Staff Accountant

Boston, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/22/2018 Job ID: 80353 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Boston, MA is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their team. As the Staff Accountant, you will provide financial and accounting support to the organization as well as assist in ensuring accurate reporting and appropriate internal control procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Apply for this exciting opportunity today!

* Local applicants only, please

Responsibilities for the Staff Accountant:
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and postings of activity for investment pools
  • Reconcile bank account statements to general ledger balances on a monthly basis and prepare journal entries to resolve reconciling amounts
  • Reconcile reports of other invested assets to general ledger on monthly basis and prepare journal entries to post activity
  • Prepare account reconciliations, journal entry preparation as part of quarterly budget review and general ledger close as well as annual audit
  • Track quarterly investment manager statements and reconcile amounts reported internally to the amounts reported on the quarterly statements received from the investment managers
  • Inventory AUP’ s (agreed-upon procedures), letters received from investment managers, as well as the nature and timing of the independent auditor report
  • Collect and track annual audited statements from investment managers as well as identify and reconcile any differences that may have been reported
  • Provide backup to other staff in finance office including processing of daily cash receipts, processing of new gifts (including stock transactions), administrative expense (A/P), and grants payable
  • Enter adjustments to postings of journal entries and invoice payments
  • Assist with the annual external audit, including assistance with preparation of work papers
  • Participate in organization - wide meetings, teams, and/or events as required, and perform other duties as assigned
  • Strive for operational excellence throughout the finance function

Requirements for the Staff Accountant:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Experience preparing bank account reconciliations required, experience reconciling imprest accounts preferred
  • Experience preparing reconciliations of investment activity and posting investment returns preferred
  • Knowledge of standard accounting operating procedures and principles
  • Experience performing cash receipt and disbursement processing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting for not-for-profits preferred
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Maintain highest standards of confidentiality and exhibit discretion
  • Participative work style; ability to give and receive feedback
  • Willingness to learn complexity of organization and participate in process discussions
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

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