WE’RE HIRING!

Accountant / Financial Analyst

Check out the video below for more info on the position…

We’ll be accepting applicants until November 15, 2021. Be sure to apply before then.

Are you a numbers nerd? Do you get a kick out of budgeting and increasing profitability?

Then you will want to keep reading!

My name is Chandler Bolt, and I run an Online Education company called Self Publishing School. We help people write and publish a book that grows their impact, income, and business.

We believe that “books change lives” and in “leveraged impact” (I talk about this in my TEDx talk here). We jump out of bed every day excited to change people’s lives through books.

If you’re reading this, you’re interested in the Accountant / Financial Analyst position at Self Publishing School (or maybe you know someone who would be a fit). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the right person.

You’ll have a front row seat (and major responsibility / autonomy) at one of the fastest growing companies in America (INC 5,000 the last 2 years in a row).

Your mission (should you choose to accept it): is to provide data and insights to help grow Self Publishing School’s revenue as fast as possible, while also finding ways to reduce expenses and grow profitability.

It’s a big job with a lot of responsibility. Keep reading if you have what it takes to get the job done…

POSITION SUMMARY

You MUST be:

  • Ready to learn, be challenged, and grow a ton
  • An analytical thinker who loves testing, digging into the numbers, and making data-driven decisions
  • An experienced analyst who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty, be scrappy, and execute quickly

This is done by fanatically understanding all the numbers at SPS and really living in the data daily. Specifically, you’ll focus on 3 areas: 

  1. Fast and accurate bookkeeping
  2. Analysis of financial data and recommendations on where we can improve performance
  3. Cost cutting and finding ways to operate more efficiently

When the job is done correctly, our most profitable centers at SPS are growing quickly and becoming more profitable and our underperforming areas are analyzed to improve performance with a high focus on doing more of what’s working… thus reducing expenses and growing profit/revenue. 

KPI’s:

  1. Total Expenses (reducing them as a %)
    1. Lower operating expenses
  2. LER
  3. COGS
    1. Reduce Merchant fee %

NOTE: This position full-time and virtual. Meaning you can work from anywhere. The team here at SPS is located around the world, with the majority of us in North America. Preference for this position is someone working in the US or Canada.

DISQUALIFIERS: Please DO NOT apply to this position if you:

  • Have no interest in books (and using books to change people’s lives)
  • Are intimidated by analytics, KPIs, and aggressive growth goals
  • Get bored with the day-to-day of implementation and execution
  • Are afraid to roll up your sleeves alongside the team to get the job done
  • Have never used spreadsheets
  • Are not interested in numbers

If none of these things can be said of you, then please continue reading…

Qualifications:

At Self Publishing School, we value work ethic, coachability, attitude, and past results you’ve delivered significantly more than your degree (or lack thereof), GPA, etc.

Have you delivered results in a similar role in the past? If so, that’s what we’re looking for.

That being said, feel free to apply even if you don’t “tick the boxes” below. Just be sure to mention that in your application + why we should consider you.

Required:

  • 1 year of experience with Accounting/Business Analysis
  • 1 year of experience with Bookkeeping
  • 1 year of experience with Quickbooks or similar accounting software
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication
  • Ability and willingness to keep maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently
  • Familiarity with accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures

Prefered:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business analysis, or finance
  • Understanding tax law and tax savings strategies
  • 2 year of experience with Accounting/Business Analysis 
  • Desire to continue to grow through continuing training
  • Experience with statistical analysis and financial forecasting
  • Attention to detail and the ability to identify data patterns

THE PAY

$50,000 – $65,000; depending on qualification and experience.

Also includes the following benefits:

  • Top tier healthcare: your choice of high quality healthcare (for US-based full-time employees)
  • Bi-weekly house cleaning: get your house cleaned every two weeks, on the company! : )
  • Work remotely: save $5k/year in commuting costs and 100+ hrs each year (aka. 2 ½ extra weeks of “time off”)
  • Participation in the company profit share after 18-24 months of full-time employment exceeding KPIs

ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING SCHOOL:

Click here to check out a video from our CEO Chandler Bolt to find out what it’s like to work at Self Publishing School.

