Staff Accountant

Location: New York, NY

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Staff Accountant

Knewton is looking for a Staff Accountant to assist with G/L management and the daily operations of the finance team.   You'll be joining an elite team that is building the world’s most powerful Adaptive Learning Platform in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.

To be a competitive candidate, you will have graduated with an undergraduate degree from a competitive school—with a competitive GPA.  If this is not your background, please be prepared to offer a compelling counter-story.   Our ideal candidate is as comfortable crunching numbers as applying GAAP principles, since this role bridges full-cycle accounting and FP&A.   Candidates should have an analytical mindset, be a whiz in Excel and have strong accounting work experience.

If you’re someone who loves accounting but is looking for a more challenging role that includes some financial planning and analysis, tell us why you’d be a great fit for Knewton in your thoughtful cover letter.



  • Account for all revenue and expenses on a GAAP basis
  • Maintain accounting schedules and month-end reports
  • Own accounts payable and receivable processes from end-to-end
  • Support expense management and employee reimbursements
  • Assist with year-end audit and long-term projects
  • Administrative duties as needed


  • BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • 1-2 years of general accounting experience
  • CPA and/or Big 4 accounting firm experience preferred


  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • High comfort level with Excel (eg, sumproduct functions, pivot tables)
  • Prior experience with QuickBooks preferred
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