Posted: December 04, 2018

Accounting Supervisor

Highlights for Children
Columbus, OH
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Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.

The Accounting Supervisor prepares and analyzes financial statements and various other management reports,and maintains the general ledgers for various companies in the Highlights organization. Collaborates with Finance Business Manager/Director to ensure accurate and appropriate accounting for the business and to facilitate business reporting and analysis. Assists in evaluating and maintaining internal controls. Performs account analysis, reconciliations and various journal entries. Supervises and develops accounting staff.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Review, maintain, and enforce appropriate accounting procedures and internal controls to ensure accurate and reliable financial reporting consistent with GAAP and management-basis reporting
  • Ensure timely and accurate close process for assigned business units
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and other management reporting
  • Co-administrator for accounting software applications
  • Maintain appropriate structure in Host Analytics (budget and reporting application) to support business reporting needs
  • Research variances in reporting, and resolve as appropriate
  • Perform and review various account reconciliations and analyses for completeness and accuracy, and resolve discrepancies
  • Prepare audit and tax work papers.
  • Supervise, train, and develop staff
  • Evaluate current processes for efficiencies and effective internal controls, and make recommendations for improvements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years Accounting experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Access
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills; able to interact well with all levels within organization

Highlights is a mission driven organization.  We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. Through the work we do and as an inclusive corporate community, we are dedicated to cultivating our best selves in our workplace.  We aim to hire talent that strives for excellence while doing the work they love, by enhancing the lives of kids and families.  We come together with a common purpose because, we believe children are the world's most important people.  

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