Staff A/P Accountant

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Accounting & Finance
Canada · United States · Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to deliver a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our proven learning platform offers free, high-quality supplemental learning content and practice that cover Pre-K - 12th grade and early college core academic subjects, focusing on math and science. We have over 155 million registered learners globally and are committed to improving learning outcomes for students worldwide, focusing on learners in historically under-resourced communities.


Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our team includes people from academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it makes our company stronger. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as necessary to achieve our mission and impact the communities we serve. We know that transforming education starts in-house with learning about ourselves and our colleagues. We strive to be world-class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.


We are looking for a positive, energetic, organized, and detail oriented Staff A/P Accountant to join our small and mighty Finance Team. The Staff A/P Accountant plays an integral role on our team as we aspire to run a world-class organization.


  • Lead accounts payable end-to-end. Own our day-to-day expense transactions including paying vendors and maintaining the expense reporting system. Ensure costs are tagged to the correct account, department and project and are properly approved by managers.
  • Own the fixed assets register. Ensure proper accounting for additions, disposals and monthly depreciation.
  • Support month-end close activities, including reconciliations of accounts such as cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, investments, leases, accounts payable and accrued expenses.
  • Assist with financial report preparation, analysis and communication to internal budget owners regarding budget variances.
  • Assist with audit and tax compliance requirements.
  • Assist with the creation of new systems and processes as the organization continues to evolve and grow.
  • As part of a small team, provide backup and support to team members as necessary.
  • Contribute to other projects, as needed.


  • Motivated by the Khan Academy mission “to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere"
  • Proven cross-cultural competency skills demonstrating self-awareness, awareness of other, and the ability to adopt inclusive perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors to drive inclusion and belonging throughout the organization
  • A college degree with more than three years of relevant experience
  • Four semesters of college accounting credit
  • Proficiency in financial, accounting and spreadsheet (Excel and Google sheet) programs
  • Experience with cloud-based accounting software such as Sage Intacct,, and Expensify
  • A roll-up-your sleeves mindset as part of a small and mighty Finance Team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical abilities with a belief that you can learn anything
  • High level of ethics, integrity, transparency, and trustworthiness
  • Availability to work remotely


  • International payment experience (wires)
  • Nonprofit sector industry exposure


  • You double and triple-check your work because you know that accurate data is crucial for the Finance Team to operate successfully.
  • You are a self-starter. You work just as hard and meticulously by yourself as you do when someone is looking. You can “plan the work” and “work the plan.”
  • You can multitask because you keep things in order. You're timely and you leave breadcrumbs so others could figure out how you got the job done.
  • You can effectively work with others, both internally and externally, to get the job done right. You use sound judgment and know to follow up to ensure everyone is on the same page.


We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well! We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Ample paid time off as needed – Your well-being is a priority.
  • Remote-first culture - that caters to your time zone, with open flexibility as needed, at times
  • Generous parental leave
  • An exceptional team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to do your best
  • The chance to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
  • Opportunities to connect through affinity, ally, and social groups
  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and life

At Khan Academy we are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices, the well-being of our employees, and our Khan community. This belief is why we have built out a robust Total Rewards package that includes competitive base salaries, and extensive benefits and perks to support physical, mental, and financial well-being.

The target salary range for this position is $64k-$80k USD / $80k-$100k CAN. The pay range for this position is a general guideline only. The salary offered will depend on internal pay equity and the candidate’s relevant skills, experience, qualifications, and job market data. Exceptional performers in this role who make an outsized contribution can make well in excess of this range. Additional incentives are provided as part of the complete total rewards package in addition to comprehensive medical and other benefits.



Live & breathe learners

We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.

Take a stand

As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.

Embrace diverse perspectives

We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.

Work responsibly and sustainably

We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.

Bring out the joy

We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.

Cultivate learning mindset

We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren’t afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.

Deliver wow

We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things — each of which aligns to our ambitious vision — so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.