Senior Staff Accountant

Tierra Encantada
12 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Tierra Encantada is the leader in Spanish immersion early education??. We have corporate and franchise centers and are expanding through regional and national growth. We are proud to be the 6th fastest growing private company in Minnesota and have around 175 employees.

This newly created position owns accounts receivable and assists with accounts payable for our childcare entities. This position is best suited for someone that excels in a fast–paced, results–oriented, start–up environment and is interested in a long–term career at a company with significant opportunities for advancement.


  • Complete journal entries, month end accruals, reconcile general ledger/balance sheet/bank accounts, payroll journal entries (reports provided by HR), and reconcile intercompany balances monthly
  • Prepare on–time, accurate monthly financial statements for multiple entities (balance sheet, profit and loss, etc.) and consolidate subsidiaries under parent entity for consolidated financial statements within 10 days of month–end
  • Maintain fixed asset schedules and complete depreciation entries
  • Ensure AR/AP is always kept up to date (complete/assist with payment processing, vendor/client new entries, pay bills, print checks, upload backup to QuickBooks, fill–in when AR/AP Specialist out of office, etc.)
  • Monitor corporate credit cards and bank accounts and investigate any concerns
  • Collect and upload documentation from vendors (W9, insurance, lien waivers, etc.)
  • Complete annual filings and returns (issue 1099s, complete annual sales/use tax returns, and pay S corp taxes)
  • Process year–end accounting functions for multiple entities – provide timely financials to outsourced tax CPA so that CPA may complete tax returns within 6 weeks of year–end and make any entries CPA indicates are required, provide annual financial statements, and coordinate year–end audit (outsourced to CPA firm) for one entity
  • Communicate effectively with vendors and/or clients when Purchasing/AR/AP need assistance or are not available
  • Identify necessary processes and complete process documentation
  • Participate in budget development and ensure adherence to developed budgets
  • Work independently to manage timing and action plans for completing department functions and preparing correspondence, reports and other documents ahead of need
  • Able to handle confidential information in professional manner and has strong understanding of the requirement of discretion inherent in the position
  • Miscellaneous projects as assigned


  • Specific characteristics and background we are looking for are:
  • Bachelor's in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 3–5 years of experience
  • CPA – or ability to achieve within 3 months of hire
  • Strong bookkeeping skills in QuickBooks (QBO)
  • Prefer experience with multiple entities, consolidated financials, intercompany transactions, and real estate
  • Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc)
  • Flexible, organized, and able to accurately work under time constraints and deadlines while ensuring the "nitty–gritty" is always correct
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and display sound judgement
  • Strong work ethic and a sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes
  • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives
  • Valid driver's license

Compensation & Benefits

  • $65,000 – $75,000 depending on experience
  • Discounted childcare and waitlist priority for enrollment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off and paid parental leave
  • Retirement plan – 401(k) with employer match
  • Company paid training & professional development
  • Employee–focused events (family picnic, holiday party, trivia lunches, etc)
  • Casual work environment
  • Corporate office amenities (Gym, Wellness/Nursing Room, Coffee & Espresso Bar, Marketing Studio, etc.)

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