Kaplan, Inc.

Job Overview

Company: Kaplan, Inc.
Location: Alpharetta
Base Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Education - Teaching - Administration
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Accounting
Req'd Education: 4 Year Degree
Req'd Experience: None
Req'd Travel: Not Specified
Relocation Covered: No
Ref ID: 25111BRCBP

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Job Title: Staff Accountant

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Company Overview

Kaplan, Inc. is the largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, cable television systems, and online, print and local TV news. Operating in more than 140 countries, Kaplan's mission is to help individuals achieve their education and career goals.

Kaplan has several areas of focus. Its higher education programs—certificate, undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees―are offered online and at campus locations across the U.S., Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Its Pathways programs help international students wishing to study at Western universities, and Kaplan is among the world’s largest providers of immersion English-language training.

Additionally, Kaplan offers a broad range of test preparation and assessment services at the K-12, high school, college, and graduate school levels as well as for professional licensure exams. It also offers continuing professional education programs in such areas as financial services, accountancy, and insurance, in the U.S. and globally.

Job Description

Position Summary

Staff Accountants are responsible for the accurate recording of financial transactions in accordance with GAAP, relating but not limited to revenue recognition and period expenses; month-end close procedures; reconciliation of general ledger accounts; compilation and analysis of financial information/statements; and maintenance of subsidiary ledgers though interaction with field personnel.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze revenue reports for accuracy in accordance with GAAP
  • Interact with field personnel to ensure subsidiary ledger and financial statement accuracy through assistance with standard inquiries and month-end close processes
  • Financial statement review including detailed variance analysis of profit and loss and balance sheet statements
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and investigate/resolve reconciling items
  • Preparation and posting of standard/adjusting journal entries
  • Ensure proper internal controls are maintained for corporate/field financial processes
  • Complete Fixed Asset and SOX audits as necessary
  • Complete special projects as assigned by management
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Accounting
  • < 1 year related experience
  • Experience in Accounting
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Intermediate Excel skills required
  • Professional, well-polished verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality.

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