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Accounting Manager/Financial Analyst

Education Week is looking for an Accounting Manager/Financial Analyst to join our Accounting team.

About Education Week
Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring nearly four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem.

Education Week’s parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education.

Job Summary
The Accounting Manager/Financial Analyst is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the accounting procedures of the company. This includes maintaining the accuracy of the General Ledger as well as the accounts receivable and accounts payable sub-ledgers, ensuring that all entries are made according to policies and procedures as well as GAAP, managing the organization’s cash balances, preparing the company’s financial statements, managing the organization’s annual audit and assisting with budget preparation.

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, manages the general accounting and reporting systems to ensure the organization’s assets are safeguarded
  • Oversees daily operations of the accounting department, including all aspects of General Ledger accounting and financial reporting
  • Is primarily responsible for performing financial statement analysis, monitoring trends, and providing necessary information to the Director of Finance to support recommended actions by management
  • Oversees Senior/Staff Accountant and Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Specialist
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, ensures that all financial reports and techniques are clearly communicated to staff
  • Maintains the integrity of the General Ledger and directs the completion of all monthly accounting activity, culminating in closing the books in a timely manner each month and preparing the financial statements
  • Analyzes and explains budget variances and identifies trends, alerting the Director of Finance to significant deviations from budget
  • Analyzes current and past financial data and performance, preparing reports and projections based on this analysis
  • Oversees the payroll process and ensures the accurate recording of payroll in the General Ledger
  • Oversees the accounts payable process, reviewing and posting AP batches and ensuring vendors are paid accurately and on a timely basis
  • Oversees the accounts receivable and collections process, ensuring the timely distribution of client invoices, monthly review of AR aging reports, and appropriate collection efforts
  • Reviews journal entries prepared by staff
  • Ensures accurate and timely reconciliation of all bank accounts
  • Prepares, reviews, and distributes monthly financial statements
  • Ensures that all entries and balances are properly documented
  • Manage annual financial audit and provide documents and schedules required for Form 990 and 990-T preparation
  • Monitor cash balances closely
  • Prepare and file Personal Property Tax and Sales and Use Tax Returns when required
  • Assist Director of Finance with the organization’s budget

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field and 5+ years’ experience
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of accounting
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current trends in accounting
  • Experience with revenue recognition in the media/publishing industry
  • Strong ability to be attentive to internal service needs, allowing for the Accounting Manager/Financial Analyst to serve as the key role to interact with other departments
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displaying a high level of integrity
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, good time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent supervisory skills, including the proven ability to coach employees, and prioritize their work when required
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with various levels of management and clients
  • Good team player, willingness to assist others and to share expertise
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient in FinancialForce, and good working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies, ability to think strategically about use of new and emerging technologies, and recommend and implement new ways to improve the work of the accounting department
  • Exhibits willingness to try new things, adapts well to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

Benefits and Perks
Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), and an on-site gym. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all individuals to apply. All applications received will be considered on merit.

If you feel comfortable doing so please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!


Advertising Operations Specialist

About Education Week
Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring nearly four decades of experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem.

Education Week’s parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Advertising Operations Manager, The Advertising Operations Specialist serves as a critical component of the Advertising Production team in facilitating the day-to-day execution of advertising campaigns. The Specialist will leverage the technologies that power Education Week’s advertising apparatus to produce digital advertising products which include targeted emails, online display banners, newsletter advertisements, and more. In addition to trafficking advertisements, the specialist will work closely with the sales team and other internal departments, providing valuable guidance on advertising needs, capabilities, and best practices. Working in concert with the Advertising Operations Manager, the Specialist will also develop new products and shape the future of digital advertising at Education Week.

Responsibilities

  • Traffic online banner ads using Google Ads
  • Monitor advertising campaigns and optimize key performance metrics
  • Produce targeted email blasts to subscribers
  • Provide inventory forecasts to sales team for prospective campaigns
  • Troubleshoot ad serving problems and QA advertising materials
  • Report on advertising campaigns
  • Communicate with clients about their campaigns
  • Explain technical specifications to sales team and clients
  • Build audience segments for targeted promotions
  • Serve as tier one support for advertising technologies
  • Ensure compliance with advertising best practice and regulations
  • Schedule promotional efforts for lead generation campaigns
  • Contribute to meeting revenue goals and overall success of the organization

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in marketing, advertising, or web production/development preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of
    • Digital advertising including retargeting, working with third-party tags, and rich media
    • Google Ads or similar ad serving platforms
    • HTML/CSS including for email and responsive design
    • JavaScript
    • Web development and debugging tools
    • Microsoft Office suite
    • Audience segmentation and targeting
  • Ability to quickly adapt to unexpected challenges or changes
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple active projects
  • Proficiency in analyzing, reporting, and improving key metrics and making data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to act on goals and objectives in a technical environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a focus on results
  • Ability to work independently or with limited guidance
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to various levels of management and clients
  • Good team player, willingness to assist others, and to share expertise
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Strong attention to detail without losing sight of deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or other image editing programs
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies, ability to think strategically about use of new and emerging technologies, and recommend and implement new ways to further develop the mission and goals of Education Week

Benefits and Perks
Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401(k), and an on-site gym. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all individuals to apply. All applications received will be considered on merit.

If you feel comfortable doing so please feel free to note which pronouns you use in your application (for example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc.)

Education Week will not be able to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Click HERE to apply!


JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP


Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship

Editorial Projects in Education Inc. (EPE) is pleased to present the Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

The fellowship is meant to honor and reflect the now-retired Gregory M. Chronister, who helped lead Education Week as executive editor for 11 years, and as managing editor, associate editor, and Commentary editor for 21 years before that. Greg was known for his commitment to producing balanced, thorough, high-quality reporting that could improve American education, and for his keen eye on journalistic detail and big-picture context.

The kindness and humanity that Greg showed his colleagues in the workplace have deeply informed Education Week’s journalism, which combines independent, incisive coverage with a belief in the critical importance of a civil discourse around highly contested issues of pre-K-12 policy and practice.

The Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship is taking a hiatus this year. Please check back in early 2021 for information on the fellowship.