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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: Education Week
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Editorial Projects In Education, Inc. (EPE), the publisher of Education Week, is currently seeking an experienced Senior Staff Accountant. Education Week (America's most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion,--is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.--We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring nearly four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem. Education Week's parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation's leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly-respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education. Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day accounting functions in addition to assisting with the month-end close, preparing budget and budget reforecast data, as well as with the year-end annual audit.--The Accounting Team's focus is to deliver business results by providing timely and accurate financial data that inform decisions. The right candidate will have an attention to detail and timeliness. Additionally, a successful Senior Staff Accountant will combine excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. --Responsibilities:Prepare month-end close journal entriesReconcile general ledger account and bank account balancesMaintaining integrity of general ledgerPerform financial statement variance analysesAssist with preparation of required schedules and supporting documentation for annual audit; assisting with any direct questions from auditorsGenerate reports and data upon requestMaintain and provide suggestions for improvement to company accounting procedures and processesAssist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in accounting plus 2-4 years accounting experiencePossess a solid understanding of the general ledger and chart of accountsAbility to meet deadlinesOutstanding problem-solving ability and analytical skills EPE is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD.--We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail.--We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), and an on-site gym. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.---- Education Week is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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