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Accountant III

Cambridge, MA 02139-3563

Posted: 01/31/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 536817 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting  to the Accounting Manager, the Accountant III will be responsible for monthly closing activities, financial reporting and analysis.  The scope of responsibilities include preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements for internal management reporting, performing and reviewing selected balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations, and participating in special projects and studies as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs flux analysis on monthly financial statements.
Records adjusting journal entries as necessary and generates general ledger reports from Peoplesoft.
Prepares property tax returns as well as participate in any tax planning projects for unrelated business income.
Review reconciliations of cash, accounts receivable, fixed assets, prepaid insurance, investment accounts, etc.  Prepare periodic roll forward of fixed asset and account receivable balances.
Identify and resolve issues related to accounting reporting cycle.
Develop queries and create reports from accounting system as required.
Assist in a wide variety of special projects as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree in Accounting with 4 or more years of directly related experience at a large company.  Strong oral and written communication skills, solid analytical skills coupled with an attention to detail and a strong work ethic.  Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; must be able to work in a fast paced environment while meeting deadlines in a timely fashion.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products with a working knowledge of an integrated financial system (PeopleSoft {preferred}, Oracle, or SAP).
 
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