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Staff Accountant in Melrose, MA at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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    Melrose, MA
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Job Description


  • Maintain the fixed asset system (including asset additions, adjustments, retirements, and monthly and annual close processes), ensuring accurate and complete data
  • Generate month-end accounting journals and prepare reconciliations for Fixed Assets related activity
  • Process monthly depreciation entries
  • Prepare various analyses and reports such as monthly capital purchases report, reconciliations, depreciation variance analysis, and quarterly and year-end audit reports
  • Record and upload journal entries and perform other tasks related to month end close
  • Review, analyze, and reconcile balance sheet accounts and prepare journal entries, as assigned.
  • Monthly expense accruals
  • Monthly sales/use tax and meals tax filings
  • Responsible for the preparation of all required reports to federal, state and other regulatory agencies and groups, including but not limited to (NCAA, IPEDS, Moody's, etc.)
  • Federal and State Tax Returns (990 and 990T)
  • Bond Compliance Reporting
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years' experience in general and tax accounting
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel and Jenzabar CX 8.1 or similar programs.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with high level of difficulty.