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Staff Accountant

Company: Green Dot Public Schools
Location: Stratford
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Please note: Green Dot's operations are closed for Winter Break until January 3, 2022. We welcome applications during this time, but please note that we will not be able to respond until the first week of January. Happy holidays!

OPPORTUNITY
Green Dot is growing. We opened a new region in Texas this year and plan to continue growing regionally and nationally over the next 5 years. This role is an opportunity for a passionate Accountant to learn and grow alongside us. Green Dot National is a mid-sized organization, processing revenue from public grants, bonds, and philanthropy for 6 separate entities and 60 cost centers in 3 states. We also build and own many of our school buildings, which adds a real estate development component to our accounting work.

The Accounting team plays a key role in the organization. You will report to the Assistant Controller and be joining a 5-person team that is a part of a highly collaborative 27-person Finance and Accounting department. We are looking for candidates with strong foundational accounting skills. Our team will provide training for you to become an expert in school accounting. Your work will be critical to informing decision-making, facilitating oversight and compliance, and training school-based staff.

This role is currently remote, with the option to work from our Downtown Los Angeles office, if you prefer. We are only able to hire staff who reside in California.

Benefits include:
Medical, dental, and vision, including a free plan option for employee and all dependants
12 holidays and 15 PTO days (increases to 20 days after 3 years, 25 after 6), plus additional paid office closures for Spring and Winter breaks
401k that vests immediately and includes 4% company match, after 1 year of employment
Healthcare and dependant Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Life and disability insurance
Maternity and paternity leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare bank entries to support a cluster of schools and regional offices, including weekly deposits
Prepare journal entries to record revenue and expense accruals
Prepare invoices for accounts receivable and see through collection
Guarantee successful and timely month-end close by meeting daily deadlines
Analyze financial data, trends, and budget vs. actuals
Review transaction reports and financials and discuss with Accounting and Finance teams
Prepare schedules and organize documentation in preparation for audit visits
Build relationships with school site and central office staff
Contribute to the development of a strong Finance & Accounting department that reflects operational best practices
Special projects and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, have completed significant coursework in Accounting, or have 1-3 years of Accounting work experience
Strong Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot, VLookup, Index/Match, etc.)
Need to pass a TB test and Dept. of Justice background check at time of offer
A plus:
Being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or on-track for the certification
Experience in education, non-profits, and/or government

Skills and Attributes
As an ideal candidate, a majority of the following attributes describe you:
Have a deep commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve
Have a high level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals
Have a strong sense of integrity and ethics
Have excellent organization and prioritization
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Be detail oriented, efficient, and accurate
Be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
Be able to build relationships with external stakeholders

Keywords: Green Dot Public Schools, Visalia , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Stratford, California

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