Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Consultant - Finance Executive

Terms of Reference

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is Great Place to Work-Certified™.

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart ambitious people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations​
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation offered: Consultant - Finance Executive

Primary Reporting: Finance Officer

Secondary Reporting: Head - Finance 

Location: New Delhi


We seek to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Consultant - Finance Executive as part of the Operations Team to expand its work in the area of handling its Finances, Bookkeeping, and Maintenance of all financial records in a systematic manner. Experience in GST Laws, Income Tax Laws, Accounting Standards, Project Management, Handling Tally (and comfortable in working with other ERP platforms), Advanced excel skills, would be preferred. The Consultant - Finance should be prepared, when necessary, to take additional responsibilities directly or indirectly related to the main scope of work.

She/he is expected to predominately work upon all ongoing and upcoming legal and finance related matters. Besides, there will be endless opportunities to learn and contribute across a wide range of activities at CEEW. The incumbent will be responsible for duties as highlighted below:

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • Knowledge of GST Laws, its accounting treatment and compliance thereof.
  • Knowledge of GST returns, RCM provisions, Export of Services and TDS provisions thereof
  • All other formalities under GST Laws.

Accounting and Finance

  • Maintenance of Books of Accounts as per the Finance manual and policies
  • Maintenance of Fixed assets register and physical verifications at different intervals.
  • Budgeting, Staffing, Resource allocations and preparing analytical reports.
  • Preparation of monthly MIS reports.
  • Properly recording and maintaining Grant management files.
  • Prepare Budget Vs Actual reports.
  • Prepare Utilization Certificates and financial reports for the donor’s.
  • Keeping a close watch on the Council’s statutory compliance.
  • Close coordination with the HR and Admin team related to financial matters.
  • Well versed to all GST, TDS and TCS provisions including return filing and rates.
  • All other supporting tasks

Audits (Statutory and Internal)

  • Assisting team in internal/statutory/tax audit.
  • Ensuring maintenance of proper records as per the audit requirements.

Shortlisting Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Preferably a Graduate or CA/CS paid assistant AND a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Commerce.
  • Candidates having relevant work experience in similar industries or set-ups will be preferred.

Main Skills

  • Good analytic skills and able to apply qualitative methodologies to collate and analyse information in a meaningful manner.
  • Sound knowledge of Goods & Services Act and The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010.
  • Must be an adept user of MS-office suit (word, excel, and powerpoint presentations). Advanced excel skills are desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and ability to use professional packages like Tally or other ERP platforms


  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to adapt to new environments and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment.
  • Striving for quality in work output.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive the work plans with minimum assistance when time demands.
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.


Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer, and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to [email protected] with  ‘Application: Consultant - Finance Executive’ as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.