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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Location: Remote/Nationwide USA

The Staff Accountant will independently perform daily accounting activities, create timely and accurate financial statements and complete special financial projects. They will work closely with the school directors and finance department, as well as our other international divisions. The Staff Accountant must be assertive; a self-starter who is accountable for the results and supports the growing accounting and reporting needs of the company.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reconcile multiple bank accounts in US and Canada
  • Review invoices for proper coding to general ledger
  • Assist A/P with vendor setups and wire transfers
  • Perform month-end tasks including standard journal entries, accruals, intercompany transactions and petty cash reconciliations
  • Proactively identify and communicate GL and accounting related issues
  • Interact with internal customers, answer emails and research questions
  • Support management in meeting close related and reporting deadlines
  • Participate in internal SOX and independent audit requests
  • Work effectively with members of the Corporate and Business Unit Teams
  • Ad hoc reporting, analysis, and problem resolution

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 2 + Years of relevant work experience
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP, balance sheet accounts, reconciliations, and general ledger accounts
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient in Excel Ability to work independently and to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to make decisions, exercise judgment and interface effectively with all levels of staff
  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bank and balance sheet reconciliation experience
  • Prior experience with Great Plains software
  • Experience in a medium to large company finance department

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

Remote work providing flexible work/life balance
Comprehensive Retirement Package including 401K company match
Our Gift of Knowledge Program provides tuition assistance and substantial discounts for our employees and close family members
Competitive health benefits
And so much more!


The salary range for the Staff Accountant role is currently between $55,000 and $62,000, and the amount that is offered is based on the candidate’s skills, experience and education, among other factors determined by the business. It is within Kaplan’s discretion to adjust this range based on business needs.