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Company: NHA Service Center
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description


Join National Heritage Academies (NHA) as a Senior Accountant. This position will report directly to the Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting and will be responsible for working with the Finance and Accounting Department to provide technical support for accounting and tax issues as well as contribute to accurate financial and tax reporting, compliance and related processes. The ideal candidate for this position will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, have 3-5 years relevant experience, a CPA is preferred but not required. Experience with school accounting is a plus. Strong knowledge of financial statements, GAAP accounting rules and ability to research tax and compliance issues is required.

About Us

NHA is a charter school management company that operates 80+ schools in 9 states. We are committed to our mission of “challenging each child to achieve…” and we pride ourselves on our students' ability to achieve high results in later education based on the foundations gained in grades K-8 at NHA.

In this role you will work out of our corporate headquarters (Service Center) located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The NHA Service Center is where all the behind-the-scenes magic happens. Our 400 brilliant team members are brag-worthy. With a diverse group of departments like admissions, talent acquisition, facilities, legal services, and many more working together to provide top level back-office support. The Service Center is a place of bright colors, smiling faces, and opportunity. We like to gather for events such as the fall crocktoberfest cook-off, the sparkling holiday party full of fun and unexplainable excitement, and our annual 5K Service Center fun run.


Your Role
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements including quarterly bank compliance.
  • Contribute to month end close process through journal entry preparation and account analysis including General and Administrative allocation and Food Service allocation.
  • Responsible for assisting in fixed asset tracking and treasury management duties.
  • Responsible for sales and use tax process including research of technical issues, state compliance and coordination with outside agency to process returns.
  • Assist with understanding current accounting standards and have the ability to research and put into practice new accounting pronouncements.
  • Assist with income tax filings and related account reconciliations.
  • Assist with tax abatement process and be responsible for renewals and compliance.
  • Assist with year- end audit and other compliance requirements.
  • Participate in projects related to various aspects of NHA finance department.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, public accounting experience is preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in accounting and tax including knowledge of financial statements, accounting and tax principles and practices.
  • Understanding of GAAP accounting rules and have ability to research, apply concepts and document practices.
  • Ability to research and ensure compliance with various state tax laws and coordinate the related compliance.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to establish facts and develop conclusions
  • Possess ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals from various business units throughout the organization and represent NHA in a professional manner with outside advisors.
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel.

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National Heritage Academies is an equal opportunity employer.


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