AR Associate

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Washington DC, United States

AR Associate

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced AR Associate.


Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 900 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

The AR Associate, a position that reports to the Accounts Receivable Manager, will utilize their prior hands-on accounting experience and will have an in-depth understanding of accounting principles. This position will be responsible for the billing of customers, the collection and application of cash receipts, the follow-up on any discrepancies or customer concerns. Work on open cases from Customer Support. Assist in with areas of the AR team as needed.


  • Generates customer statements and accounting reports.
  • Researches cash receipts, coding and posting of receipts.
  • Checks the data input into the accounting system to ensure accuracy of final bill sent to the customer.
  • Converts, prepares, reviews and delivers invoices to customers in a timely manner
  • Involved in the collection process.
  • Work to improve collection efficiency.
  • Documenting and monitoring internal controls in support of accounting team.
  • Assist with complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments.
  • Utilizes computerized Microsoft software programs (Excel, Outlook, and Word) to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with other Great Minds departments to resolve issues, questions about charges, credits and Purchase Orders.


  • At least 2-5 years of experience in for G/L entries, customer invoicing, cash receipts applications, and customer statement generation.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting.
  • Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Current work experience with financial and accounting systems (Intacct or similar applications).
  • Strong attention to detail, proficient at establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Capability to work in fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Ability to work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members.
  • Professional, punctual, dependable, reliable, with a desire to learn.
  • Strong Communication and collections skills as well as a good team player.


  • Full-time
  • Salary based on experience.

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.