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

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

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 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
  • We provide a safe space for all
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others

Designation offered
Consultant - Finance Officer

Reporting to
Manager - Finance

Secondary Reporting
Head – Finance

New Delhi, India


We seek to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Consultant - Finance officer 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 Taxation

  • 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.
  • Preparation of monthly/Quarterly Financial Statement.
  • Properly recording and maintaining Grant management files.
  • Prepare Budget Vs Actual reports.
  • Prepare Utilization Certificates and financial reports for the donor’s.
  • Preparation/review Payment sheet for approval.
  • Review travel and Journal entries and ensure all necessary supporting are attached.
  • 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, FCRA and Internal)

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

Selection Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Preferably a Graduate or CA 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.


CEEW offers competitive compensation commensurate with the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application process

Interested candidates are requested to share their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining your interest in the position (in one document preferably PDF) and send it to [email protected] with 'Application: Finance Officer' as the subject line. We are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.


Explore Latest Publications

Sustainability-driven Non-tariff Measures
September 2023 | Report
Prerna Prabhakar, Hemant Mallya
Assessment of the G20 Members’ Long-Term Strategies
August 2023 | Report
Pallavi Das, Zaid Khan, Nikita Shukla, Shalu Agrawal, Disha Agarwal, Vaibhav Chaturvedi
Accelerating the Implementation of India's National Green Hydrogen Mission
August 2023 | Report
Pratheek Sripathy, Deepak Yadav, Hemant Mallya

Meet our Team

Sign up for the latest on our pioneering research