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Sr Accountant

Job Req: 1085
Company Entity: Nivel Siete
Community: Corporate
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Senior Accountant

Remote – Colombia





The Opportunity:

Recently combined with Anthology, Blackboard offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.  


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company. 


For more information about our company and career opportunities, please visit


This is a senior-level position reporting to the Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting with primary responsibility of ensuring proper revenue, expense, and balance sheet reporting around our software business. The Senior Accounting Operations Analyst will play an integral role around revenue recognition and revenue & expense reporting within our Finance & Accounting departments.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with data integrity and validation exercises as well as compiling various revenue & expense reporting around our software business (this will involve some contract and invoice vouching)
  • Gaining an understanding of the post-merger Blackboard and Anthology businesses across its products/customers/entities/markets etc.  
  • Performing analytical procedures YoY and QoQ on revenue, expense, and balance sheet as needed  
  • Assisting with building out and testing reporting requirements based on business needs and requests from upper management  
  • Working cross-functionally with IT, Sales, Accounting, and Finance while assisting with system integration efforts  
  • Attending daily meetings with Accounting & IT and occasional meetings with third parties to discuss requirements as well as results  
  • Performing ongoing data validation and change capture analysis across several reports on which the business relies  
  • Assisting Accounting & Financial Reporting teams with some month-end close tasks  
  • Helping compile & validate GAAP and non-GAAP metrics and KPI’s monthly for management and third parties  
  • Assisting with ad-hoc revenue and expense reporting requests from upper management and other parties  
  • Assisting with future ERP implementation efforts, primarily around data mapping and data validation between Blackboard and Anthology legacy accounting systems  


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic, and communication and organizational skills  
  • Self-motivated, can multi-task, and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment  
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytic and problem-solving skills  
  • Ability to work with varying levels of employees  
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting with 3+ years’ work-related experience in a relevant position  
  • Strong excel skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Experience with the basic principles of accounting including revenue and accruals  
  • Experience working with Dynamics 365, Peoplesoft, SalesForce or PowerBI



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   


Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.





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