Position Title: Controller

Department: VP of Finance

Location: Remote

Reports To: VP of Finance

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Who You Are

Are you ready to make a real impact in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment? We are seeking an experienced Controller to be a key player who thrives on building strong financial foundations. You will be responsible for ensuring the company’s financial health, providing insightful analysis, and making sound decisions. A deep understanding of GAAP and risk management will be invaluable in this position.

As the Controller, you will be responsible for developing and implementing robust accounting processes that support our growth and M&A activities. You will work closely with the team to identify areas for process improvement and contribute to creating a more efficient and effective organization. This role requires a strategic thinker who can connect financial data to the overall business strategy and enjoys collaborating with others to achieve shared goals.

Here are the abilities we seek out:

  • Develop internal control guidelines, policies and procedures for budget accounting, cash and credit management, administration and other activities.
  • Establish a standard costing system with monthly variance reporting.
  • Coordinate and direct budgeting, procurement, investment activities and financial planning.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements and professional standards.
  • Establish and maintain financial controls, prepare and present financial reports and risk analysis.
  • Lead the company’s annual accounting audit.
  • Create budgets and forecasts and be responsible for the Company’s general ledger.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to management, particularly in commercial and financial matters.
  • Create reports that help senior leadership understand the Company financials.
  • Close month-end financial statements, including review and preparation of general ledger entries.
  • Manage all aspects of accounting operations, including general ledger management, internal controls, external audits, account reconciliations and cash management.
  • Prepare financial reporting, including for the board of directors and the company’s lender.
  • Analyze balance sheet and P&L accounts and review reconciliations.
  • Assist with pricing changes and margin determinations for products and services.
  • Provide detailed fluctuation analysis on the P/L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements.
  • Utilize financial analysis tools to evaluate company objectives and provide forecasting/budgeting support.
  • Serve as a reliable source of analytical and financial thought leadership to the Company’s owners and executive team.
  • Manage key external relationships, including the Company’s bank and certain vendors/customers.

Who We Are

EducationDynamics is a marketing and enrollment management company that is transforming the way students connect with the right school for them. Join our big-hearted team of higher education experts—we specialize in market research, advertising, multichannel marketing, lead generation, and enrollment management for over 500 US colleges with a focus on adult online education.

EDDY is always looking for exceptionally savvy, driven individuals who are passionate about helping our partner institutions understand, engage, enroll, and retain students. Our collective passion and shared mission led to EDDY being recognized as a 2024 Great Place to Work®. Our headquarters are based in Lenexa, Kansas, but our team is expanding every day with over 280 members across the country.

What You Offer

Responsibilities:

  • Support the HR function of the Company
  • Operational administration
  • Actively support the sales tax collection and remittance process
  • Support management and ownership in evaluating and monitoring add on M&A opportunities and then participating in the post-merger integration process
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly KPI reporting
  • Board material preparation

Educational Requirement and Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience
  • Public accounting, CPA preferred
  • Strong financial acumen, GAAP expertise and analysis and highly proficient in accounting procedures and best practices
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and in a cross-functional team environment while building credibility with senior management and ownership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinker with proven ability to work independently under tight deadlines while juggling multiple priorities
  • Well-organized
  • Understanding of applicable laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions to provide support

What We Offer

Our Core Values:

Working Together

We value the people we work with and genuinely enjoy the work we do together.

Working with Standards

We hold ourselves to high standards.

Driving Great Outcomes

We focus on achieve results and making a real impact.

Our Commitment to Advancement

At EDDY, we value learning and aim to provide a space for everyone to grow and share their knowledge by giving tuition reimbursements for expenses incurred through accepted universities. With this approach taken, we also recognize the hard work of our team members and promote them when these accomplishments present themselves.

Other advantages to working at EDDY include:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401K Plan
  • Remote work or flexible schedules
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Training and growth opportunities

Physical Factors

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EducationDynamics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against applicants based upon any protected status, including but not limited to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression.

EducationDynamics offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EducationDynamics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against applicants based upon any protected status, including but not limited to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression. EducationDynamics offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.