Room to Read India
Associate, Accounting
Project Associate, Project leaders, Project Assistant
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 01 2021




Position: Associate, Accounting


Department: Finance


Location: Telangana


Start Date:      2- June- 2021


End Date:        1-July-2021


Organization Profile:


Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently have programs in 9 states- Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Our Literacy Program has been implemented in 15642 government schools, training 25,741 teachers trained in library management and reading activities. Over the same period our Girls’ Education & Gender Equality Program has benefitted over 62,457 girls.


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. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We 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. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. With its, global headquarters in San Fransisco, Room to Read has benefited 18 million children across over 30,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Room to Read India has received several awards and recognition over the years including recognition as one of the top ten NGOs to work for during the past six years by the Great Places to Work Institute., and Zambia.


Position Overview:

The Accounts Associate will assist and report to State Manager and on need basis to Accounting and Finance officer. Primary responsibilities include assisting in maintaining all aspects of the organization’s finances and accounting and administrative initiatives at State Level.   


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the proper and effective implementation of finance and admin related policies and guidelines at SO level.

  • Handling independently the partners’ finance management related issues and ensure fulfilment of legal compliances and corrective measures by partners through partners visit, communication and regular follow up.

  • Supporting and providing guidance to admin associate in procurement, logistics and other admin related works.

  • Budget tracking and providing timely alert to program team on utilization and under spending of budget.

  • Responsible to preparing program related annual budget with support from program team.

  • Helping team in preparing partners’ budget and other relevant documentation.

  • Verifying and Finalizing of bills\vouchers for payment and enter in to Tally Software on day-to-day basis.

  • Quaternization of operations budget and travel budget for all the three programs

  • Assisting Program Team in in Quarterisation of Budget of all three programs

  • Preparing Indirect Budget and Travel Budget independently

  • Assisting Program Team in Preparation of Partners Budget

  • Preparing of Fund Projection and Fund Request for Operation and programs with support from program team.

  • Monthly Closing of Accounts and submission to CO

  • Preparing of Summary Sheets (FC and Non FC) and submit to CO.

  • Preparing of TDS Details (FC and Non FC) and submit to CO.

  • Collection of Bank A/c Statement and preparation of BRS and submit to CO.

  • Preparing of Financial Statement of Expenditure against Fund Received of all programs and operations and shared with teams on monthly and quarterly basis.

  • Partners visit for their Administrative and Financial Monitoring to strengthen their system.

  • Reviewing partner’s funds transfer related documents and verify for fund transfer and send to CO.

  • Any other assignment given from time to time as per organizational requirement by CO or Program Team and SM.

Qualifications and Experience:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or related field

  • A minimum of two- three years of experience in NGO Accounting field and managing administration.

  • Adopt at using Microsoft Office applications- word, excel

  • Working experience in Tally 7.2 or 9.

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English & Hindi


  • Advanced degree in finance related field/ similar field

  • 3 years related accounting experience in an NGO/International NGO

  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task with an eye for detail.

  • Strong initiative skill.

  • Team player.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment


Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.


Application Procedure:

Please CLICK HERE to apply for this position.


Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.