Friday, May 18, 2012

Job Posting: Manager- Finance & Administration

Come join Driptech, a for-profit, impact-focused, high-visibility startup selected as a 2012 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, named by BusinessWeek as one of the world's most intriguing new companies, and voted by its readers as one of the top 5 most promising social ventures in America.

Driptech is laser-focused on making affordable irrigation technologies for small-plot farmers in developing countries.  Our early-stage, VC-funded, Mountain View-based venture is scaling up for high-volume commercial rollout in India.  By joining the Driptech team you will be part of a compelling social venture that aims to produce a global impact.

Driptech is seeking a Manager in Finance and Administration, based in our Pune, India office, reporting to the Global Director of Business Operations. The individual will have two critical roles: 1) oversee finance and accounting functions for Driptech India, and 2) oversee human resource and key administrative functions as the company grows.  

This is a tremendous opportunity for an accounts professional to expand his/her managerial skill-set by building internal capacity for a high-profile international startup.  The candidate should have a strong background in accounting and administration, be confident in reporting to top management and performing strategic analyses for business planning and performance measurement.  He/she should hold self and team members to a high standard of integrity and professionalism. 


Finance & Accounting
•    Manage accounting and finance activities including Payables, Receivables, Capital Accounts, purchasing and invoicing for sales transactions
•    Develop internal financial controls and Supervise Accounts Officer
•    Oversee the monthly close process for Driptech India
•    Produce accurate and timely financial statements for internal and external reporting
•    Coordinate with management to develop department budgets and monitor against actual expenditures
•    Continuously improve processes around accounting and finance as we scale

HR & Administration
•    Oversee payroll and business expense processing and make process improvements as company expands 
•    Implement Company HR policies and develop a benefits plan for Company’s India staff
•    Liaise with external HR and CA firms to ensure ongoing compliance of all labour laws and requirements
•    Ensure all staff and company contracts and agreements are updated and in place
•    Manage Indian taxes such as corporate, payroll, sales, duties, etc.  
•    Work with global legal partners for HR, intercompany and in-country compliance

Background and Skills:
•    7+ years experience in finance, accounts, administration or HR
•    Master of Business Administration or PGDBA preferred
•    CA/ICWA or CPA preferred, knowledgeable in IFRS
•    Experience working with Tally or other standard accounting software
•    Able to set up and manage financial and administrative systems with little oversight
•    Ability to be based in Pune, India
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Hindi, and preferably Marathi
•    Detail oriented and precise in presenting data and reports

Desired Extras:
•    Experience working in a startup or multi-national corporations
•    A passion for addressing the needs of small-plot farmers

Driptech offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with our funding stage. We will also make available support for relocation to Pune, India.

How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to with "Manager - Finance & Admin" in the subject.

To learn more about Driptech, please visit our website at


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