Finance Officer

Salary: Total package range of 7.5 lakhs – 10 lakhs (depending on experience, per annum pro rata)

Hours: full time, 37.5 hours a week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Mumbai, India.

Address: 11th Floor Birla Aurora, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli, Mumbai, India

You must have the valid legal right to live and work in India. 

An exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Finance Officer to support the accounts receivable and payable functions in our friendly, innovative and driven international organisation working with a globally dispersed team.

About Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems.

About the team

As International Resources team, we work as a close knit, dynamic, flexible and supportive team.  We are looking for a member of the team who is keen to roll up their sleeves and make use of their diverse skills to support our teams in their delivery of impactful solutions to global systems challenges.

We at Forum for the Future believe in being courageous, adaptive, inquisitive, respectful, empathetic and playful.

About the role

This role will suit a part qualified chartered accountant or e-commerce graduate with 5-7 years of accounts experience. Based in our Mumbai office, you will take ownership of all aspects of sales ledger for our Mumbai, UK, US, and Singapore offices, as well as support purchase ledger function by processing staff expenses and credit card transactions This will give you an opportunity to develop your skills in both sales and purchase ledger processing in a multi-national set up. Reporting to the Global Financial Controller (based in London), you will work alongside another Finance Officer, (also based in London), within a larger international resources team.

About you

In addition to your qualifications, you are very well organised and thorough, as well as interested in Forum’s sustainability work. You have experience working in purchase and/or sales ledger functions and using accounting software.  You will be fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills to be able to engage with our colleagues across nations, as well as to effectively follow through with our customers to ensure payments are made within the contract terms. You take pride in delivering quality work, you can multi-task and are able to use your own initiative and work independently. It will be an advantage if you have experience working with remote teams.

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will have a keen attention to detail, ability to self-check own work and switch quickly between tasks and thrive in changing and fast paced environment. 

Together we can reinvent the way the world works.


Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

In your covering letter, you should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without covering letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. Please clearly indicate your availability for interviews in your supporting statement.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or covering letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the covering letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. It means your name and contact details can’t be seen by our recruiting team when they screen your application. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Please note that we will not consider applications that do not comply with this process favourably.

Equal opportunities statement

Forum for the Future is committed to providing equal opportunities without any discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, religion, race, social origin, gender, or sexual orientation and will not engage in any kind of verbal or physical harassment based on any of the above or any other reason. Employment with Forum will be based on merit and not on any irrelevant attributes or characteristics that an individual may possess.

Closing date: 23:59, 30th June 2019

Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we kindly ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.