Senior Staff Accountant

Cambridg, MA 02139 | Contract to Perm

Post Date: 08/10/2018 Job ID: 81742 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A biotech company in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant to join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will report to the Accounting Manager. The Senior Staff Accountant will be a critical member of the Finance team with several operational accounting responsibilities including preparing journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and performing financial reporting variance analyses. This position pays up to $30-40/hr. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Staff Accountant:
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for areas including cash, prepaid expenses and other assets
  • Determine capitalization of prepaid expenses and related amortization
  • Assist in performing monthly close in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Adhere to deadlines for related areas to ensure timely and accurate accounting close
  • Assist in performing analytical review procedures of financial results
  • Assist in special projects related to financial systems and business processes
  • Monitor assigned areas for process improvements
  • Provide schedules to support periodic review and annual audit process
Benefits for the Senior Staff Accountant:
  • Daily catered lunches on-site
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days’ vacation per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays.
  • 7 sick days per year
  • Adoption assistance, competitive parental leave, discount at KinderCare, Little Sprouts and Champions Centers, as well as access to
Requirements for the Senior Staff Accountant:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting and 3+ years of relevant accounting experience (Biotech industry experience preferred)
  • CPA preferred
  • Independently motivated, detail-oriented and good problem-solving ability
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills; thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Strong knowledge of information systems (SAP preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Advanced Excel skills (ability to link data and create complex worksheets)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment
  • Passion for learning and helping others
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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