Staff Accountant

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Washington DC, United States

Staff Accountant

Job description

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


Great Minds 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 almost 600 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 Staff Accountant will perform a variety of accounting and financial duties, being primary support of the treasury functions. While this position will be assigned core duties, they will be cross-trained in all accounting functions (Month Close, GL work, AP, AR) to enable the back-filling of duties when necessary. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and demonstrated knowledge of technical and operational accounting and finance functions are a must.


  • Bank and credit card reconciliations.
  • Support the treasury/banking function including debt related reporting.
  • Input authorized payment instructions via bank portal.
  • Verify completeness of wire transfer requests.
  • Prepare daily cash position and weekly cash transaction reports.
  • Ensuring all federal, state, local and business registrations are accurately completed and filed timely.
  • Assist Accounting Staff and Management in month end accounting close process.
  • Assist with Billing, Collections, Accounts Payable, Payroll, GL reconciliations.
  • Assist with 1099 preparation.
  • Run Accounts Receivable report weekly.
  • Help maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in an accounting or finance role (internships included).
  • Good knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience with automated 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.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position.