Apply for the Senior Accountant Job at Malala Foundation

Apply for the Senior Accountant Job at Malala Foundation

Position Summary

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will have primary responsibility for The Malala Fund’s U.S. accounting transactions and payroll, as well as assisting with monthly financial statement preparation. They will serve as the main point of contact for key billing relationships and will support colleagues across multiple departments in budgeting, reporting and compliance matters.

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, early-career candidates interested in joining a new and growing nonprofit led by one of the world’s foremost advocates for girls’ education. The Officer will liaise across all departments and will gain a deep, behind the scenes understanding of nonprofit finance and compliance.

Salary Range

$62,300 - $64,200




Washington, D.C. 


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  • Work with the Programmes team to book new grant awards and grant payments, ensuring allocation to proper grantee and funder.
  • Work with the fundraising team, review, reconcile, and prepare a reconciliation report package for each month’s revenue account, including ensuring proper booking of pledges receivable.
  • Assist with the annual audit and preparation of annual IRS filings.
  • Assist with the annual 1099-MISC reporting process.
  • Assists with the annual budgeting process and quarterly re-forecasting process.
  • Maintain vendor and contractor files.
  • Performs other financial tasks as requested by the Controller.
  • Prepares monthly reporting package for the CEO, COO, and Controller.
  • Assist in the creation and upkeep of project budgets and preparing financial reports, dashboards and cash projections.
  • Researches and presents new emerging accounting guidance.
  • Act as lead project manager for financial systems evaluation and improvement projects, including assisting the Controller in choosing new systems as needed.
  • Primary administrator for the accounts payable and expense reporting tool.
  • Manage existing and future financial system integrations.
  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts and prepare cost allocation journal entries every month.
  • Set up semi-monthly payroll.
  • Allocate employee benefits monthly
  • Upholds the values of the Malala Fund.
  • Actively contributes to making Malala Fund a diverse and equitable workplace through inclusive practice and openness to different perspectives, cultures and ideas.
  • Maintains behaviour and conduct that uphold the highest standards for safeguarding, professionally and personally.
  • Acts as a role model for a ‘learning organization’ culture by seeking insight and using problems as opportunities to learn.

Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours


  • Degree or relevant experience in finance, accounting or a related field.
  • Relevant education or experience with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Must have two years of experience working in finance, accounting or a related field.
  • Extremely high attention to detail and very strong organizational skills.
  • Good judgment and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency and poise.
  • A high degree of professionalism, able to work well with colleagues, vendors, contractors and various stakeholders.
  • A high degree of integrity, trustworthiness and flexibility.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission, purpose and values.
  • Strong commitment to gender equality, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, decolonization and social justice
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning.
  • Excellent team player with ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across departments and external stakeholders.


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  • Experience with contracts, grant-making, budget management, I.T. project management, and/or financial reporting is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Sage Intacct, Concur Invoice/Expense, and enterprise budgeting software.


The deadline is 17 October 2021.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the application link by 17 October 2021.

Important Information

Please note that due to the very high number of applications they receive when positions are posted, they are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom they wish to move forward in the interview process.

Malala Fund is an inclusive organization and welcomes applications from underrepresented and intersectional groups, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. They seek people from different backgrounds, cultures, ages, experiences, and identities to provide a wide range of experiences, ideas, views, and insights into the strategy, policies, culture, and ambitions of Malala Fund.

Malala Fund is committed to ensuring the safety of those involved in their work. Their first priority is protecting everyone who comes in direct or indirect contact with their organization. Malala Fund has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation by any of their staff, representatives or partners. They commit to ensuring that those who work with Malala Fund or on their behalf are able to work in an environment that is free from harm. To this end, Malala Fund reserves the right to conduct background checks on prospective and current employees.


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