Job Posting: Asst Accountant, CAPA International Education

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Sep 19, 2009 / 0 comments

Job Position Opening- Assistant Accountant

Company Overview

CAPA International Education is an established leader in the development
and administration of quality international education programs. For over
35 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the
country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and
integrated services designed to support all aspects of international
education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise and
demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a
growing number of US institutions of higher learning.   CAPA
International Education is headquartered in Boston and operates centers
in London, Florence, Madrid, Sydney, and Beijing.

Job Description


The primary area of responsibility is to assist the Financial Controller
in achieving accurate and timely accounting information, sound financial
controls and financial process improvements. However, the role will also
incorporate elements of office management and human resources.


*  The Assistant Accountant reports directly to the Financial Controller
  with a dotted line to the Vice President of Institutional Relations.
*  The Assistant Accountant is responsible for operating within the
  limits of the policies and procedures of CAPA.

 Skill and experience

*  Previous experience in a management accounting role
*  Demonstrate sound management accounting skills
*  The ability to work to deadlines, and adapt a flexible approach to
  meet the needs of the business
*  Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
*  Knowledge of payroll
*  Previous experience in the production of bank reconciliations
*  Customer Services both internal and external
*  Ideally experience of College bursary functions


*  Ideally part-qualified working towards a professional accountancy
*  Previous experience of an accounting package such as QuickBooks, Sage
*  Minimum Bachelors degree

 Personal Attributes

*  Professional, credible and highly motivated
*  Articulate and self confident
*  Demonstrates influencing skills
*  Patient and customer focused, confident, respectful, and empathic
*  Attention to detail
*  Enthusiastic and self motivated
*  The ability to work on one’s own initiative


 Bookkeeping and accounting

*  Sales ledger, invoice production and credit control.
*  Student financial aid liaison
*  Purchase ledger, input and payment ensuring appropriate authorisation
*  Banking deposits and monthly reconciliations
*  Balance sheet reconciliations
*  Expense claim management
*  Credit card processing and recording
*  Housing deposit management
*  Assisting the Financial Controller in the production of monthly
  management accounts
*  Work alongside the Financial Controller in the production of
  spreadsheets to support the management team and aid business
*  Provide support on an ad hoc basis to both the Financial Controller
  and the Vice President of Institutional Relations on a wide variety
  of projects as and when required

 Office Management

*  Collection and distribution of post
*  Liaison for IT
*  Petty cash and stamp inventory and management
*  Ordering office supplies
*  Liaison for student and general insurance
*  Contract production

 Human Resources

*  Maintain PTO records
*  Time sheet collection
*  Payroll processing as appropriate
*  Liaison for government filing requests
*  Administration of company benefits


CAPA International Education offers a competitive salary and
comprehensive benefit package including: medical/dental insurance,
generous 401k plan, paid time off, and travel subsidy.

Salary to commensurate with experience.

CAPA International Education and is an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary
requirements to: jobs[at] .