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Senior Accountant - CPA Preferred

Summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the general accounting operations of the company. This includes the production of monthly financial statements and management of all accounting processes, systems, records, and controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results. This position is located in Boston, MA and reports to the Director of Finance.

 

Responsibilities and Expectations

Essential Duties

  • Lead and drive the month, quarterly and annual financial close process, including financial statement preparation and reporting
  • Responsible for general ledger maintenance and account reconciliation and control
  • Oversee accounts payable processing and administration
  • Payroll processing and administration
  • Ensure sound cash management practices; plan & manage daily cash flow position
  • Manage process with outside auditors for annual corporate review and preparation of tax returns
  • Collaborate on client invoicing
  • Participate in banking relationship including processes, tools and information
  • Effectively communicate with project managers, peers and other staff
  • Ad hoc management reporting and analysis-(project reporting)
  • Assist parent company with reporting and special projects
  • Meet the goals established via a balanced scorecard for the Finance team
  • Participates in peer reviews in a timely manner
  • Assist with Finance related projects and act as a backup to other members of the Finance team
  • Periodic backup for Admin Assistant which includes front desk coverage / answering phones / greeting visitors
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA required.
  • 5 years of directly relevant experience, ideally in a professional services setting
  • Strong general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and banking knowledge
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organization with a “customer service” orientation
  • Experience with robust accounting or ERP software packages; Deltek Vision preferred but not required
  • Impactful and engaging presentation style
  • Self-motivated problem-solver, adaptable, and eager to learn new skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to positively and professionally interact with, and develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of an organization and companies that reflect a broad range of experiences and perspectives
  • Well-organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and create streamlined workflow structures and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who thrives in fast paced environments
  • Must be friendly, professional, and helpful to internal and external clients and visitors
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Follow through and responsiveness are a must
  • Excellent computer knowledge/skills including Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce and ADP experience a plus
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