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Regional Accounting Specialist - US & CA

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ISP USA and Canada
Miami, FL, United States
Date Added: Nov 10, 2022

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Regional Accounting Specialist – US & CA


REPORTS TO:                Regional Director of Finance, US & CA
STATUS:                          Exempt/Salaried
DIRECT REPORTS:
      No
LOCATION:                    Remote – US or CA



Due to the continued growth within the USA and Canada Region of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) we are looking for inspiring individuals who want to join us on this journey and become part of our regional Finance team.


Purpose of Role

We are looking for a detail-oriented Accounting Specialist to join our ISP US & Canada regional finance team. Under the direction of the Regional Director of Finance, US & CA, the Accounting Specialist will support the regional finance team members to include – Regional Controller and Regional Head of FP&A with various aspects of our accounting and reporting processes, and drive delivery of process improvement initiatives. 

The Accounting Specialist will be somewhat of a “generalist” executing ad supporting day-to-day accounting tasks such as financial activities to include but not limited to Accounting duties and reconciliations, FP&A support, participating in a Procurement Initiative, and System transition support according to established policies and procedures in an efficient, timely and accurate manner. 

The Accounting Specialist displays a strong sense of ownership and is fully committed to ensuring accuracy of financial data and providing accounting and finance support to the regional finance team. In addition, this individual is team-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

Remote position. Regular travel is required throughout the US and Canada region.


ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

 

Key Responsibilities

Accounting:

  • Accounts payable for the regional office
  • Intercompany transaction booking
  • Bank upload and bank reconciliations
  • Monthly closing tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

FP&A:

  • Collection and reporting of KPI data into designated system/software
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and report updates
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Procurement Initiative:

  • Assist with data collection and follow-up on calculations
  • Provide support in driving actions with schools such as – data gathering and investigating
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Systems Transition:

  • Assist schools and our central systems team in rollout of ISAMS and billing module
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Experience and Requirements

  • 3+ years of accounting experience at fast-paced and/or complex company or recent graduate with a strong internship track record
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Accounting.
  • Solid understanding of corporate accounting concepts, internal controls and operational efficiency.
  • Demonstrated history of solving multiple complex operational and accounting challenges.
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and articulate financial information appropriately based on audience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly detailed-oriented, known for accuracy and high-quality work.
  • Critical thinking skills, naturally inquisitive, ability to spot issues and bring resolution.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to pivot and reprioritize.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the ethos of the education industry.
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards, and compliance requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to learn and operate computerized accounting programs
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Consistently interacts positively with internal and external customers
  • Ability to sit at a desk in front of a computer for extended periods of time
  • Prior school or education industry accounting experience is a plus

 

ISP Leadership Competences

Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximize opportunities.

Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback, supporting others in their continual learning, development, and growth.

Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.

Outcome-Driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.

 

E-Verify Participation:
ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

 

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

 

 

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