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Company: Charter Schools USA
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Accounting Manager or Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for compiling financial information and performing accounting functions for Charter Schools USA and subsidiaries within established deadlines.


  • Performs bank reconciliations
  • Prepares and posts journal entries
  • Performs balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Create and update Excel worksheets as part of the ledger reconciliations, using advanced Excel features.
  • Generates monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements for several subsidiaries.
  • Work closely with independent auditors during the annual financial audit by providing supporting documentation, providing explanations of transactions and processes, and providing any information requested.
  • Interacts with various departments to obtain current information
  • Reviews financing contracts, lease agreements, and various other documents to ensure that all transactions are recorded correctly and timely.
  • Assists with budget/forecast preparation
  • AD Hoc projects or reporting as needed


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


  1. Related experience in construction, development or real estate industries.
  2. Exposure to GAAP rules.
  3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports company's goals and strategic priorities.
  4. Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
  5. Demonstrates ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  6. Prepares and analyzes complex financial reports, including writing report sections, integrating content, and formatting business documents.
  7. Establishes a set of operating principles and routines; driving projects to completion, while insisting on highest level of quality.
  8. Ability to consistently be at work, to arrive on time, to follow instructions, to respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
  9. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate and implement best practices.
  10. Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; demonstrates high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
  11. Demonstrates excellent oral (including presentations), written, interpersonal (active listening), skills and ability in negotiating and influencing; great phone etiquette.
  12. Good knowledge of company and departmental policies and procedures.
  13. Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements for K-12 schools and charter school law.

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee will encounter:

  • Usual office working conditions.


  • No physical exertion required.
  • Travel within or outside of state.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.

Job is exempt (salary) from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA's policy.

The Charter Schools USA Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or related field. CPA preferred.
  • Up to 5 years related experience.
  • Computer Basics – MS Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Skilled in Excel at the intermediate/advanced level
  • Familiar with Solomon accounting software a plus
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.

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