Accounting Associate, Finance

Teach for All

Teach for All

Accounting & Finance
Colombia · Ecuador · Peru · Chile · Mexico
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Position Summary

To advance Teach For All’s 25-year vision and intended outcomes, we are seeking an Accounting Associate to manage key financial processes and operations, including revenue, global payments, bank reconciliations, month and year close processes, and supporting our grants making function. This position requires someone who is good at managing stake holder relationships and is detail oriented.

The 9-member Finance team, with its staff members currently based in India, Kenya, Belgium, and the United States enables the ~$50M, multi-entity, multi-currency financial operations of Teach For All. The team operates in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, striving for both strong controls and effective, efficient support towards Teach For All’s mission. You will report to the Director, Accounting ; however, you will also work closely with other members of the Finance team, including the Senior Director, Subgrants and Contracts.

As the Accounting Associate at Teach For All, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities:

30% - Accounts Receivable Management

  • Generate invoices to donors and working closely with the fundraising team to collect the required back-up documentation
  • Draft AR invoices in financial system, and other AR processes including reconciliation of revenue across different systems
  • Liase with the fundraising team to follow up on outstanding payments

25% - Accounts Payable and Vendor management

  • Manage AP processes including vendor setup and global payments
  • Liase with payment providers and bank to troubleshoot and resolve payment issues
  • Assit with invoice reviews

20% - Month/year close processes

  • Draft journal entries for intercompany transfers, bank fees, interest etc.
  • Reconcile cash receipts and disbursements to the general ledger in a timely manner
  • Assist with balance sheet accounts reconciliations
  • Draft allocation and reclassifying journal entries for the different entities as maybe required

15% - Grantmaking Function support

  • Submit invoices for grants to network partners and reconcile payment details across systems
  • Process foreign currency grants and reconcile ForEx impact.
  • Support the subgrant liquidation and reconciliation process across systems

10% - Other Projects

  • Assist with Audit Preparation
  • Assist with Tax Filing
  • Other ad hoc projects

As the ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • 1-3 years of accounting experience and a working knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices
  • Experience with cloud-based software (ERP systems, expense/invoice software, Salesforce/CRM platforms, payment platforms) is a plus
  • Intermediate-level Microsoft Excel skills required, comfort with Excel shortcuts and ability to operate quickly in Excel is a significant plus.
  • Experience in a global financial environment is a plus (specifically multi-currency and/or multi-entity management)
  • Non Profit accounting experience is a plus but not required
  • Audit experience is a plus but not required
  • Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and a commitment to Teach For All’s mission:
    • Reflects a sense of possibility in mindset and vision
    • Believes in the value of being locally rooted and globally informed
    • Drives toward constant learning and improvement
    • Convinced of the necessity of diversity and inclusiveness in our work
    • Believes in the interdependence between us and our partners in solving this global problem

Additional desirable skills/experiences:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work with diverse individuals
  • Exceptional team and collaboration skills

What Teach For All Offers:

  • Commitment to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our organization’s progress
  • Professional and personal development experiences and ample opportunities to make a positive impact on the work of Teach For All and beyond
  • Comprehensive benefits package designed for your well-being and work-life needs
  • All roles are 100% remote; in some locations we offer the option for in-office collaborations
  • Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
  • And much more!

Application Instructions

If this opportunity sounds like the next best step in your career, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and a one-page letter of motivation (in English) directly online. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity. We look forward to learning about you and your passion for ensuring educational opportunity for all!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Work authorization

Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess permanent local work authorization/permit in order to be considered.


Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire and prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Travel and Hours

All work is delivered virtually. Travel will be minimal. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.

About Teach For All

Teach For All supports and connects a global network of independent organizations working around the world to ensure that every child has access to an equitable and excellent education. Each organization in the network, conceived and launched by a local entrepreneur, enlists its nation’s most promising leaders to teach in high-need areas for two years, and, in the long-term, drive systemic changes from within and outside of the education sector.

Teach For All is catalyzing an international movement to expand educational opportunity. At the center of this network, Teach For All plays a unique role: it helps local organizations overcome common challenges by providing direct support services and serving as a hub for the exchange of best practices. In addition to delivering support to local organizations, Teach For All maximizes local impact on educational need by directly connecting the teaching participants and alumni of its international network programs through conferences and online forums.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that inspires individuals of all backgrounds – across nationalities, races, ethnicity, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences – to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring educational opportunity for all.

In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Teach For All’s mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities we’re working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.