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Assistant Controller

Needham, MA 02492

Posted: 05/29/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 616724 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Assistant Controller will assist in managing day-to-day general ledger account activities and help manage the Finance team.  The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and have experience in leadership and developing teams.  He/she will be responsible for providing functional support to ensure that the organization’s official accounting records are properly maintained in accordance with internal policies, external laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.  Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, primary responsibilities include: managing, training, developing, coordinating and reviewing the work of assigned Finance staff; implementing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures; ensuring the accuracy of the organization’s financial records; preparation of accurate and timely financial statements; assisting the Director of Finance with projects as necessary.
Job Specific Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Primarily responsible for leadership, oversight, and training of Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Billing, and Accounting staff.
  • Responsible for accuracy of monthly financials and variance analysis to ensure an understanding of any fluctuations
  • Prepares period-end general ledger closing procedures.
  • Ensures financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Facilitates the preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, financial/operational dashboards and statistical data to senior management and committees in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensures finances are managed with responsible stewardship
  • Leads interim and year-end audit procedures, facilitating between external audit firm and internal preparers
  • Assists Director of Finance on resident and board facing committees
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and in-house standards and best practices.
  • Responsible to periodically review processes and procedures to ensure effectiveness
  • Will assist in implementation of new financial systems, upgrades, or enhancements as they occur
  • Provides leadership to other projects as assigned
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible accounting and managerial experience is required
  • Experience in public accounting is preferred
  • Knowledge of full accounting cycle
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community, Senior Living, Healthcare or Hospitality Industry experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and third party insurance billing and reimbursements
  • Knowledge of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, taxes and banking is required
  • Strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of 401(k), 990 regulatory compliance and Medicare, Medicaid cost reports and ability to perform
  • CPA certification is a plus
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