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Regional Assistant Controller – US East and Canada

ISP USA and Canada
, United Kingdom
Date Added: Jun 13, 2024

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Regional Assistant Controller US East and Canada

REPORTS TO:                     Regional Controller, US East & Canada

STATUS:                              Exempt/Salaried

DIRECT REPORTS:           No

LOCATION:                       Remote – Pembroke Pines, FL or Miami Area

SALARY:                             $125-135k USD (commensurate with education and experience)


Purpose of Role


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


The RAC will be an experienced accounting transactional and reporting professional; they will be able to coach school-level controllers executing and supporting day-to-day accounting tasks and reporting cycles such as A/P processes, revenue recognition, cash reconciliation, collections, asset accounting, month-end closing activities and system transition according to established policies and procedures in an efficient, timely and accurate manner.


To be successful in this role the RAC should display a strong sense of ownership and be fully committed to ensuring accuracy of financial data and providing accounting and finance support to the regional finance and school-level finance teams. In addition, this individual is team-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

Regular travel is required throughout the US and Canada region up to 15%.


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 in personal and professional development and school improvement.


Key Responsibilities


Regional Office transactional accounting

  • Full accounting responsibilities for 2 small entities (Regional Office).
  • Supporting full monthly cycle close: Journal Entries, Fixed Assets, Cash reconciliations.
  • Provision & Payments for regional office (A/P), including Intercompany transactions.
  • Coordination with other ISP finance teams and Central Finance team as needed.
  • Coordination with Regional Office external suppliers to support the A/P process.
  • Balance sheet review and reconciliation for regional office companies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supporting regional coordination, in partnership with the Regional Controller

  • Reviewing, challenging, guiding all schools Balance sheets recons prepared by school controllers.
  • Analyzing and summarizing financial statements and trends, review with Regional Controller.
  • Ensuring timely reporting of statutory and financial results by established deadlines.
  • A/R ageing and control: coordination with & guidance for all school controllers.
  • Cash collections reporting: consolidation of school deliverables, review with Regional Controller to submit the Region’s deliverable to Central Finance.
  • Intercompany reconciliation & cash funding within the region, coordination of cash repatriation with Regional Tax Manager and Group Treasury.
  • Fixed Asset management: provide guidance on booking per Group policies and coordinate with FP&A function as needed.
  • Providing guidance and coaching for efficient systems use (NetSuite), Internal controls and school process improvement.

Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Project based responsibilities, in partnership with the Regional Controller
  • When new schools are acquired, supporting onboarding hands on, leading change management.
  • Assisting with systems changes, coordinating with all schools, guiding data cleansing for systems transition.
  • Supporting and participating in yearly external Audits for schools in scope.
  • Assist on ad-hoc projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Requirements


  • 5+ years of accounting experience in fast-paced matrix environment or start-up
  • 3+ years’ controlling experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience in accounting.
  • Experience working in a global/multinational corporation (multi-entity)
  • 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.
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards, and compliance requirements.
  • Advanced skills MS Office, especially Excel including Vlookups and pivot tables.
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software systems – i.e., Netchex, etc.
  • Ability to learn and operate computerized accounting programs.
  • High degree of confidentiality related to sensitive information.
  • Excellent aptitude for numbers and quantitative 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 and 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.
  • Work in a matrix environment.
  • Proven track record in the ability to meet hard deadlines.

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 postholders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.


ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.


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