• United States Of America, Usa

Job Description:

Supervisor General Accounting - ( 1911426 )

At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether its one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better By pushing the boundaries of technology and each other to surpass these boundaries we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small

Pearsons Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12 It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus In 2017, it will deliver online learning to over 400,000 students in the US and 48 countries The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a Best Place to Work by Baltimore magazine Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Position Summary

The Assistant Director of School Financial Services is responsible for managing the accounting and financial services for a portfolio of Connections partnering charter school customers This position will oversee the performance of regional financial representatives and their working teams, ensuring the accuracy of school financial reporting and the timely completion of financial deliverables This position will play a key role in advising internal business owners on school finance matters and communicating with external board members and/or school representatives as required Occasional travel may be required

Primary Responsibilities

Direct the monthly close, general ledger and financial reporting functions for all department partnering charter school customers This includes ensuring appropriate controls and procedures for these functions are designed and implemented properly

Direct the preparation and distribution of the monthly board financial packages for all department partnering charter schools This includes conducting a monthly review and approval of financial statements and forecasts prepared by the school accounting and financial services teams

Support internal business owners (ie State Relations representatives) with preparing and presenting financial information that will be used to drive business decisions

Ensure all department financial documents and presentations to board members are delivered with the highest level of quality and accuracy

Responsible for liaising with Finance to establish the timeline of monthly deliverables and other reporting requirements and ensure expectations are met both timely and accurately

Identify emerging financial risks and opportunities for all partnering charter school customers and present them timely to department leader

Direct team initiatives to improve automated systems over financial forecasting and reporting

Oversee the establishment and achievement of performance goals for the (senior) managers of accounting and financial services and their teams

Ensure school annual financial statement audits and other school audits are completed timely with favorable results

Responsible for monitoring fiscal compliance over federal programs in accordance with federal regulations

Responsible for reviewing key agreements and contracts to ensure compliance with all financial terms and that related transactions are recorded appropriately

Direct team to ensure the timely and accurate submission of all state, federal, and authorizer financial reporting requirements This includes managing the fulfillment of special financial request made by such agencies

Ensure all tax filings are prepared and filed timely

Lead or participate in special projects and process improvement initiatives as assigned

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations

The following equipment will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee

Laptop and phone


The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home

2 nd monitor (required)

Mouse (required)

Keyboard (required)


Bachelors degree in accounting or related field CPA required

Minimum of 9 years of related experience including 5 years of supervisory experience

Minimum of 5 years experience in the not-for-profit (501(c)3) or education industry

Minimum of 9 years experience providing accounting and/or auditing services

Demonstrate experience with developing internal controls, project management and process improvement

Strong and practical working knowledge of accounting theory and practices particularly related to not-for-profit and fund accounting

Proficiency utilizing accounting software, such as Great Plains and Management Reporter

Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office products including advanced knowledge of Excel

Key Capabilities

Customer Centric Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes

Delivering Financial Results A strong track record of delivering against budgets and commitments

Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate

Building a strong team - Creates strong morale and inclusive spirit within team, Proactively addresses team performance and communication challenges and blends new people into teams when needed Has a track record of hiring and quickly and effectively onboarding great talent Demonstrated success developing and promoting talent

Key Behaviors

Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support

Takes personal responsibility Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates ownership regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Cost Accounting/ ICWA
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 14th Apr 2020

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