We are seeking a highly motivated and pro-active Staff Accountant to join our close knit accounting team and support our growing organization. As a Staff Accountant, you will use your astute accounting knowledge to impact our business through posting journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed asset tracking, as well as getting involved with inventory and annual audit support. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for processing payroll (via ADP) and managing updates to our payroll system. You’ll be working in conjunction with the Accounting Manager and Sr. Accountant in the preparation, review and maintenance of accounting information for the company. Using your keen understanding of accounting ‘best practice’ you’ll be actively participating in the development of our processes and controls.
Our ideal candidate is a team player who enjoys improving processes, is energized by meeting quick turnaround times, can effectively balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and is highly detailed-oriented.
What you’ll do:
Assist with monthly G/L closings including preparing and entering journal entries
Prepare and maintain all assigned G/L account reconciliations
Prepare and manage bi-weekly payroll processing and associated journal entries
Support the Accounting team with payroll system updates and improvements
Manage accounting and related administration for all company royalty relationships including advances, obligations, income, and reporting
Maintain the fixed asset ledger, review monthly G/L detail in order to identify new assets and prepare monthly depreciation journal entries
Responsible for all company filings including annual state filings and quarterly/annual Census filings
Support Accounting Manager and Accounting Department on special projects and reports, including analysis as needed
What you’ll need:
BS in Accounting, Finance or related fields
3+ years of general accounting experience that includes General Ledger accounting, experience with month end close, journal entries and reconciliations
Prior experience managing and processing payroll as well as knowledge of payroll systems, and withholding and procedures (ADP a strong plus)
Good communication skills; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
High level of comfortability with ERP systems (knowledge of Great Plains a strong plus)
Strong PC skills, with a deep understanding of Microsoft Office and advanced Excel skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to details and the ability to meet assigned deadlines
Enjoys being part of a collaborative team and delivering end-to-end solutions
Why join us?
We at Vista Higher Learning are proud to say that we’re not just another publisher. We’re the leading specialized language publisher for U.S. and Canadian higher education and secondary school markets whose first-hand knowledge of languages and diverse cultures sets us apart from other publishers. We’re passionate about developing educational materials that incorporate authenticity and culture. We bring a fresh new approach to teaching languages by integrating technology, design, content, and pedagogy to make learning easier, more practical, and more rewarding. With current programs in Spanish, French, Italian and German Vista Higher Learning is committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures.
Our benefits package includes life/health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, PTO and paid holidays. Plus we offer all sorts of fun office perks such as monthly chair massages, company lunches, onsite cardio and strength training classes and much more!
Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, and/or protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.
About Vista Higher Learning
We are world-travelers, educators, editors, linguists and, technology enthusiasts. We’re explorers, innovators, thinkers, life-long learners and, creators. We’re a team of intellectually curious, seriously passionate, culturally minded individuals dedicated to building highly engaging and authentic print and digital language products that foster an appreciation for world languages and cultures, both in and out of the classroom.
We are a diverse team of language specialists, technology experts, client and customer advocates, developers, designers, experienced photo and media researchers, marketing aficionados, product gurus and project Sherpas. Together, we work hard, we brainstorm, we share experiences, and we inspire each other. Together, we collaborate and innovate. Together, we push boundaries, we try new things, we tackle tough problems and develop solutions, we challenge each other and we have fun. Together, we’re transforming the world of language education and redefining what it means to learn.
We are Vista Higher Learning - and we believe in the power of language learning and the impact that language, education and culture have on the future. Join our innovative team and discover what we can achieve together!