Self-Publishing School is an online education company that teaches people how to write, market & publish their first book in as little as 90 days.

We provide people with more opportunities, confidence & income through publishing a book.

Our program is by far the best on the market which is why we have one of the highest student success rates of any online training company. We genuinely care about the success of our students and provide a great avenue for them to be successful.

Our company is driven by 2 unique viewpoints:

  • It’s not about the book. It’s about what the book does for you. We believe that “Books Change Lives” and we believe in the power of “Leveraged Impact” (changing lives through books)
  • In going through the process, our students learn a lot about themselves and conquer fears, challenges & limiting beliefs they never knew existed.

They’re also surprised by all of the opportunities that pop up once their book is out in the world.

The purpose of our company is to disrupt the publishing industry and show people that self publishing is not only an option, it’s the BEST option.

The publishing industry is broken. Big publishers are antiquated and inefficient. They take advantage of the people doing the hard work…the authors. Our company exists to show people there is a better way…

…a way that doesn’t involve: using a publisher, wasting 2 years of your life, giving away all of your creative liberties, giving away all of your book royalties, and relying on a publisher that doesn’t do any marketing for your book.

Click here to check out the “explainer video” of what we do at Self Publishing School.

Click here to watch the TEDx talk from our founder (Chandler Bolt) and learn more about the WHY behind what we do.

Self Publishing School made the INC 5000 in 2018 (#2,699) and in 2019 (#1,483) as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US.

As we always say, “the best is yet to come”. We’re excited to continue climbing & growing thanks to our incredible team & customers.

About the team:

There’s currently 36 full-time, and several part-time team members at Self Publishing School working remotely from across the country and around the world.

All team members are “A players”, with a love and passion and a drive to do great work and make the world a better place.

You won’t find grumbling, negative co-workers here. People at SPS are passionate and excited about what they do!

About the culture:

Here are the company core values. We call it “The SPS Way”:

  1. Honesty & Integrity Always Win
  2. Fail Fast, Fail Forward, Fail Often
  3. Hard Work & Continuous Improvement
  4. Everyone is Responsible for Facilitating Change
  5. Best Is The Standard

Click here to watch videos from our founder Chandler Bolt explaining the company Core Values.

Although the team is virtual at SPS, the culture is alive and well…often referenced as one of employee’s favorite parts about working here.

2-3 times a year the team meets in a unique city in the US (sometimes internationally) for a 3-5 day company retreat…planning the next quarter, connecting in person, having fun, and celebrating wins.

The environment is very fast paced, and high growth. The company is growing fast, meaning a high level of accountability, responsibility and autonomy for everyone on the team.

We’re constantly investing in the training & growth of our team members through book clubs, courses, trainings, and live seminars. All employees are given $15,000+ worth of training and continued education upon being hired with the company.

Since you’re working remotely, you can say goodbye to the dreaded commute (meaning more time for family & fun). This isn’t your average 9-5. Hours are somewhat flexible as long as you get your work done. That being said, due to the growth & pace of the company, it’s not uncommon to work 40-50+ hour weeks.

Because of the company’s growth & hiring needs, there’s a huge opportunity for advancement and promotion if you’re a fast learner.

Overall, the culture of the company is high growth, fun, empowering, and motivating, with support from a world-class team of people who love what they do.

In 2019, Self Publishing School was certified as a “Great Place To Work” by GreatPlaceToWork.com.

Click here to watch a video from our CEO (Chandler Bolt) on how we build GREAT culture on our virtual team at SPS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Here is our blog: www.self-publishingschool.com/blog

Here is our main site: self-publishingschool.com

Here’s our other site: SelfPublishing.com

Think you’re a fit? Fill out the application below…

(We’ll be accepting applicants until November 5, 2021. Be sure to apply before then.)

*You must fill out the application below to be considered for the position. Resumes separate from this application will NOT be considered.

Have further questions? Send us an email at: careers@self-publishingschool.com