Assistant Controller

| Chicago
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Who WE Are

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools. Our two main focuses are to give students the best quality instructors and get them ready for the world of the future and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities, irrespective of zip codes. We are the new way to classroom!

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary and Bonus Potential 
  • Unlimited PTO & 12 Company Paid Holidays  
  • Strong High-Performance Based Culture with High Growth Potential
  • Team Focused Culture – Team Events, Outings, Happy Hours & Recognition 
  • Full Benefits – Medical, Dental & Vision / 401k Plan
  • Our Team of Elevaters are: Problem Solvers, Passionate, Motivated, Thirsty for Knowledge & Mission Driven

What YOU Will Be Doing – Assistant Controller 

We are seeking an Assistant Controller to represent the interest of Elevate K12 shareholders and act as the economic conscience of the company.  Will share responsibility for accounting activities and is dedicated to ensure generally accepted accounting principles and procedures are adhered.  Will develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. Will lead Sr. Staff Accountant, AR/AP Coordinator, and is responsible for managing team to ensure work is properly allocated and completed in a timely/accurate manner. 

We have an incredible mission, team and brand at Elevate K-12, and we’re getting better everyday. We have achieved an extraordinary product/market fit and have entered an exponential growth stage of the company. If all of this sounds exciting to YOU – We want to hear from YOU! 


  • Monitors and analyzes team for more efficient procedures and use of resources with a high level of accuracy
  • Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes to align with company goals 
  • Provides development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance department workflow 
  • Provides leadership, employee relations support and training to new and existing team members
  • Collaborates with other department managers to support overall department goals and objectives
  • Guides and leads all general ledger entries by maintaining records and files
  • Guides and leads monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed assets depreciation and recording of adjusting and reclassification of journal entries, if necessary
  • Performs general accounts analysis and reconciliations on a quarterly basis
  • Supports and leads accounting functions; financial reporting, audits and tax compliance and transaction processing
  • Participates and leads annual audits and quarterly reviews done by internal and external auditors
  • Supports and leads accounts receivable collections and reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly closings and accounting reports; Balance sheets, Income statements and P&L Statements
  • Complies with US GAAP requirements, communicates the changes and/or the findings to direct reports
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Prepares and files monthly / quarterly tax remittances as well as government surveys
  • Supports all cash activities within the company
  • Prepares monthly / quarterly / yearly financial reporting; Income statements, Balance sheets, Cash flow statements

Who YOU Are – Assistant Controller 

  • 5+ years of experience as an Accounting Manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance / CPA Preferred but not required
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, strong creative ability in problem solving
  • Strong judgment skills with decision making ability; highly self-motivated & able to function with limited supervision
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP
  • Working knowledge of relevant software tools (MS Office, Netsuite)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in professional accounting skills; keeps current with developments and trends
  • Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in fast-paced, dynamic environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong project management & organization skills – Ability to prioritize & meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Displays a high level of curiosity and engagement and translates it into new approaches to solutions

Why JOIN OUR Story 

Elevate K-12 is tasked with an important mission: change the way K-12 classrooms and teaching work. Our organization is a radically open-minded company that is scaling fast. We are a team focused on high performance, dynamism and embodying a collaborative culture at all levels. Our teammates are able to have open, honest discussions that drive us toward our mission. Elevate K-12 is in a stage of hyper growth that will continue to open up new challenges and opportunities for our team. 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

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We are located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few blocks east of the Chicago brown line

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Elevate K-12 Benefits Overview

Elevate K-12 provides competitive benefits plans for employees!

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Funvengers is our intracompany culture and fun committee that manage events and programs from our holiday parties to company retreats.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
Company Outings
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Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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