Staff Accountant

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $24 - $27 per hour
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job description

Staff Accountant

job summary:
We are currently looking for an accountant / financial analyst to report to the Divisional

Controller/Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis and assist a team of ten analysts and senior analysts in the monthly close and forecasting process as well as the annual budgeting cycle.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assists in financial support functions to business units focusing on (a) developing and executing data loads/retrieval, (b) preparation of monthly reports (c) month close process and (d) ad hoc financial analyses.
  • Prepares budgets, forecasts and operational reports including variance analyses, P&Ls and supporting documentation.
  • Prepares entries and reconciliations to assist in the financial close process.
  • Investigates and resolves reconciliation items.
  • Performs maintenance and administrative functions to financial applications to ensure compliance with internal controls and standard operating procedures.
  • Assumes additional duties as requested.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance, or 2-3 years; experience, preferred
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Competency with (a) Microsoft Office / Excel (b) enterprise planning and database software such as Hyperion / Essbase and (c) GL management and financial reporting software such as PeopleSoft.
  • Familiarity with accounting standards.
 
location: Boston, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $24 - 27 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 2 Years
 
responsibilities:
  • Assists in financial support functions to business units focusing on (a) developing and executing data loads/retrieval, (b) preparation of monthly reports (c) month close process and (d) ad hoc financial analyses.
  • Prepares budgets, forecasts and operational reports including variance analyses, P&Ls and supporting documentation.
  • Prepares entries and reconciliations to assist in the financial close process.
  • Investigates and resolves reconciliation items.
  • Performs maintenance and administrative functions to financial applications to ensure compliance with internal controls and standard operating procedures.
  • Assumes additional duties as requested.
 
qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance, or 2-3 years; experience, preferred
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Competency with (a) Microsoft Office / Excel (b) enterprise planning and database software such as Hyperion / Essbase and (c) GL management and financial reporting software such as PeopleSoft.
  • Familiarity with accounting standards.
 
skills: General Ledger, Financial Analysis, Accruals, General Accounting and Finance Skills
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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