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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

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What We're Looking For

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join and help grow our team of outstanding professionals. The ideal candidate must be able to balance delivering exceptional performance in a fun, energetic and entrepreneurial environment. The Staff Accountant must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing environments and priorities. The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Assist the Accounting team with the day-to-day operations by interfacing with individuals within and outside of the business to ensure proper treatment of accounting transactions
  • Review expense reports and supplier invoices to ensure proper coding to the general ledger, specifically as it relates to capitalized assets
  • Prepare monthly accruals and fixed assets registration & reconciliation
  • Assist with monthly and quarter-end close, including but not limited to journal entries, reconciliations and G/L variance analysis
  • Interact with external audit team as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statement footnotes
  • Assist in documentation, performance and monitoring of financial internal controls
  • Assist with ad-hoc accounting projects where needed

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, preferred
  • 4-5 years of accounting-related experience
  • CPA candidate

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Team-oriented person who can focus on the details


About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.


2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.


Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.



2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.