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Accounts Associate


Are you interested in making a difference in animal welfare and farmer livelihoods? Are you interested in being part of a fast-paced, international team with significant opportunities for career growth? Are you excited about potentially contributing as leadership?


If so, apply to be Operations Assistant to our Managing Director. For this role, we seek a dynamic and organized individual to assist organizational operations and partially support hiring efforts. This role offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the Managing Director while also contributing to the growth of our team through active involvement in our staff hiring. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively.


Note: We are only accepting Telugu-speaking Indian nationals who are willing to live and work in Andhra Pradesh.


Application Deadline: November 30, 2023*


* Candidates who applied prior to the initial application deadline have a higher likelihood of acceptance than candidates who apply after. If no suitable candidates are identified within this application period deadline, we will extend the deadline accordingly.

Who We Are 

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) is a relatively new organization whose mission is to improve the welfare of fishes as much as possible. We focus specifically on farmed fishes, or fishes raised in aquaculture.

In India, we are currently working with around 90 fish farms as part of our Alliance for Responsible Aquaculture. Through this program, we estimate that we have already improved the lives of 1.13 million fishes, though we intend to have a much greater impact in the coming year. Learn more about our plans and our organization in our blog.


​The Accounts Associate will play a crucial role in managing financial transactions, bookkeeping, and ensuring the smooth operation of financial processes within the organization. The role encompasses a variety of responsibilities and a great opportunity for learning and career development.

  • Financial Record Keeping.

    • Maintain and update the company's financial records, ledgers, and journals.

    • Ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded and classified.

    • Reconcile bank statements and other financial documents.

  • Payroll and reimbursement management

    • Generate and distribute salary slips to employees.

    • Address any payroll-related queries from staff.

    • Manage employee expense claims and ensure timely reimbursement.

  • Financial reporting.

    • Assist in preparing invoices and purchase orders.

    • Liaise with external auditors to support in preparing financial documents for audits or tax filings.

    • Generate financial analysis reports as needed.

  • Compliance.

    • Stay updated on relevant financial regulations and ensure compliance with tax and accounting laws.


You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • Previous experience in accounting or finance, with a strong understanding of accounting principles and practices.

  • Proficiency in accounting software and Google Suite (Docs, Excel, Slides, etc).

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Knowledge of tax regulations and compliance.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Fluent in oral and written English.

  • Having a basic Telugu language understanding would be preferred.


You will be based in our headquarters at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. You will be provided with housing assistance or housing at Vijayawada.

The Fine Print

  • Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Position Status: Full-time.

  • Benefits: Flexible hours, health insurance, free housing or housing assistance, startup atmosphere.

  • Start Date: ASAP, with some flexibility.

  • Pay: INR 25,000 to 30,000/month.

Equal Opportunity Policy

FWI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage people of every color, orientation, age, sex, gender, ethnicity and ability to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, and we will endeavor to make adjustments throughout the process where possible.

How to Apply

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