SEWA Bharat (www.SEWAbharat.org) is the All India Federation of Self-Employed Womenâs Associations that works with women workers in the informal sector in 18 states. In all these states, SEWA is involved in organising
women workers and their development through Self Help Groups, Co-operatives and Federations. With over 2 million active members across 18 states, SEWA Bharatâs reach in the development sector is ever expanding. SEWA Bharat supports development programs and activities that organize women so they can aim to achieve full employment and self-reliance for all its members. SEWA Bharat is a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workersâ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health and social security.
SEWA Bharat and BMGF started the conception of MOVE: Mahila Owned Viable Enterprises in November 2018. The intervention was aimed to create âevidence-backed, replicable methods of empowering women, by building womenâs collectives through an integrated approach of rights and development which can be used by the rest of SEWA, other practitioners and government programmers to promote womenâs economic empowerment.â
Scope of Work
1.1 Services. SEWA has engaged the Consultant to provide services in connection with activities run by SEWA Bharat. Scope of work of the consultant in the capacity of âSenior Accountantâ includes providing analysing accounting data, preparing reports and looking after day to day accounting activities of the social enterprise and providing supervision and guidance to the operations team for ensuring that the organisations accounts are properly maintained.
Tasks & Deliverables
1.1 As an accounts trainee the consultant will be responsible towards learning and correctly maintaining the organisationâs books of accounts and data consistency at the individual branch level
a. Initiating and managing financial and accounting software of the enterprise
b. Reconciling the bank statements and bookkeeping ledgers
c. Looking after daily manual and software data entries and ensure the tally entries
d. Properly maintaining and filing all vouchers related to expenses
e. All Ledger related to expenses, Income, memberâs accounts, and cash book and bank account should match with the manual and software data
f. Eliminating any mismatch of data in the accounting software related to all the account statements e.g., Trial Balance, Balance sheet, Balance certificate etc
1.2 Reporting: Preparing accounting-related reports and present to the management committee
a. Maintaining and reporting the MIS data
b. Preparing Monthly reports on the status of overall operations of the enterprise e.g., new accounts open and closed reports, new loans disbursement, Income & expenses report, Budget report etc.
c. Identifying errors and recommending rectifications
3. Ensuring Compliances related to accounting at branch level
a. Accounting Rules made by the organizationâs management and auditors are being followed
b. Cash closure- per day final cash must not be more than the decided limit
c. In members accounts the correct rate of interest must be entered at the time of account opening.
d. Maintaining Physical stock and prepare stock register
e. Ensuring the correct calculation of Manual and software Interest and closing interest on members accounts
f. Candidates are expected to travel during the period of probation for training requirements and according to the organisation's need or whenever the management deems it necessary.
g. Travel to Munger for resolving accounting and audit related queries
Please note that the candidate will be on probation for a period of 4-6 months.