Accounting Clerk

Accounting Clerk

Cognella, Inc. is immediately seeking a full-time accounting clerk to join our fast-moving and close-knit finance and administrative team. You could be a great fit if you possess natural communication skills, an aptitude for learning systems and procedures, and a love of math. Additionally, you must be organized, efficient, and have a passion for details. We love working with teammates who have a collaborative spirit and get-it-done attitude, who are excited to contribute to our company’s culture and success. We believe this is an incredible opportunity for the right individual who wants to make an impact within a small accounting team, while being involved with multiple aspects of an entrepreneurial business.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Accounts Payable

  • Receive, review, obtain proper approvals, and process high volume of vendor invoices
  • Process weekly check runs and maintain office supplies necessary to complete check runs
  • Communicate with third-party vendors to obtain required vendor setup information and respond to vendor inquiries
  • Lead the annual process for preparing Form 1099’s, approximately 1,700 recipients
  • Reconcile company credit card activity to statements
  • Office mail distribution
  • Assist in month-end closing process
  • Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Other accounting and administrative projects as assigned

Accounts Receivable

  • Process invoices daily
  • Verify accuracy of billing data
  • Record payments received
  • Set up new customer accounts
  • Account collection
  • Prepare weekly bank deposits
  • Office mail distribution
  • Assist in month-end closing process
  • Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Other accounting and administrative projects as assigned


  • At least 2 years of accounting experience in a for-profit enterprise, preferably in a high-volume manufacturing, e-commerce, or publishing environment
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • High proficiency using computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and other Windows-based applications
  • Exceptional organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize multiple daily tasks and long-term projects to meet deadlines, ensure efficient workflow, and effectively navigate competing responsibilities
  • Demonstrated track record for consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to investigate, interpret, and analyze information
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to present information clearly (written and verbal) one-on-one
  • Proven ability to identify and implement process improvements
  • Hardworking with exceptional attention to detail
  • Team player who can work effectively with other departments
  • Desire to be in an entrepreneurial company where self-initiative, problem-solving, and customer centricity are valued
  • Willingness to invest in a positive and engaged company culture
  • Some understanding of accounting theory and GAAP is preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field is preferred, but not required

Compensation: Wage ranges based on assigned professional levels and experience. Junior Professional Level I starting wage ranges from $40,000/yr to $45,000/yr.

Cognella also provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for full-time employees. We offer a health, vision, and dental plan at a 70% contribution match for the individual; generous vacation with Cognella’s flexible vacation policy of non-accrued paid time off; holiday (12 holidays/year); sick time (10 days/year); and 401K matching plan (4% match on the first 5% of an employee’s annual compensation after one year of employment (100% match of the first 3% and 50% match from 3%-5% of an employee’s annual compensation)); and anniversary, wellness, public transportation, and educational programs.

Reports to: Vice President of Finance and Administration

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt 

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Solana Beach (San Diego County), CA. Daily in-office schedule with possible hybrid/telecommuting schedule after ramp-up and goal attainment.

Although Cognella currently embraces a hybrid remote/in-office work schedule for employees in San Diego County that balances the flexibility of telecommuting with the benefits and necessity of in-person work and collaboration, each role and department is different. Cognella reserves the right to change its telecommuting, remote, or hybrid work policies at any time. In order to successfully work remotely, employees must provide a proper home workstation set-up which includes internet connectivity and a workspace large enough to accommodate dual monitors, laptop, and accessories that is free from distractions.

To Apply: For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to All submissions will be held in confidence.

Cognella, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Recruiters, please do not contact this job post.


About Us:

Cognella is redefining academic publishing by creating teacher-driven, student-centric course materials in print and digital formats under four imprints: Cognella Academic Publishing, Cognella Custom, Cognella Active Learning, and Cognella Professional Learning. Learn more at

Cognella has been awarded a Top Workplace designation by the San Diego Union-Tribune from 2017 to 2023 (seven consecutive years). We are proud to offer Cognella team members a work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and the opportunity to contribute significantly toward the goals of the company.




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