Accounting Manager

 Newsela ( View website )
 June 8, 2021

The Role:

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for delivering accurate, reliable, and timely monthly financial reporting. You’ll be part of the team helping scale our accounting operations (documentation, processes, and systems) as Newsela grows. You will work closely with our FP&A, Content, Technology, and Legal teams to set operational excellence standards on the team by improving day-to-day accounting processes and related documentation. You’ll be instrumental in scaling our month-end close and financial reporting process by taking the lead in the process for all accounts outside of revenue, and will help us drive down our days to close the books each month to 10 business days. As a leader on the accounting team, you will be a key player in our operational improvements, financial statements audits, and managing tax compliance requirements as Newsela scales our business.

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 close process and overall scalability of our finance function. Your work will enable quality reporting and accounting operations that support the growth 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. You love a “team-first” mentality and are someone who enjoys problem solving and adapting to the constantly changing conditions typical to a fast-growing company.

Why We’ll Love You: 

You have 5+ years of experience in accounting, with a range of operational experience–from month end close reporting to process improvements. You are a certified public accountant (CPA). You are all about efficiency and building a foundation for the finance function to scale, and have demonstrated success managing a team. You are an Excel guru, with a comprehensive background in building out models and templates to streamline processes; Netsuite and Salseforce system experience is a plus. You have a strong understanding of financial reporting and US GAAP. While not required, experience in public accounting and/or public company experience is nice to have. You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, are very organized and detail-oriented, thrive on process improvement, clean documentation, and enjoy working in a challenging, fast-paced environment. 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.

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 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.