendor Management (10%):

  • Process documentation for agreements, contracts, sub grants, work authorizations, and purchase orders;

  • Monitor performance against contract requirements;

  • Work with partners to help them understand and meet sub grant and contract requirements;

  • Maintain supporting reports throughout the duration of contracts and sub grants;

  • Provide guidance to partner organizations and consultants to ensure their compliance with funder policies, while communicating with partners and consultants.

Conference, Event & Travel Support (10% time)

  • Coordinate conference and event logistics for domestic and international workshops, including venue and catering, equipment/translators etc.

  • Provide travel and visa support to the team.

  • Support teams with financial management for conference and event logistics, including participant travel

Administration (20% time)

  • Schedule meetings for team and help coordinate team’s annual planning processes.

  • Maintain new hire staffing information with operations.

  • Manage multiple program, department, and organizational trackers.

Qualifications & requirements we seek:

  • Degree in a related field (i.e. Business, Finance, Economics, and Accounting)

  • 2-4 years of relevant, full-time work experience in financial management, budgeting, contracts administration, or nonprofit operations

  • With regard to grant compliance and monitoring sub grant and contract relationships

  • Strong process orientation to quality, timelines, and organizational systems

  • Ability to work well in a team.

  • High level of comfort with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), web-based communications (Skype, Zoom), and CRM database (Salesforce).

  • Budgeting experience with Excel (can perform complex functions) , or other budgeting software is desirable.

Salary and Benefits: 800000-900000 INR CTC Per annum

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: 2 years as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements)

Location: Bangalore

Start date: As soon as possible.

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.

Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits:
We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance

Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle

Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

Click here to know more about our benefits Careers | WRI INDIA (wri-india.org)

Equal employment @WRI India

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.