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Senior Staff Accountant

King & Bishop
Published
October 13, 2020
Location
Woburn, MA
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Description

The client seeks a Senior Accountant to join the local Massachusetts finance team of their global operations. In collaboration with the US controller, you will support the company’s local accounting activities and help to scale the company’s operations. You will interact and support all levels of the organization, including the C-Suite. In this role, you will have the opportunity to round out your accounting skillset, getting exposure to all aspects of accounting. The US controller is leading the new ERP system implementation and you will be an integral part of the implementation.

The Ideal Candidate:

A process-driven individual who is excited about change and improvement. You develop and implement systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting information.

Responsibilities

Month End Close

  • Perform the monthly financial close including account reconciliations
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Maintain and record Company’s inventory and fixed assets
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to GAAP
  • Analyze and reconcile bank statements and general ledger accounts

AP Cycle

  • Manage full-cycle accounts payable operations; match, batch, and code invoices and perform weekly check runs. Perform vendor management and manage the AP inbox daily

General Accounting

  • Review and enter payroll records and employee expense reimbursements
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Prepare periodic analysis and reports as needed
  • Participate in internal audits as required

Process Improvement

  • Develop and document business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Assist in the transition to a new ERP system
  • Assist with other accounting tasks and projects as needed

Qualifications

You have a strong attention to detail, maintaining the highest levels of accuracy and completeness in your work product.  You are proactive, highly ethical and thrive working in a team and independently in a fast-paced office environment.

  • Completion of a BSc/BA in accounting
  • At least five (5) years of experience as a staff accountant
  • Understanding and application of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to strategically define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Experience working with general ledger reconciliations
  • Excellent at Microsoft Excel (Pivots, V-Lookups)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software (e.g. SAP and Sage)
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Positive, proactive approach
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external customers
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize deliverables

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of consolidations
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