Associate, Accounting

Evidence Action, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th November, 2019

Job Description

Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places. Our two flagship at-scale programs, Deworm the World and Dispensers for Safe Water, reached over 280 million people last year and have been named “top” and “standout” charities respectively by GiveWell in 2018, with Deworm the World being named a top charity for the sixth year in a row.

In addition to running these scaled programs, Evidence Action also leverages its unique Beta incubator to explore what interventions with initial evidence of impact might be suitable for massive scale up to become our next flagship programs.

Evidence Action has a presence across 10 countries, with major offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Delhi, India; and Washington,

Job purpose

The Accounting Associate will play an integral part in achieving the finance team’s customer service and operational objectives. This position will work closely with the US and global finance and program teams to manage the US day-to-day accounting processes including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. We are seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about accountability and the organization’s mission. The ideal candidate has exposure to a cloud based accounting system and some accounting experience in a non-profit environment.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Accounts Receivable: Enter receipts, make deposits, and code revenue from online fundraising platforms
  • Accounts Payable: Enter invoices from vendors, expense reimbursement requests from staff and reconcile credit card statements for payment as well as schedule, print and mail checks for payments to vendors
  • Update and maintain customer and vendor records
  • Prepare wires, ACHs, and other electronic funds transfers using various online banking systems
  • Process and review invoices and employee expenses for proper documentation, approvals, and allowable costs
  • Assist with annual audit and preparation of financial documents as needed
  • Manage the annual preparation of 1099s
  • Filing records (electronically and physically) associated with accounting transactions
  • Oversee employee credit card reporting

Key performance Indicators

  • Accurate and timely recording of transactions in the GL
  • Accurate and timely processing of payments
  • Compliance to organizational policies


The Accounting Associate will be a dynamic high-energy professional with previous exposure to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Experience with Intacct or other cloud-based accounting software is preferred.

The candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Ability to complete accounting transactions accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Experience with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable preferred;
  • A passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs;
  • Eagerness to learn and develop professionally;


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