CIS-A2K Finance Officer: Call for application

Posted by Tito Dutta at Mar 07, 2019 07:50 AM |
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The Access to Knowledge team of the Centre for Internet and Society is seeking applications for the position of Finance Officer, to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only.

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications from prospective candidates who identify themselves as female, for the position of Finance Officer, to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only because we feel that a woman Finance Officer will contribute more towards bridging the gender gap in the Wikimedia movement and also it will bring a gender balance in the team. The position is full time and will be based in CIS’ Bangalore office No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, 560071. Finance Officer will work closely with the CIS-A2K Team and would report to the Executive Director/any supervisor in Team.

Position Summary

As a Finance Officer, your job will be to support the A2K Programme and the community members in financial related aspects such as filing the reimbursements, maintaining the books of accounts etc.

Characteristics of the Programme Officer

  • High level of commitment: The Finance Officer should believe in the values of CIS and Wikimedia projects, exude enthusiasm for the mission and can powerfully embody and communicate the mission.

  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility: Must enjoy tackling difficult, ambiguous problems and able to incorporate new knowledge into how one approaches situations and generates solutions, loves learning from others while expanding intellectual horizons.

  • Open and transparent: Have a high level of integrity and be comfortable working in a highly transparent fashion.

  • Strong cultural competency: Able to navigate in a global movement and on a global team in addition to navigating the complexity of India.

  • Willing to travel: The Finance Officer must regularly travel within India during the events to help the community members to file the reimbursements.


  • You will be responsible for the overall finance-related aspects of Team that include maintaining the books of accounts, filing the reimbursements.

  • Assistance in book-keeping to include monthly expenditure, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, disbursement journal, trial balance, tax reports, etc.  

  • Work in preparation of budgets, proposals, objectives, audits, annual reports.


  • Prior experience of working in a collaborative community, preferably an open movement.

  • Must be fluent in English and at least in one Indian language.

  • Minimum of 1-year experience in clerical/bookkeeping/accounting field.

  • Ability and flexibility to deal with pressure and deadlines.

  • Good knowledge of formulas in excel sheets.

  • Basic knowledge of Tally software.

  • Wikimedians will be given priority.

Location: The position is based out of the CIS’s Bangalore office.

Remuneration: Compensation structure will be determined by the level of expertise, experience and current remuneration.

Contract period

Initial contract will be till 30 June 2019, following the current work-plan of the A2K team


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Tito Dutta ([email protected]) (please do not miss the +fo part in the email address). The last date of application is 18 March 2019.



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