Handwriting Without Tears
  • 09-May-2017 to 08-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Finance & Administration
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Sr. Accountant is responsible for accurate and timely production of month end financial information and supporting schedules and ensures the integrity of the financials with appropriate research and analysis.

Job Duties                              

  • Follow Get Set for School | Handwriting Without Tears | Keyboarding Without Tears (GSS | HWT | KWT) accounting processes and procedures and maintain strict confidentiality of the company's customer and business transactions.
  • Complete various monthly closing processes for the company's reconciliations, record revenue and review transactions.
  • Prepare monthly group reports, board financials and product cost/benefit analysis.
  • Analyze and research actual to budget variances and work closely with the Planning and Analysis Group to identify changes to the plan to be incorporated in the forecasts.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts and record all adjustments needed on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain fixed and intangible asset reporting and depreciation schedules.
  • Calculate and administer royalty payments.
  • Assist with financial and tax audits and correspondence.
  • Work closely with other groups across the company to ensure accuracy of accounting data.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects to research and suggest improvements or additions to accounting and financial policy, processes and procedures to ensure accuracy and efficiency of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Document policies, procedures, and workflow, as needed.
  • Perform other administrative related work, as needed.
  • Assist Accounting Manager and Accounting and Finance Director on special projects, as needed.

 

Required Education/Skills                  

  • A. or B.S. in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years related experience in accounting.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Experience managing month-end closings required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at once while completing quality work on a timely basis.
  • Comfort working with sensitive & confidential information; excellent ethics and judgment.
  • Ability to work independently (with direction) and with a team.
  • Ability to mentor employees to enhance their skills and performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with vendors, customers, and staff.
  • Ability to excel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Expertise with MS Office (Excel intensive).
  • Experience with QuickBooks preferred.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to access, input, and retrieve information from the computer.
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