Apply: Malala Fund Finance Associate


Deadline: August 19, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Malala Fund has opened applications for the position of Financial Associate, Global Operations.

Registered as a public charity in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (USA), Malala Fund works for a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear.


  • Prepare global operational invoices for processing and payment, and act as the primary administrator of the organization’s accounts payable tool
  • Oversee and monitor major expense report uploads and financial entries, liaising closely with outsourced accounting firms in Nigeria, Pakistan, UK and elsewhere
  • Assist the Controller and other finance staff in the creation and maintenance of project budgets, as well as the preparation of financial reports, dashboards and cash flow projections
  • Assist and/or lead selected financial system assessment and improvement projects, working both independently and in partnership with other members of the finance team
  • Reconcile certain bank and general ledger accounts for US and non-US entities, specifically assisting the development team in reconciling revenue
  • Support the monthly payroll process as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of annual filings and annual audits in the UK, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere as required
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process and semi-annual re-forecasting process, particularly in relation to budgeting for the Malala Fund in the UK and other non-US global entities
  • Maintain supplier and subcontractor records as needed
  • Cross-training and serve as primary back-up for accounting functions in the United States
  • Perform other financial duties as requested by the Controller
  • Defend the values ​​of Malala Fund
  • Actively contribute to making Malala Fund a diverse and equitable workplace through inclusive practices and openness to different perspectives, cultures and ideas
  • Maintain behavior and conduct that meets the highest standards of protection, professionally and personally
  • Act as a role model for a “learning organization” culture by seeking insight and using issues as opportunities to learn


  • Familiarity with office administration and financial and accounting systems, ideally coupled with a degree in finance, accounting or a related field
  • Extremely high attention to detail and very strong organizational skills
  • Good judgment and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency and composure
  • High degree of integrity, reliability and flexibility
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, suppliers, contractors and various stakeholders towards common goals
  • Strong commitment to the mission, purpose and values ​​of Malala Fund
  • Strong commitment to gender equality, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, decolonization and social justice
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continuing education
  • Excellent team player with ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in all departments and with external stakeholders
  • Previous experience with contracts, grantmaking, budget management, international taxation and/or financial reporting (strongly preferred)
  • Financial and/or administrative exposure in at least one of Malala Fund’s operating countries (US, UK, Nigeria and/or Pakistan) preferred

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