Senior Accountant - Work from Home- US Based

International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.

Nashville, Tennessee

Date Posted March 01, 2023
Industry Tax
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Job Summary

The Senior Accountant’s primary role is overseeing the financial operations of the company to ensure financial records are accurate, reported timely, and within budget. This position will report to the Executive Vice President of Operations and work closely with all divisions within the company to achieve the company’s strategic goals. The Senior Accountant serves as a consultant for the leaders within the organization advising them of budgetary information and helping to create a fiscal strategy that aligns with the goals of the organization. In addition, this role is responsible for providing exceptional service to all stakeholders in the industry of educational assistance to differentiate the company within the competitive landscape. Initiative and Outward Mindset behaviors are required in this position to support our long-term growth strategy.

Who We Are

International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) is committed to making it fun and easy for people to be their best. Established in 1985, we are dedicated not only to providing clients with comprehensive program administration but also to offering guidance, support, and educational resources to the students who apply for these programs. We are the market leader for full-service management of educational assistance programs, making it easy for organizations to support continuing education. We have successfully managed thousands of programs for a diverse clientele across a variety of industries – including Fortune 500 companies, national associations, community foundations, state agencies, and private foundations – and helped to award millions of dollars of financial assistance to students annually.

Key Responsibilities*

Administrative Financial Operations

  • Lead the financial operations of the organization to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of all accounting tasks including but not limited to:
    • Manage the operation of the accounting department by utilizing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies, and principles
    • Monitor and analyze accounting data, and produce financial reports and statements
    • Prepare the company’s annual budget, in collaboration with key stakeholders
    • Coordinate and support annual financial audit
    • Execute necessary processes related to annual tax filings

Client Program Funds

  • Oversee the reconciliation and related reporting of client educational assistance program funds.
    • Manage the disbursement and reconciliation process in support of strategic clients
    • Resolve client inquiries quickly and effectively
    • Ensure milestones and deliverables are met according to timelines

Strategic Partnership

  • Partner with the Executive Team, and internal and external stakeholders to innovate and improve current accounting practices and policies.
    • Provide continual process improvement on established processes
    • Document processes to ensure scalability
    • Research industry trends for applicability to business needs

General Expectations

  • Perform all responsibilities based on ISTS Core Values.
  • Actively participate in opportunities for individual growth and development.
  • Collaborate with immediate supervisor to determine areas for professional development to implement Professional Development Plan (PDP).
  • Participate in internal and external training, webinars, etc. related to growing your role and industry knowledge.
  • Attend and actively participate in departmental and company-wide meetings, volunteer opportunities, and events to foster trust and teamwork.

  • This posting is designed to provide a general overview of the requirements of this role and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Key Competencies

  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Financial Acumen
  • Decision Quality
  • Ethics and Values
  • Drives Results
  • Time Management
  • Communicates Effectively

What You Should Know

  • This position operates from your professional home office with infrequent travel for any required company and/or team meetings in Nashville, TN.
    • You will be provided with the equipment necessary to perform this role but are expected to provide a safe and professional environment from which to work.
  • Although we are a registered employer in the following states: Tennessee, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin we are open to applicants living in additional states. We are unable to sponsor international applicants for employment purposes.
  • The final candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.
  • At ISTS, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging have always been part of who we are, and no matter what role they fill, everyone at ISTS is an important piece of the puzzle that helps us celebrate our differences while working as a cohesive team.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


ISTS offers excellent benefits, including medical with a Health Savings Account (HSA), dental, vision, voluntary insurance through Aflac, short- and long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with safe-harbor match, paid time off, (flexible PTO after your first year), holiday pay, and a profit-based incentive plan.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business finance or accounting or an MBA is required.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a fast-paced accounting department
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and GL oversight
  • Working knowledge of ASC 606
  • Working knowledge of tax filings such as 1099s and business tax forms
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks Desktop and/or Quick Books Online
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 Suite

What You Will Need (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Experience providing customer service including a strong commitment to delivering an extraordinary experience.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate key and critical information in a timely fashion.
  • Adept at gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, authenticity, and acceptance of responsibility.
  • Desire to exemplify excellence through diversity by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Ability to create new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Resourceful in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Application Process

  • International Scholarship and Tuition Services utilizes Culture Index as a tool to ensure that we're setting people up for success in each role.
  • The first step of our application process is to complete a Culture Index Survey here:
  • You will also receive an email with this link if you apply, but if this position interests you, please note that you will only be considered if you complete the survey in addition to submitting your application.

  • Health insurance