Home > Wisconsin jobs > Wisconsin accounting/financial

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:09 AM


Senior Accountant

School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey?

The Senior Accountant will assist the Accounting Manager in preparation of the financial statements and ensure accuracy of financial records. The organization is looking for an individual with strong analytical, communication and teamwork skills and experience working in a fast changing environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated professional that wants to be part of a winning team. We give you the opportunity to work at a company where you can contribute, grow, and make your own path to success. The rest is up to you.

Summary of Primary Responsibilities

Assist with preparing and reviewing the monthly reporting package for the Board of Directors

Assist with the preparation of the Form 10Q’s and 10K

Prepare the monthly, quarterly and year-end financial closing process effectively and efficiently

Assist with managing the day to day accounting functions including reconciliations, journal entries and invoice approval

Consolidate and prepare financial statements and assist with internal control processes

Assist with the quarterly reviews and annual audit

Participate in accounting and department projects as requested

Assist with managing the Accounts Payable and Receivable functions, ensuring timeliness and accuracy

Identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies for Accounting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes

Exercise care within work environment to prevent injuries. Support and follow all company safety policies and procedures

Change is part of our daily routine, which means you have the chance to leverage your creativity and imagination every day. You’ll be encouraged to push the envelope, to lead through action, and to innovate regardless of your role. We’re shooting for nothing short of greatness. These aren’t just words, this is how we work. Are you up for it?

Minimum Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

2+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance

We’re determined to positively impact the future, one child at a time. If you share our passion, we need to talk.


Must have a sharp sense of top priorities for the business, high motivation, personal accountability, coaching skills and effective listening skills.

Quickly learn and understand multiple job functions

Ability to resolve issues/conflicts in a timely manner

Aggressive self-starter with the ability to work independently on projects with little direction

Detail oriented with strong problem solving and organizational skills

Consolidation experience and experience in Financial Reporting

Experience in corporate accounting environment a plus

Imagine what we could do together.

Core Competencies

Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Business Insight – Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Plans and Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace.

All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

• Location: Appleton / Oshkosh / FDL

• Post ID: 30105577 wisconsin is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2018