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Senior Accountant

Prodigy Education

Prodigy Education

Accounting & Finance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning, is on a mission to make every student in the world love learning. We believe learning should be as fun as playing a video game. This is central to our educational philosophy, because when you love what you do, you do it better. Visit to learn more.
With Prodigy, kids practice standards-aligned skills in Math and English as they play our fun, adaptive learning games. All with teacher and parent tools to support their learning in class and at home.
Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. We are looking for a Senior Accountant who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a genuine interest in the North American SaaS ecosystem, and is excited to help build Prodigy’s financial backbone. This role reports to the Senior Accounting Manager on our Controllership team. In this role, your mission will be to support and accelerate Prodigy’s growth by learning, owning and improving various day-to-day finance and accounting tasks. Are you someone who is excited about the opportunity to help strengthen our finance processes from top to bottom? Apply today!

Your Impact

  • Execute month-end and year-end close activities for all of Prodigy subsidiaries, by completing account reconciliations, appropriate detail-level support and analysis and reviewing the financial statements
  • Build custom financial reports in NetSuite to support internal and external reporting requirements
  • Support the interim and year-end audits by collaborating with external auditors, working closely with the internal team, and applying accounting expertise and principles to assist in the preparation of audited financial statements and accompanying notes
  • Coordinate and facilitate in the filing of Canadian and US sales tax and related compliance, by reconciling balance sheet accounts with external data sources and validating the data flow into the accounting system
  • Take the initiative to actively search for ways to automate and streamline accounting and financial reporting processes. This involves assessing system integrations and data flows to enhance the scalability of accounting and financial reporting operations
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies and assist in the maintenance of internal controls and SOPs, by understanding business processes and applying accounting theory and business acumen
  • Be a business partner to internal and external parties by working cross functionally, interpreting business activities and results, and gathering financial information

About You

  • Post-Secondary education in accounting or finance or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive experience in full cycle accounting
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in MS Excel/Google Sheets
  • Experience assisting with an audit and creating financial statements and notes
  • Experience building customized reports NetSuite
  • Impeccable analytical skills, critical thinking, and computer skills (Google sheets, NetSuite, Expensify)
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to communicate with all levels of the company, including senior management
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, able to take ownership and lead, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior attention to detail as well as extremely organized and a motivated self-starter

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a SaaS environment
  • Experience in Ed Tech

Working At Prodigy

  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
  • #LI-Hybrid
Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at, and we will work with you to meet your needs.