Chief Financial Officer | Habitat for Humanity, India At Habitat for Humanity

About Habitat for Humanity India:

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 1.7 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit

Position Purpose

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be part of the senior leadership team, liaising with all functions, other leadership team members and the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the Managing Director (MD) and the Board of Trustees, the CFO will manage the overall financial operations of the organization. The position has oversight of the organization’s finance and accounting functions; internal control systems and procedures; donor compliance and reporting; as well as forecasting and realignment of budgets. The CFO will be a strategic thinker and an effective leader who exercises sound judgement in decision making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounting and financial reporting

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of accounting systems and processes.
  • Oversee the organization’s accounting and finance functions. and staff in the National Office and hubs, ensuring the efficient application of proper accounting standards; lead the account closure activities as applicable.
  • Ensure the reliability, integrity, and timeliness of financial statements and reports.
  • Facilitate both internal and external audits as well as respond to internal and external audit recommendations in a timely manner. Ensure that major financial risk issues and gaps in systems as highlighted in the internal audit are addressed.

Internal Control

  • Ensure adequate internal controls are in place and organizational resources are appropriately utilized.
  • Develop, contextualize, implement, and manage relevant policies as needed for the organization

Grant Management and Donor Reporting

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments in proposal development and pre-award stage.
  • Build up the system and process to ensure compliance with donor requirement and reporting.
  • Ensure grant transactions are recorded and financial reports are produced correctly, appropriately, and in compliance with grant and donor agreements and requirements.
  • Ensure timely and complete project closure process and audit.

Risk and Compliance

  • Take lead in Enterprise Risk Management process
  • Ensure all statutory and regulatory compliance, including but not limit to Registrar of companies, Reserve Bank of India, taxes, FCRA, shop and establishment, etc.
  • Ensure all legal agreements and MOUs are legally vetted and in compliance with all statutes.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Oversee and coordinate the budgeting process and cash flow forecasts with other departments.
  • Develop financial projections for Strategic and Business Planning.
  • Supervise the organization’s treasury and cashflow management.
  • Identify strategies for improving financial performance.
  • Provide financial information, analysis, and advice to senior leadership team, Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees for decision making.


  • Provide leadership to inspire, motivate, and build the Finance team’s capacity in line with organizational objective
  • Manage the Finance team and evaluate performance, planning, goal setting, monitoring, feedback, evaluation, and development.
  • As a Senior Management Team member provide inputs towards strategic decision making.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA certified or international equivalent additional preferred) / master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance required.
  • At least 15-20 years of professional experience in accounting and reporting, strategic financial planning, and management.
  • Proven experience as the finance head or relevant role in the not-for-profit sector.
  • An in-depth understanding of the regulatory and legal framework, compliance requirements, and knowledge of Indian accounting and tax regulations.
  • Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Rigorous, analytical, and organizational skills and a strong eye for detail and accuracy.

Habitat for Humanity India is an equal opportunity employer, offers a highly dynamic and enabling work environment, and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Therefore, for Women, people differently abled, SC/ST/ OBC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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