Finance Associate

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


About Malala Fund: Registered as a public charity in the U.S. and U.K., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organizations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Staff Accountant, the Finance Associate will assist in processing and recording invoices, expense reports and bi-monthly payroll. S/he will serve as a 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, entry-level candidates interested in joining a new and growing nonprofit lead by one of the world’s foremost advocates for girls’ education. The Associate will liaise across all departments and will gain a deep, behind the scenes understanding of nonprofit finance and compliance.


I. Responsibilities & Tasks:

●     Prepare invoices for processing and payment.

●     Help oversee submission and approval of expense reports.

●     Assist in the creation and upkeep of project budgets, and the preparation of financial reports, dashboards and cash projections.

●     Assist in reconciling corporate credit card activity against monthly statements, ensuring all transactions are approved and supported by receipts.

●     Assist in reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.

●     Help set up semi-monthly payroll for approximately 27 employees.

●     Help monitor grants and pledges receivable to ensure payments are applied appropriately.

●     Working with the fundraising team, review, reconcile and help to inform financial reports for Malala Fund donors.

●     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 Senior Staff Accountant.

II. Education, Experience & Skills:

●     Minimum 1-2 years of related experience.

●     A high degree of integrity, trustworthiness and flexibility.

●     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.

●     Past experience with contracts, grant making, budget management, and/or financial reporting strongly preferred.

●     Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and your resume to indicating “Finance Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.