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Staff Accountant

Company: Green Dot Public Schools
Location: Stratford
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

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. Location : This role is currently remote, with the option to work from our Downtown Los Angeles office, if you prefer. However, relative proximity to the Los Angeles metro area is preferred (i.e. within 2 hours driving distance). We are only able to hire staff who are residents of California when they start the role. 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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