I. Position Summary
Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will have primary responsibility for Malala Fund’s U.S. accounting transactions and payroll, as well as lead monthly financial statement preparation. They 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 candidates interested in joining a growing nonprofit led by one of the world’s foremost advocates for girls’ education. The Senior Accountant will liaise across all departments and will be one of the organization’s key personnel in ensuring accurate U.S. financial information.
III. Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours
Malala Fund is committed to racial equity and social justice. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities, to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of Malala Fund. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who have lived in countries in which Malala Fund is operating.
IV. About Malala Fund
Registered in the U.S., U.K., Nigeria and Pakistan Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn and lead. With more than 130 million girls out of school today, we're breaking down barriers that hold girls back.
Malala Fund advocates 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 local education leaders and front-line organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We give girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.
Malala Fund is currently a 65-person team with an expected budget of $21 million in FY2022. Our competitive U.S. benefits package includes 100% employer-paid healthcare for full-time employees, their partners and all dependents; a 3% retirement contribution; flexible working hours; and four months of fully paid parental leave.
V. How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the through the application link by 13 December 2021.
Please note that due to the very high number of applications we receive when positions are posted, we are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process.
Malala Fund is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from under-represented and intersectional groups including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are seeking people from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identities, to provide a wide range of experience, 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 our work. Our first priority is protecting everyone who comes in direct or indirect contact with our organisation. Malala Fund has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation by any of our staff, representatives or partners. We commit to ensuring that those who work with Malala Fund or on our 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.
I. Position Summary
Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will have primary responsibility for Malala Fund’s U.S. accounting transactions and payroll, as well as lead monthly financial statement preparation. They will serve as…
Malala Fund seeks to enable staff to build for their future and therefore offers a 403(b) plan for employee retirement savings. Malala Fund matches employee contributions up to 3%, without a vesting period.
Malala Fund currently offers a PPO health plan provided by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The current plan is 100% employer-paid, including for employees’ spouses and dependents. The plan includes a high deductible ($2,000 for individuals / $4,000 for families), however, these costs are offset by an HRA debit card to cover the entirety of deductible amounts. Malala Fund also offers 100% employer-paid dental insurance provided by Guardian and 100% employer-paid vision coverage provided by CareFirst.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs):
To ensure that staff have the option of saving pretax income for important costs, Malala Fund offers FSA options to employees. Staff have the option of automatically setting aside their own pretax income for medical expenses ($2,700 annual max), dependent care ($5,000 max), and transportation expenses ($3,180 max).
Malala Fund’s life insurance coverage provides a payout of one year’s salary, up to $250,000.
Malala Fund provides 15 days of paid vacation leave, which is accrued at a rate of five hours per pay period. Vacation leave is capped at 160 hours annually.
Malala Fund offers 10 hours of volunteer leave available upon hire. Qualifying time must take place during normal business hours.
Malala Fund provides 10 days of fully paid sick/personal leave accrued at a rate of 3.33 hours per pay period. Sick/personal leave is capped at 120 hours annually.
Malala Fund offers 120 calendar days of paid parental leave at 100% salary. This policy also applies to adoptive and foster parents of a child.
Malala Fund provides a mobile phone reimbursement of Malala Fund reserves the right to amend or cancel the terms and conditions of all benefits at its discretion. $75 per month (with additional reimbursements for international, work-related calls). In addition, Malala Fund provides a $200 reimbursement for a new mobile phone when employees start
Malala Fund seeks to enable staff to build for their future and therefore offers a 403(b) plan for employee retirement savings. Malala Fund matches employee…