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Newsela // instructional content platform
Sales, Full Time    New York City, Remote    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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The Role:

The Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist will own the whole accounts payable process, & will be responsible for coding invoices & expense reports in an accurate & timely manner.  Youll be part of the team helping scale our accounting operations (processes & systems) as Newsela grows. Youll also be a key player in helping make sure invoices are properly coded & paid promptly to keep vendors happy. In addition to AP & general accounting responsibilities, youll 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). Youll also help with any accounting software implementation (Carta, Avalara, etc.).

Why Youll Love This Role: 

You will have an opportunity to make a real impact by driving process improvement & system implementation efforts to streamline operations & improve the quality of the accounts payable process. Working directly with FP&A, youll gain insight into the operations of the business & your impact on Newselas financial statements. Your work will directly enable Newsela to grow & scale efficiently, & will ultimately help increase our ability to get engaging, culturally responsive learning content into K-12 schools & districts nationwide.

Why Well 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 & are used to working at a rapidly growing company. Youre well-versed in an array of accounting software including & Netsuite; bonus points if youve been part of a new software implementation process. Additionally, you can masterfully navigate expenses, prepaids & accruals, & can seamlessly perform an accounts payable reconciliation for the monthly close process. You are organized, detail-oriented, & are always looking to improve processes & help teammates.

About Newsela:

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 & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & over 2.5M teachers & 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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