Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

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Malala Fund

Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst 2

Position description

Registered in the U.K., U.S. Nigeria, and Pakistan, Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn and lead. Malala Fund advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in local education leaders and front-line organizations, the people who best understand girls in their communities in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We give girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.


About the position


Reporting to the Controller, the Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst will have primary responsibility for Malala Fund’s U.S. accounting transactions and payroll, as well as lead monthly financial statement preparation. Additionally, the Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst will liaise across all Malala Fund entities (UK, Nigeria, Pakistan) to serve as a main point of contact for key billing relationships and will support colleagues across multiple departments in budgeting, reporting and compliance matters.


Joining The Malala Fund is an introduction to a growing non-profit led by the world’s foremost advocates for girls’ education. You will use your knowledge to constructively relationship build within our organization, to communicate across departments in increasing financial transparency, and to empower yourself to innovate the financial function of Malala Fund.


Location: Washington, DC Office





  • Maintains accurate records in the company database, Intacct, which includes data entry and processing transactions.
  • Performs monthly reconciliation of certain balance sheet general ledger accounts.
  • Collaborate with the development team to review and reconcile revenue; includes application/tracking of restricted funding, pledge tracking, and financial insights to assist in fundraising goals.
  • Works with the Operations team to refine and improve Malala Fund’s grantee workflow as well as tracking new and existing grants against restricted donations.
  • Conducts thorough analysis and collaborate with internal teams to resolve financial discrepancies and/or apply corrective action.
  • Prepares monthly reporting packages for the CEO, COO, Controller and Board of Directors.
  • Prepares and presents quarterly reporting packages for Malala Fund Directors and Managers.



  • Serves as the primary day-to-day contact for the US annual audit, preparation of annual IRS filings and annual W2/1099 information reporting.
  • Assists the Controller with the compilation of Malala Fund’s $20 million+ annual budget and in the creation and monitoring of project budgets.
  • Takes an active role in the maintenance of a comprehensive finance manual, outlining standardized procedures and best practices.



  • Serve as primary administrator for the organization’s corporate credit card program & budgeting and FP&A tool.
  • Identify and recommend areas where technology can be used to reduce data entry.
  • Acts as lead project manager for financial systems integration and improvement projects, including assisting the Controller in choosing new systems as needed.
  • Provide training/guidance to new and existing team members on finance policies, procedures, and software systems.
  • Have awareness, research, and present new emerging accounting guidance applicable to Malala Fund.
  • Welcomes new challenges and wears different hats when needed in order to help organizational growth.
  • Performs other financial tasks as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or a related field required.
  • Familiarity with U.S. GAAP
  • Minimum 4 years of prior accounting experience.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • A high degree of professionalism, able to work well with diverse colleagues, vendors, contractors and various stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across departments.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines and organizational success.
  • Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission, purpose and values.
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning.
  • A demonstrated commitment to gender and racial equity.
  • Pre-existing authorization to work in the United States
  • Must successfully complete 1 hour Accounting Excel Assessment 



  • CPA license
  • Prior non-profit industry and/or public accounting experience
  • Experience with contracts, grant-making, budget management, IT project management, and/or financial reporting strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Sage Intacct, Vena, Salesforce, and/or Concur
  • Global finance experience


Living our Values

We aim to center girls in all we do and create a supportive environment where people excel in their craft while never compromising our organizational values:


We aim high. Inspired by the girls we serve, we set ambitious goals for ourselves and push others to do the same. We focus on impact and delivering tangible, purposeful results.


We dare to be brave. We speak truth to power and hold leaders accountable to their commitments to girls. We have the difficult conversations, say yes to tough projects and aren’t afraid to take risks


We value differences. Our best work happens when we bring many voices to the table. We embrace diverse perspectives and open dialogue. We strive for equity in all we do and are always learning from others. 


We think creatively. Getting all girls in school requires innovative thinking and solutions. We are resourceful and seek unconventional approaches to overcoming challenges. 


We act with integrity. The relationships we build are grounded in trust and accountability. As an organization and with each other, we endeavor to do what’s right and respectful.


If challenging the status quo that limits girls’ potential excites you, we might be the perfect fit!


Please note that due to the very high number of applications we receive when positions are posted, we may only be able to respond directly to candidates who we wish to move forward in the interview process.

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