Financial Accountant

Renaissance Learning Inc
Job Description
About Us: Renaissance is the leader in K-12 learning analytics--enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters--creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. We offer competitive compensation, enviable benefits, and smart, friendly co-workers—all in a relaxed, fun atmosphere where you'll have the opportunity to excel each day.
Renaissance is looking for a skilled Financial Accountant for a dynamic, fast growing software company reporting to the Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting. This position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to be a part of a fast-paced, diverse and hands-on team environment. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of US GAAP, be a self-directed individual with strong motivation and willing to take initiative.
•Prepare financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows accurately  and on a timely basis
•Ensure all transactions are accounted for in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
•General ledger reconciliations, maintain fixed assets, prepare monthly accruals, general ledger analysis, journal entries and chart of account maintenance.
•Drive process improvement of accounting processes, procedures, policies and controls to support the growth of the company.
•Compile and analyze financial information, prepare transactions and reconciliations, document business transactions, and prepare financial reports.
•Assists with the interpretation and implementation of accounting and disclosure standards.
•Interface with department managers on development of budget/forecast and analysis of actual expenditures.
•Support the company's Sarbanes Oxley internal control documentation and compliance initiatives.
•Special projects as assigned

•Associate degree in accounting with relevant experience considered; Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with emphasis in accounting preferred
•Minimum of three years related experience
•Advanced skills in MS Excel
• SQL experience and CPA preferred but not required
•Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills
•Experience with accounting and reporting systems
•Ability to plan, organize, manage and execute tasks or projects in an efficient
 and dependable manner according to business needs and business objectives
•Team player, positive attitude, problem solver
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