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Zovio Accountant III in United States

Position Summary:

The Accountant III position is a full-time temporary employment opportunity. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accountant III will process daily financial activity, prepare journal entries, reconcile general ledger and bank accounts and assist with the preparation and analysis of financial statements. In this role, the Accountant III will be responsible for ensuring that proper internal controls are enforced so that all financial transactions are properly classified and recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Duties will also include assistance with financial and SOX audits. Additional duties will include ad hoc reporting and analysis as required.

The successful candidate will help support the company’s accounting and reporting policies, play a key role in maintain the company’s accounting records, participating in system implementations/process improvements and assist in the planning and analytical support for the company’s operation units.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Reconciliations of divisional level accounts, including detailed bank reconciliations, and other asset and liability accounts.

  • Playing a key role in the month-end closing process including the preparation of journal entries and analysis of financial statements.

  • Assisting with the creation of desk-procedures for the general accounting department.

  • Providing analytical support to the company’s operating units.

  • Posting of daily bank transactions to the general ledger.

  • Review documents such as contracts and invoices, in order to properly maintain amortization schedules for balance sheet accounts.

  • Create and maintain capital lease schedules.

  • Assisting in maintain the company’s financial reporting system; participating in system implementations/upgrades and process improvements, as necessary.

  • Understand GAAP and can interpret and apply basic GAAP concepts at the transactional level.

  • Ensuring SOX controls and procedures are followed.

Minimum Requirements :

  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Solid understanding of financial processes/systems; adept at implementing initiatives to reduce costs or improve efficiency.

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word.

  • Strong computer and financial system skills.

  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic; able to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and provide quality output with minimal supervision/direction.

  • Detail oriented, analytical thinker who also understands the big picture and can identify and act on issues before they become problems.

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of recent public accounting firm experience preferred.

  • Experienced in general ledger system – GreatPlains preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Zovio is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. Zovio leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.

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We are ambitious individuals coming together to create bold solutions for a brighter future. We put our people first, and value different ways of thinking.

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We challenge the traditional way of thinking.

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