Room to Read India
Associate, Accounting
Technology Associate, Technical Assistant,
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 11 2021


Position: Associate, Accounting

Department: Program Support

Location: New Delhi

Start Date: 11 Nov 2021
End Date: 11 Dec 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 India has worked in Telangana since 2008 and till now we have 2,256 Girls' Education and 636 Literacy Program Schools


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.


Position Overview:


The Associate, Accounting and Finance position will assist and report to the State Manager Primary responsibilities include assisting in maintaining all aspects of the organization’s finances and accounts. The position will have regular interactions with all staff.  This position requires frequent travel to state offices and NGO partners to review financial reports and records. This position is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan State office.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain excellent records related to bookkeeping, expenses, funds, partnership ventures, that are at all times accurate, substantiated and up to date.

  • Assist to set up and maintain adequate in-country financial reporting in accordance with Room to Read Financial Manual and Country Office requirements.

  • Reimbursements in a timely manner and in accordance with policy and procedures.

  • Ensure along with State Manager all the policies and procedures are in place for Rajasthan State in all financial transactions.

  • Follow up with the bank on any matters pertaining to bank transactions.

  • Ensure payment distribution to field staff with timely manner.

  • Ensure compliances as per statutory requirements (FCRA, Income Tax and others) at State Level.

  • Assisting on monthly accounting closure such as generation of reports and bank account reconciliation and support to INCO Finance Team.

  • Ensure local donor’s compliance is in place at State level as per MOU / SOPs etc. inclusive of maintaining the books of accounts and documents.

  • Support on preparation of local donor’s financial reports to INCO Finance Team.

  • Lead State Office AP&B process and Quarterly forecast process and ensure realistic estimation as per programs implementation calendar.

  • Support on annual statutory audit, RTR’s internal audit and local donor’s audit as and when needed as per direction of INCO Finance Team.

  • Any other duties and responsibilities given by State Manager on need basis.

  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization as when necessary.

Qualifications and Experience:



  • Degree in Commerce or related field (accounting, management, etc.)

  • A minimum of five years of experience in NGO Accounting field.

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

  • Working experience in Tally 9.

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

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and English.


  • Advanced degree in finance related field

  • 5 years related accounting experience in an International NGO

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

  • Strong initiative and leadership 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




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:


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Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. 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.