Account Payable Specialist at Newsela
The Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist will own the whole accounts payable process, and will be responsible for coding invoices and expense reports in an accurate and timely manner. You’ll be part of the team helping scale our accounting operations (processes and systems) as Newsela grows. You’ll also be a key player in helping make sure invoices are properly coded and paid promptly to keep vendors happy. In addition to AP and general accounting responsibilities, you’ll work with vendors to sign them up for e-payment to ensure timely delivery, as well as work through any other issues a vendor may have (ie. invoice not approved internally, routed to wrong approver, invoice not received). You’ll also help with any accounting software implementation (Carta, Avalara, etc.).
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You will have an opportunity to make a real impact by driving process improvement and system implementation efforts to streamline operations and improve the quality of the accounts payable process. Working directly with FP&A, you’ll gain insight into the operations of the business and your impact on Newsela’s financial statements. Your work will directly enable Newsela to grow and scale efficiently, and will ultimately help increase our ability to get engaging, culturally responsive learning content into K-12 schools and districts nationwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
With a minimum of 3+ years of accounting experience, you are a problem-solving self-starter with a strong background in accounts payable. Ideally, you have experience working with a high volume of invoices and are used to working at a rapidly growing company. You’re well-versed in an array of accounting software including bill.com and Netsuite; bonus points if you’ve been part of a new software implementation process. Additionally, you can masterfully navigate expenses, prepaids and accruals, and can seamlessly perform an accounts payable reconciliation for the monthly close process. You are organized, detail-oriented, and are always looking to improve processes and help teammates.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.