Global Educators, Inc
17 New South Street, Suite 301
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
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|Position: Staff Accountant|
Organization: Global Educators
Location: Northampton, MA
Number of Weekly Hours: 40 hours/week, Flexible Schedule
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as right candidate is found
ABOUT US: Who is Global Educators, and why do you want to work with us?
Global Educators is an association of education abroad and purposeful travel organizations that work collaboratively for the mutual benefit of their members and to the overall benefit of their participants. How do we do it?
We collaborate with association members to develop and implement best practices in program quality, risk management procedures, and professional development.
We pool resources to provide higher levels of insurance protection and emergency response time and support.
We guide association members in the application of successful and innovative business practices.
We love people who have a good sense of humor under pressure and who are interested in what we do; a passion for travel and learning is something we all share. We have a great camaraderie and like to both solve problems and celebrate our successes together. And as an added bonus, we’re located in downtown Northampton in a fantastic office space, close to everything. We find what we do exceptionally rewarding. We think you will too.
This position is responsible for thoroughly and accurately maintaining accounts and documentation, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices, for the members of the Global Educators association. The Staff Accountant will also assist the Director of Finance with special projects focused on company growth.
The Staff Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and work daily with a small but powerful team.
Maintain and keep General Ledger current for 7 companies
Month end reconciliations for 7 - 9 companies
Special projects and ad hoc tasks for the Director of Finance
Provide accounting and clerical support to the accounting department
Other tasks as needed
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s in Accounting with 3.0 GPA or higher OR at least 1 year of accounting work experience
Solid understanding of the Accounting Equation & GAAP
Strong attention to detail
Data entry competencies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
You’ll be a GREAT fit if you
Enjoy problem solving and learn quickly
Have a working knowledge of QuickBooks
Possess high-level organizational skills
Have significant experience with Excel
Have experience with complex reconciliations
Work well in teams and with other departments
Have a sense of humor and enjoy your work
COMPANY and TEAM CULTURE: Who are we looking for?
People who are comfortable working with complex systems
People who learn, improve and adapt quickly
People who are not afraid to ask tough questions or streamline systems
People with a strong sense of personal responsibility
Great listeners who love to work with people and build relationships
Goal-oriented people who like working alone as much as they like working with a team
People who are excited about the world, travel, and different cultures
Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds
Ability to continuously stand or walk
Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs, and lift frequently
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
SALARY and BENEFITS
Hourly wage commensurate with experience
Flexible schedule with the ability to work from home occasionally
Company-sponsored health, dental and vision insurance
Medical and Dependent Care Flex-Spending Accounts
401(k) plan after 1 year of employment, with fully-vested company match
IATA Travel Agent status
Paid vacation, sick days, and 12+ Global Educators holidays (including Winter Holiday Break)
Fun, flexible work environment frequented by furry pups
SOUNDS GREAT! How do I apply?
Submit your cover letter, resume, and two professional references via this link: https://global-educators.breezy.hr/p/7e4e380546b5, or if you've already clicked on this link, look for the "Apply to Position" button at either the top or the bottom of this page.
Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
No phone calls, please
Global Educators provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, placement, promotion, salary determination, and all other conditions of employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire.