Room to Read
Accounts and Finance Manager
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About the Organization:

Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. They work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.

Position: Accounts and Finance Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Finance Director to formulate, implement and track financial budgets and forecasts, ensuring alignment with programmatic strategies. Also lead the periodic budget revisions.

  • Coordinate with Program and Operations team to flag concern areas and enable close to 100% budget spending.

  • Lead the Payroll Process.

  • Lead the cash forecasting Process.

  • Develop SOPs and revise internal policies, as applicable, in the areas of Core Accounting and Local Fund Management.

  • Guide Finance Officer in developing robust systems to ensure efficient management of local funds.

  • Guide the Finance Officer in formulation of budget proposals and preparation of Donor reports in timely manner.

  • Manage various audits- Statutory Audit, Donor Audits, FCRA Audit and any other special audit, if any.

  • Periodic review of financial and other systems both at Country & Field Offices.

  • Mentor and develop the capacities of accounting team through delegation and review of work.


  • Qualified Postgraduate (Finance/ Commerce) degree, with at least 10 years of relevant, professional experience

  • 5 years’ experience in accounting and finance in an international NGO environment

  • In depth knowledge of financial and accounting systems, financial reporting as per local legal compliances

  • Exhaustive knowledge of legal landscape applicable to NGOs.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications specially Excel.

  • Fluency in Written and spoken English

  • Training/capacity building and management skills and experience

  • Results oriented; commitment to quality and efficiency

  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment

  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task

  • Strong initiative and leadership skills

  • Team player

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

How to apply

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