Quest Alliance
Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting)
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Bengaluru Karnataka
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 27 2021


Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting)


Location: Bangalore, Karnataka


About Quest Alliance:


At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

We are a not-for-pro?t trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the ?eld of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.


At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.


Quest is in an expansion phase and is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the financial analysis and reporting process for the Youth program.


Overall goal:

Support with the operationalization of the donor budgets, performance tracking on spends and lead compilation of financial reports for donors and for Quest Alliance

Role Description

1. Financial Analysis 

  • Responsible for the financial reporting (MIS), Month end closing, quarterly and annual- Reporting & variance analysis in accordance with the budget.

  • Presenting monthly performance reviews, indicating key highlights, analyzing causes of unexpected variance and areas for improvement to team leads and budget owners 

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and capital expenditures and support Director FAIT in developing benchmarks for budgeting for each activity

  • Work with Director FAIT to develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives

  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to leadership team and budget owners for decision making purposes

  • Prepare presentations to Youth program team

 2. Operationalization of Budgets and Report

  • Establish annual operational budgets by working closely with the FAIT Director, and youth program point person 

  • Finalizing project grant utilization reports as per budget proposal

  • providing support during the donor audits and financial data and documents review

  • Salary allocation as per the approved project budgets and finalizing the monthly payroll.

  • Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.

  • Providing support to management and program leads in project budget development

  • Bank and credit card reconciliation on a monthly basis. Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.

  • Assisting with the donor audits

3.Internal Team Coordination  

  • Be the first point of contact for the Youth program on matters related to Finance

  • Coordinate with the FAIT team internally to Update the status of the procurement requests/ travel request 

  • Timely support with vendor payments and processing of the bills/invoices. And Ensure all the payments and paperwork for billing is in place by coordinating with the finance and admin team for proper documentation

4.  Other

  • Other duties as required.

  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

  • Participate and contribute to team meetings, reviews & staff engagement activities

  • Seek regular capacity building support from team

  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organization

  • Be a role model for others to Uphold the values of Quest Alliance

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain

  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter

  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions

  • Experience in managing multiple donor projects reporting

  • Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years related experience.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Knowledge of Quick Books accounting software will be an added advantage

  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.

  • Good communication skills.  Knowledge of Kannada and Hindi is must

  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

How to apply

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!  Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Know About Quest

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About the Team and Culture

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