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Senior Officer - Finance and Accounts-Senior Officer


  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location: Patancheru
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed

Key skills




Additional/Preferred Skills



Project Management


ERP Build

GST Accounting

Preferred Qualifications

M.Com/CA Inter/MBA

Senior Officer - Finance and Accounts

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic and motivated professionals for the position of Senior Officer - Finance and Accounts. The position reports to Manager - Finance and Accounts.  This role is based at the ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana, India. 

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics is home to over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor.  

ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique. 

ICRISAT conducts research on six highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeonpea, pearl millet, finger millet, sorghum and groundnut. ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics by reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face. For more details, please visit

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Experience in handling GST related transactions

  • Preparation and submission of all GST-related reports and forms

  • Assist in Project Management and Project Accounting in line with grant agreements

  • Preparation of MIS reports, specific to Projects

  • Assist in Management of receivables and payables

  • A thorough review of Financial terms and conditions and budgets of grants agreements

  • A thorough review of sub-grants agreements

  • Liaison with Donor, Internal and Statutory Auditors

  • Liaise with Tax Authorities such as  Income Tax Department & GST Department related TDS, GST and other  tax issues

  • Interdepartmental liaison  with Legal Services for all GST related issues, Research Programs for project management, and other Support Departments for budget clearances and proper charging of expenses

  • To maintain good rapport with location staff and have updated information on the status of the projects

  • Adhere to GST reporting guidelines and timelines

  • Adhere to donor reporting conditions as per governing agreement

  • Provide accurate and timely information to the Finance Management Team for decision-making purposes

Qualification and Skills:

  • CA (Inter)/MBA with 3-4 years of experience

  • Proficiency in Financial Management

  • Experience in Oracle and / or ERP would be highly preferred

  • Highly proficient in MS-Office suite, with special reference to financial packages and Excel

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to deal tactfully under pressure situations, deliver under tight schedules, and maintain high degree of confidentiality

The position is on a contract for a period of 36 months. 

How to Apply:  

Applicants should apply on or before 30 June 2024, with their latest Curriculum Vitae, along with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer 

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