Deadline: 19 August, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Malala Fund has opened applications for the post of Finance Associate, Global Operations.

Registered as a public charity in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (U.S.), Malala Fund is working toward 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 for the organisation’s accounts payable tool
  • Oversee and monitor key expense report uploads and financial entries, liaising closely with outsourced accounting firms in Nigeria, Pakistan, the UK and elsewhere
  • Assist the controller and other finance staff in the creation and upkeep of project budgets, and the preparation of financial reports, dashboards and cash projections
  • Assist and/or lead certain financial system evaluation and improvement projects, working both independently and in partnership with others on the finance team
  • Reconcile certain bank and general ledger accounts for both the U.S. and non-U.S. entities, particularly assisting the development team in reconciling revenues
  • Support the monthly payroll process, as needed
  • Assist with the preparation of annual filings and with annual audits in the UK, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere, as necessary
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process and semi-annual re-forecasting process, particularly as it relates to budgeting for Malala Fund’s UK and other non-U.S. global entities
  • Maintain vendor and contractor files as necessary
  • Cross-train and serve as the primary backup for U.S. accounting functions
  • Perform other financial tasks as requested by the controller
  • Uphold the values of Malala Fund
  • Actively contribute to making Malala Fund a diverse and equitable workplace through inclusive practice and openness to different perspectives, cultures and ideas
  • Maintain behaviour and conduct that uphold the highest standards for safeguarding, professionally and personally
  • Act as a role model for a ‘learning organisation’ culture by seeking insight and using problems 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 organisational skills
  • Good judgment and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency and poise
  • High degree of integrity, trustworthiness and flexibility
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, vendors, contractors and various stakeholders towards shared goals
  • Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission, purpose and values
  • Strong commitment to gender equality, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, decolonisation 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
  • Past experience with contracts, grant-making, budget management, international tax, and/or financial reporting (strongly preferred)
  • Finance and/or administrative exposure in at least one of Malala Fund’s operational countries (the U.S., UK, Nigeria and/or Pakistan) preferred

To apply and for more information, click here.

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