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Staff Accountant

Position: Staff Accountant

Location: Anywhere (except California, Nevada), with the ability to work an Eastern Time Zone schedule

Number of Weekly Hours: Full-Time (exempt), 40 hours/week

Anticipated Start Date: February 6, 2023

ABOUT US: Who is CIS Abroad, and why do you want to work with us?

At CIS Abroad, we believe that education abroad offers students the best chance to realize their potential and change their world. We're a nationally recognized organization that offers transformative study, intern, short-term, and custom programs across the globe. Our shared values-Passion, Fun, Cultural Competence, Trust, Change & Growth-form the foundation for all we do, and we look for employees who embody these values in their personal and professional lives. We are innovative and fast-moving, and have a fantastic home office (complete with friendly office dogs!) located in a renovated mill building in Easthampton MA. We are proud members of The Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, and IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative.


This position is responsible for thoroughly and accurately maintaining accounts and documentation, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices. The Staff Accountant will assist, and report to, the Assistant Vice President of Finance.


  • Manage and maintain core operational accounting activities in a consistent way that is in accordance with company standards: general bookkeeping, accounts receivable functions & accounts payable functions
  • Assist in month end and year end reconciliation processes
  • Special projects and ad hoc tasks for the AVP of Finance
  • Provide accounting and clerical support - both to the accounting department and other company departments
  • Support other departments in early stage collections and manage late stage collections
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Bachelor's in Accounting with 3.0 GPA or higher OR at least 1 year of accounting work experience
  • Solid understanding of core accounting principles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Data entry competencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy problem solving and learn quickly
  • Possess high-level organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Customer service mentality with the ability to effectively communicate with customers and vendors


  • Have a working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Have significant experience with Excel
  • Have experience with complex reconciliations
  • Work well in teams and with other departments
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy your work
  • An interest and willingness in learning new skills


  • Annual salary of $43,000-48,000
  • Participation in our company-sponsored health insurance plan; 70% coverage for individuals and 63% coverage for families
  • Medical and dependent care flex-spending account
  • $1,000 reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses to travel out of state for reproductive and gender-affirming healthcare
  • Parental leave - 8 paid weeks of time off for newborn/newly adopted children
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-matched 401(k) retirement plan
  • Travel Agent Certification through IATAN: Provides discounts for travel, including accommodations and excursions, for company and personal use
  • Meals, accommodations, and rental car while traveling on business
  • Earn and keep frequent flyer miles, hotel, and car rental points
  • Wellness bonus - $200 per year to spend on massage, gym membership, skiing, etc.
  • Paid vacation time which increases with your tenure
  • Paid sick time: 1 hour earned per 30 hours worked
  • Paid holidays: 13+ CIS Abroad holidays - including the week between Christmas and New Year's
  • Company-provided laptop, and corporate credit card
  • Flexible work culture
  • Extensive training and professional development, including overseas opportunities

COMPANY & TEAM CULTURE: Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is organized, can learn new systems quickly, enjoys engaging others in conversation, and is excited by the idea of helping students have a life-changing study or intern abroad experience. The successful member of the team has an ability to adapt quickly, work towards individual, team, and company goals, and a positive attitude.

CIS Abroad provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, placement, promotion, salary determination, and all other conditions of employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. By submitting your application materials to us you are also providing explicit consent for our People & Culture department to process that data within reasonable limitations under the scope of consideration for your employment. For details on how we handle sensitive data please view our Privacy Policy: https://www.cisabroad.com/privacy-policy/

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