As the Senior Accountant you will play a key role within the accounting organization. Specifically, you will be a key contributor in Newselas month end close, financial reporting, internal controls and scaling accounting operations. You will be an integral contributor to Newsela’s accounting team, and will be a leader on the team driving process improvement to our month end close, financial statement preparation, and management reporting. You will have an immediate impact on the team by digging into our revenue, software capitalization, and financial reporting processes.
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 close process and internal controls. Your work will help enable quality reporting and accounting operations that support the growth of our business. Your work will ultimately help ensure the sound operational scale of our business, enabling the expansion of Newsela’s reach and bringing engaging, culturally responsive learning content into the hands of K-12 students and teachers nationwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
You are an excellent accountant with strong technical accounting, audit, and internal controls skills, ideally with Big 4 and/or public company experience. You have 3+ years in public accounting, made it to senior in public accounting or 3+ years in corporate accounting on a CPA track. You have a strong understanding of US GAAP and internal controls, and have experience working with NetSuite. You have a CPA designation, or are actively working towards one. You have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, are very organized and detail oriented, thrive on process improvement, and enjoy working in a challenging, fast-paced environment to support our continued growth. You are not satisfied with “good enough,” and are able to see the trees as well as the forest. A self-starter, you’re excited to apply what you know to strengthen the financial reporting and controls of our fast-growing company with a mission to transform the K-12 education industry.
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.