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Senior Accountant in Boston, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description

Senior Accountant

This is an opportunity for a high impact role. is the leading consumer and enterprise resource for compensation data, software, and consulting.

The Senior Accountant reports to the Corporate Controller and primary responsibilities will include all aspects of the Expenditure and Payroll Cycle and serve as back-up for the Revenue Cycle. This includes compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare reports, making and reviewing the accuracy of general ledger entries, and account reconciliations. The Senior Accountant will have hands on month-end close responsibility including financial statement preparation.

You must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and have sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Expenditure and Payroll Cycle
  • Daily cash flow management
  • Back-up for the Revenue Cycle
  • Responsible for a wide range of activities related to month-end close (expense analysis, accruals, prepaid, fixed assets, internal-use software capitalization, bank reconciliation etc.)
  • Make journal entries requiring judgment and analysis including allocations
  • Review business unit trial balances and other reporting for accuracy and completeness
  • Further cycle time reduction via streamlining workflow, automation & elimination of nonessential activities
  • Write, maintain & promulgate policies and procedures
  • Preparation of monthly reporting package to the senior management and as part of this responsibility needs to ensure that the consolidated financial statements are accurate, complete and in compliance with GAAP
  • Active participation in the annual audit, prepare audit schedules and analysis
  • Special projects as determined by Management

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • CPA would be a plus

Skills Requirement

  • Strong technical knowledge of GAAP, preferably in a SaaS based enterprise
  • Cloud based accounting package, Intacct preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skils
  • Attention to detail and "can-do-it" attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Perform quality work within deadlines and work independently
  • Work effectively as a team contributor

Job Type: Full-time


  • accounting: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)