Finance and Accounting Associate

Organization Profile

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 6 million children by constructing more than 1,500 schools, establishing over 13,000 libraries, publishing 700 new children’s book titles in 11 local languages, and rewarding over 15,000 girls with long-term, holistic scholarships.

Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi, a Southern Africa Regional Office in Pretoria, and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.

In Vietnam, Room to Read is implementing School Libraries, Book Publishing, School Construction, Reading and Writing Instruction, and Girls Education Programs in the Mekong Delta and the Northern upland areas. Our country office is located in Ho Chi Minh City.

Position Overview

The Finance and Accounting Associate will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the organization’s finances and accounting initiatives. The position will report directly to the Accounting and Finance Manager and will have regular interactions with all staff.

Key Responsibilities
• Receiving and checking documents in accordance with Room To Read’s policy and government regulations.
• Preparing and processing payment by cash and bank.
• Maintenance of excellent records related to bookkeeping in Epicor, expenses at all times accurate, substantiated, up-to-date, sufficiently detailed. Updating asset report.
• Monitoring advances, billing processes (accounts payable/receivable) and FRx report relating to actual expense vs. budget.
• Contacting with Programs, HR-ADM to get their needs of money –forecast- for their operation and making summarization in monthly report.
• Working with team relating to budget and annual plan quarterly, yearly.
• Collecting data relating to irregular income tax from Epicor system and send to HR/ADM.
• Analysis actual cash used vs cash forecast.
• Reporting to Finance and Accounting Manager.
• Doing other works and supporting the other staff when necessary.


- Bachelor Degree Accounting or Finance
- Computer skill – MS Word, MS Excel or any accounting Software
- At least two years relevant employment experience with NGOs or private sector
- Detail oriented and extremely organized
- High level of financial and numerical skills
- Work experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
- Experience in dealing and performance with customers satisfaction work
- Experience in working with the poor in any kinds of work is advantage

- Flexibility and ability to multi-tasks
- Good reasoning ability and sound judgment
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English
- Good interpersonal skills (ability to get along with a diverse set of personalities, tactful, mature, team player)
- Proven track record of achieving results; resourceful
- Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
- Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction
- An ability and aptitude to learn quickly
- To be positive about change and be interested in the development of accounting systems
- High level of reliability and honesty.


The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. Benefits including health and a retirement plan are also provided. Additional benefits include a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.

Application Procedure:

Please send your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Human Resources Department at [email protected] with subject: ‘Finance and Accounting Associate’.

Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from

Room to Read. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Room to Read
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2012-08-31