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Senior Staff Accountant in Boston, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description

Senior Staff Accountant


This Senior Staff Accountant position reports to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for timely and accurate reporting and analysis of financial information. This includes review & analysis of various Balance Sheet and P & L accounts, recording journal entries and preparing reconciliations.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for general accounting functions including preparation of journal entries, P & L analysis, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and assisting with various accounting related projects
  • Ensure that all transactions are completed in an accurate and timely manner and that adherence to the monthly close schedule is strictly maintained
  • Ensure the organization's financial transactions are properly recorded in the correct accounts within the organization's general ledger and in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist with the annual audit performed by external auditors, including the preparation of adequate work papers that support the financial statements

Position Requirements:

  • Embrace GCE core values; Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Respect and apply to each business interaction; internal and external
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively with people from different departments and at varying levels of the Company
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • High degree of proficiency and strong grasp of accounting concepts
  • Accountable for accurate and timely work
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, ability to communicate clearly with both internal & external customers
  • Solid personal assertiveness skills and ability to resolve issues effectively
  • Self-starter; effective multi-tasker; able to take initiative and make decisions with minimal direction; works collaboratively with accounting/finance team and other departments
  • Solid time management skills with ability to prioritize to successfully balance multiple tasks and requests
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Adaptability / flexibility / willing to change & adjust with business conditions
  • Coachable & actively participates in coaching process
  • Team player with a positive "can-do" attitude
  • Work with a sense of urgency

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • Demonstrated competence with ERP or Accounting software applications (i.e. Eclipse, Oracle, Great Plains, Peachtree)