Staff Accountant

Boston, MA 02109

Posted: 11/08/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82437

A leading financial services company in Boston, MA is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will be responsible for accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. This role you will allow you to gain exposure to all business lines and work closely with your peers. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Staff Accountant:
  • Maintain the accounting records and financial information
  • Prepare and validate journal entries for posting
  • Check the daily proofs of the sub-ledgers to the general ledger
  • Perform daily/monthly/quarterly account reconciliations for the general ledger, sub-ledger house accounts and, where applicable, third party bank accounts
  • Perform analysis of revenue and expense accounts as part of the monthly closing of the books process
  • Maintain all chart fields in the general ledger
  • Participate in the testing and implementation related to periodic updates to the general ledger or the feeder systems
  • Assist in generating internal and external financial reports
  • Prepare reports to monitor and report on the Firm’ s and the subsidiaries’ capital and liquidity to ensure compliance with regulatory and Firm guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of new regulatory reporting requirements, accounting policies, controls and system development
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting
  • Prepare and maintain procedures for all routine functions, processes and reports
  • Find opportunities to streamline processes and improve efficiency in performing tasks
Requirements for the Staff Accountant:
  • BA/BS degree in, Accounting or and/or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of work experience
  • PeopleSoft Skills desired
  • Exceptional communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • 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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