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

Full Time

Closing Date

Aug 20 2021


Job Description


Position:                                Associate, Accounting


Department:                          Finance


Location:                                Dwarka sector 21, New Delhi, India Country Office


Start Date:                             21 July 2021


End Date:                               20 Aug 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 Francisco, 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 Associate, Accounting position will assist and report to the Officer, Finance. Primary responsibilities include assisting in maintaining all aspects of the organization’s finances and accounts. The position will have regular interactions with all staff. We expect this position to assist in streamlining the core accounting function of the Country Office. This Position may have to visit State Offices on a periodical basis.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recording transactions in accounting software - Intacct, accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Review the reports from INTACCT and reconcile the balances between the two software on a periodic basis.

  • Assist the Country Office finance team & coordinate with state offices for monthly closure

  • Bank reconciliation, Scrutiny of ledger accounts on a monthly basis and accuracy across all aspects of financial transactions with special focus on recording of material expenses under the correct program head.

  • Processing payments within defined compliance framework and ensuring timely availability of funds for program and operational purposes.

  • Travel to state Office/ Partner NGOs on periodic/ need basis.

  • Assist in development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for streamlining the accounting processes.

  • Extend support during various audits viz., statutory, internal audit etc., and take corrective action to address audit issues, wherever required.

  • Assist during various regulatory compliances viz., Income Tax Assessment, FCRA etc. by providing necessary detail and documents.

  • Any other jobs assignments on need basis to implement accounting and financial guidelines or to meet the reporting requirements.

Qualifications and Experience:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or related field (accounting or Management) with 3 years’ experience in NGO sector.

  • Adept at using Microsoft Office applications – word, excel and other accounting software

  • Working experience in Intact software.

  • Experience of working in Global Accounting Software

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization.

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and English.


  • Master’s degree in Commerce or related field (accounting, Management, etc.)

  • Strong Accounting Fundamentals

  • Thoroughly understands FCRA requirements and other legal provisions such as Income Tax, Labor laws etc.

  • Strong initiative and managerial skills

  • 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 has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check



The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Health benefits are also provided. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through literacy and gender equality in education.


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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. We always encourage women to apply.