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Newsela // instructional content platform
Remote    Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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The Role:

The Assistant Controller will own the monthly close process & ensure financial statements are accurate & complete in accordance to US GAAP. You will be responsible for reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations, collaborating with internal & external business partners, performing variance analysis, providing inputs for budgeting & forecasting, & ensuring operation of key internal controls. You will also participate in special projects where technical accounting expertise is needed.

Why Youll Love This Role: 

Reporting directly to our Controller, you will have the opportunity to own critical & highly visible financial reporting processes, building the foundation to scale & improve the quality of the close process & internal controls. Youll also have the opportunity to work closely with our growing Finance team, as well as cross-functionally with leadership on our Sales, Marketing, Product, & People teams. Your work will help enable quality reporting & accounting operations that support the super-charged growth of our business. Ultimately, this growth will broaden our products reach & bring engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 teachers & students nationwide.

Why Well Love You: 

You have a CPA designation & 7+ years of accounting experience, with 2+ years experience managing teams & hands on experience with NetSuite. You are well-versed in full cycle accounting & GAAP requirements with a focus on expense & liability recognition, software capitalization, classification of transactions, & organization of financial statements. You have experience with design & testing of internal controls, managing integrations between procure to pay system(s) & ERP, & providing support for financial statement audits. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional communication & Excel skills, keen attention to detail, & a passion for perfection in their work. A self-starter, youre excited about applying your expertise to a start-up where you can help to build & develop processes from scratch & implement them, & ultimately strengthen the financial reporting & controls of our fast-growing company with a mission to transform the K-12 education industry.

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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