Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women, access quality education, financial services, and dignified work. Mastercard Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own Board of Directors and CEO.


We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.

The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators, young people, and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.

We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful.


The Foundation has begun working within Canada in partnership with Indigenous communities and post-secondary institutions to listen, learn, and best understand how we can act in meaningful ways. The EleV strategy was co-created with Indigenous communities, young people, and partners to enable 30,000 Indigenous youth to complete their education and transition to dignified work aligned with their values and aspirations.

As reflected in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, education is a key driver of improved socio-economic well-being. Through building partnerships with Indigenous communities, we look to expand our initiative ultimately helping to support a generation of transformative Indigenous young leaders who will be change agents within their communities. We believe that by setting a bold target, we will encourage engagement across sectors and create momentum that will elevate the strengths and opportunities of Indigenous youth. In keeping with our approach, Indigenous communities and young people will be the drivers of this transformation. The program will promote innovations to address longer-term systemic change to achieve economic prosperity and social well-being within Indigenous communities.

The EleV team oversees current and emerging partnerships related to Indigenous education. Consistent with our overall vision and Youth Africa Works strategy, we will share learnings and opportunities to connect across the work of the Foundation. While operating in distinct contexts, the centrality of youth voice and vision, affirmation of culture and identity, and priority to enhance community capacity for self-determination are common threads upon which our work is strengthened and reinforced.

If you are an experienced Accounting professional looking to increase your impact, read on!


Reporting to the Accounting Lead, the Junior Accountant is part of the financial accounting sub-team of the Shared Services Team and is responsible for the accurate & timely recording of all financial transactions and shares accountability for the maintenance and integrity of the trial balance. Performs monthly journal entries, bank reconciliations and account analysis.


  • Engages in all aspects of month-end and year-end closing processes including preparing general ledger journal entries, account analysis and bank transactions.
  • Supports external audits including preparation of working papers and gathering of samples.
  • Assists in compilation of working papers for tax compliance including statutory direct and indirect tax filings and audits.
  • Monitors and records bank transactions in all 16 bank accounts.
  • Supports the development and implementation of new processes and internal control policies, adheres to all policies and processes.
  • Supports the management of relationships with external parties such as banks & auditors.
  • Effectively utilizes technology to improve efficiency of the Accounting team’s processes and heightened awareness of cybersecurity.
  • Document and update standard operating procedures, policies and training materials as required.
  • Effective contributor to all Team Goals and deliverables.
  • Provides high standard of customer service to all stakeholders.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another relevant field is required.
  • Must be Working towards obtaining a CPA.
  • 1-2 years in similar role.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles, internal controls.
  • Microsoft Office, SharePoint.
  • Great Plains and/or Concur would be an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity when working within various cultures.
  • Results-driven and able to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines.
  • Flexible, intellectually curious, and open. This individual is comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to adapt when presented with better options.
  • A person who can formulate and develop a new or creative approach to a problem and inspires others on the team to do so as well.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of constituencies, as well as work effectively in a collegial manner in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to share information across the organization with non-finance colleagues.
  • Impeccable integrity.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Deadline for Applications is July 29, 2022.

Mastercard Foundation (the “Foundation”) values and respects your privacy. By submitting an application for this opportunity, you hereby agree to the Foundation’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (available at https://mastercardfdn.org/privacy/). Please note that the Foundation may share your personal information with third-party agencies that support the Foundation’s recruitment activities, and such third-party agencies may contact you directly regarding this opportunity. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Foundation’s Privacy Officer at the address indicated in its Privacy Policy.

The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

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