Staff Accountant, Wyzant (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading ed-tech company with products used by over 13 million students worldwide, is looking for a Staff Accountant to support Wyzant, a subsidiary of IXL.

Wyzant is the best way to learn anything. Customers use Wyzant to learn from the nation’s largest community of professional tutors in a one-on-one personalized setting. Wyzant is an online marketplace where students can search for tutors who list their services and connect in order to meet for sessions. At Wyzant, our customers are both students and tutors. We are in a unique position to help people solve real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the world.

The Staff Accountant, Wyzant position is a valuable member of the finance team within IXL. This role encompasses daily and month-end accounting duties, accounts payable, G/L functions, and other finance and administrative-related tasks on an as-needed basis. In this role, you will work closely with the Accounting Manager to execute Wyzant’s daily accounting activities and month-end close. Candidates must be able to prioritize efficiency and accuracy when completing financial reports, as well as be confident in their ability to work autonomously, with little supervision.

This role is an opportunity to demonstrate your accounting knowledge and grow your career within a fast-paced, rapidly changing high-growth technology company!


  • Manage full-stack accounting cycle for Wyzant, including high-volume daily tutor payments, G/L accounting, revenue, and bank reconciliations, while adhering to US GAAP and statutory accounting practice in foreign countries
  • Perform month-end and year-end close & reporting, including revenue and financial reports
  • Oversee 1099-NEC tax filing for 10K+ independent tutors annually, which involves reviewing personal data for accuracy, managing physical mailings, and navigating the IRS FIRE system in order to file
  • Become well-versed in Wyzant’s backend administrative system in order to locate customers, analyze spend, and serve as a resource for Wyzant’s customer service team
  • Work closely with the Accounting Manager and company stakeholders to ensure accounting procedures are being followed and financials are being recorded correctly
  • Act as point of contact for Wyzant’s customer teams in regards to finance-related inquiries from both sides of our marketplace
  • Prepare supporting documents for external financial audit
  • Perform other related accounting duties as assigned by management


  • Bachelor's Degree, Accounting or Finance preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in accounting, or proven work experience within an analytical, finance-related environment
  • Candidate must have strong attention to detail and be comfortable communicating financial insights and analysis to company stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to thrive in an autonomous work environment while balancing and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in MS Office, primarily Excel, and Google Suite is required
  • Experience with NetSuite is preferred
  • Familiarity with Tableau, or similar data visualization tools, is a plus
  • Ability to learn new systems and software quickly and an eagerness to take on new challenges
  • Energetic, mature, positive person who thrives on working independently; who also understands the importance of collaboration and giving and receiving feedback
  • Comfortable analyzing current procedures and recommending improvements when needed
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of employee and company information

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 850,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 13 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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