• Accounting & Finance
  • Washington , United States


Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing DC-based organization developing world-class curricula for Grades PK–12, is seeking a Controller to join our mission-driven team of professionals. 


Company Profile
At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences.

In 2010, Great Minds published the Common Core Curriculum Maps for English Language Arts. This success was followed by being awarded three contracts to develop a PK–12 math curriculum for the New York State Education Department. Great Minds owns this curriculum, which is now widely used throughout the United States and known as Eureka Math
The Great Minds business model has moved from grant and contract solicitation to direct revenue generation over the last three years. This model shift has produced consistent 20+% revenue growth year over year, in large part due to the success of Eureka Math. Great Minds’ recent release of Wit & Wisdom, their K–8 ELA curriculum, has already gained early adoption in the marketplace. With the imminent publication of core curricula in additional subjects, the company’s business model continues to evolve to sustain its steady and rapid growth.

Great Minds presently employs more than 200 people.

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Job Description
The Controller reports to the Director of Accounting and Finance. The Controller’s primary responsibility is to provide GAAP financial information that is both insightful and actionable, and that enables the CEO and COO to make effective decisions to operate the business and improve business performance. 

This highly visible role demands extensive customer service skills and a high level of professionalism. The ideal candidate enjoys thriving in a team-based, challenging, and fast-paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multitasking are the norm. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are a must to succeed in this role. 
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 



  • Maintain the company’s system of accounts and keep books and records up to date on all company transactions and assets in compliance with applicable accounting principles and company policy.
  • Lead and manage the accounting team that includes AP/AR, Payroll, Collections, and General Ledger. Manage month-end close; produce accurate, timely financial reports.
  • Support the FP&A team on the annual budgeting process and on reporting financial results to Senior Management.
  • Ensure that current accounting policies are optimal for the Great Minds business model.
  • Ensure the proper internal controls are in place to protect assets, prevent material misstatements, and prevent fraud and waste.
  • Manage ERP system (Intaact).
  • Work across departments to provide accounting support to internal constituents.
  • Work with external auditors to ensure timely audits are completed efficiently.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Continually look for ways to make the financial functions more efficient.
  • Ensure compliance with tax and other regulatory requirements.



Required Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in accounting, finance, or business administration—or equivalent experience
  • Current or recently inactive CPA
  • 10+ years of accounting-related work experience in a private-sector company
  • 5+ years of experience directly managing the accounting function
  • Strong knowledge of US accounting standards and technical accounting concepts
  • Direct experience in ERP systems Passion for understanding the connections between accounting, finance, and successful business management


Preferred Skills


  • Knowledge of Intaact
  • Experience building a strong accounting team
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented multitasker who can thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Active participant in the accounting processes as well as a manager; a “player-coach”
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • “Take Charge” attitude with customer focus
  • Experience managing inventory and consignment businesses





  • Full-time position
  • Located in Washington, DC, near the Navy Yard Metro
  • Excellent benefits package  



Please apply on our Careers page: If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.