Senior Accountant- Tax

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Washington DC, United States

Senior Accountant- Tax

Job description

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


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 Sr. Accountant is a vitally important position at Great Minds, which has and will continue to experience both dynamic and rapid growth with our mission to ensure that all students, PK-12, have access to a quality education. At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. We can help teachers help children achieve it.

This role is responsible for cash accounting activities, including, but not limited to, cash flow reporting, bank reconciliations, loan covenant reporting, audit inquiries, and basic banking operations. In addition, this position is responsible for assisting with the timely and accurate filing of federal, state and local tax returns for the Great Minds’ companies. This position will also be responsible for special projects as requested.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor daily cash activities and balances and ensure any unusual items are investigated
  • Prepare daily cash flow reports for senior management and identify and analyze variances
  • Ensure transactions posted to both cash and clearing G/L accounts are reviewed and reconciled in a timely manner
  • Perform bank reconciliations - reconciliation of the bank statement against the G/L and reconciliation of any assigned clearing accounts
  • Interface with the bank directly to clarify adjustments or transactions on the bank statements
  • Administer the disbursement files from various Great Minds’ entities
  • Respond to audit inquiries in a timely manner
  • Prepare covenant reporting
  • Prepare journal entries for review by management
  • Prepare state and local income tax returns and estimated payments for Great Minds
  • Assist with processing of tax returns and estimated payments
  • Assist with estimated tax calculations, cash flow projections and income tax returns
  • Research technical tax issues, compliance issues and tax law changes
  • Keep current on tax law changes by reading daily tax updates and professional publications
  • Perform special projects, research, and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree majoring in accounting
  • 3-7 years of experience in an accounting, treasury or finance environment
  • Minimum 2 years tax experience
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Current work experience with financial and accounting systems (NetSuite, Oracle, Intacct or similar applications)
  • Knowledge of multi-entity accounting systems
  • Knowledge of financial statements and analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, critical thinking, interpersonal, analytical, and lateral thinking skills with attention to detail
  • Strong background in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and rapid growth environment
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently

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.