Staff Accountant

Cambridg, MA 02139 | Contract

Post Date: 08/10/2018 Job ID: 81745 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A biotech company in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their team. In this contract role, you 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 $27-32/hr. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Staff Accountant:
  • Compile information to prepare and record billings to collaborative partners
  • Prepare journal entries and/or account reconciliations for areas including revenue, deferred revenue and marketable securities
  • Assist in performing monthly close in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparing monthly reporting for grant contracts
  • 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
Requirements for the Staff Accountant:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting and 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 other
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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