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Senior Accountant

Boston, MA 02118

Posted: 01/03/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 537904 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Senior Staff Accountant is an experienced accountant who effectively and timely reconciles subsidiary systems to the general ledger on a monthly basis, including tracking unreconciled items.  The Senior Staff Accountant successfully works with numerous program personnel to collect information pertaining to revenue sources and report financial results. The incumbent will be called upon at times to take on new projects and responsibilities as time and schedule availability permits. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or comparable degree


  • Minimum of four (4) years of accounting experience
  • Experience with general ledger accounting software preferable MIP and Real Page
  • In depth knowledge of reconciling and maintaining major general ledger accounts, including cash, investments and receivables
  • Experienced user of, MS Office products, in particular MS Excel – Pivot tables & VLookup
  • Experience with Property Management accounting

  • Experience with the not-for-profit social service industry
  • Experience with Abila MIP general ledger accounting software

  • Accounting and analysis skills
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to assemble and analyze detailed data and summarize into schedules
  • Interest working in a social services, mission-driven, non-profit organization
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong computer/spreadsheet skills with ability to use Excel proficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills which allow the individual too function and interact positively with members of   Finance and other departments.
  • Communication skills to work effectively with department colleagues and other departments
  • Reconcile monthly major bank and investment accounts, including periodic monitoring of operating cash balance, calculating unrealized/realized value, maintain document/transaction backup
  • Reconcile monthly restricted and unrestricted contributions between fundraising system and general ledger including maintain both major donor document records and outstanding pledge receivable balances, calculating discount on future value of payments and allowance on current pledges.
  •  reconciliation, donor detail breakout, revenue/AR analysis.
  • Reconcile the Inn’s social enterprise account (OneSite/Real Page) to subsidiary system monthly and report on revenue, cash receipts, bad debts and receivables.
  • Account and analyze the Inn’s permanent housing accounting, including posting tenant and subsidy rent adjustments, processing rent and security deposit refunds, evaluating and performing receivable write-offs and working with housing property management team to ensure the financial integrity of the rent process, calculating allowances, managing monthly financial review/data import.
  • Create fiscal budget for Managed Housing portfolio in accordance with director of property management which includes revenue/vacancy analysis, staffing updates, payroll allocations, etc
  • Manage and reconcile PSI Abandoned Property, including monitoring outstanding payment status, adjusting outstanding payments on asset/liability accounts, distributing notices, and initiate reporting and payment to Commonwealth of Mass Unclaimed Property Division
  • Manage PSI representative payee process including cash/liability reconciliation, distributions, client relations, and annual social security income verification reporting
  • Reconcile minor bank and loan accounts, including monitoring cash balances and principal/interest
  • Review and approve invoices in Avid ensuring coding accuracy and no duplication
  • Participate in the production, distribution and analysis of monthly internal financial statements.
  • Periodic review and reconciliation of miscellaneous general ledger accounts, including investigating variances from monthly budget-to-actual reports.
  • Annual preparation of audit work papers related to job responsibilities noted above.
  • Perform other additional assignments or projects as requested/directed by supervisor.

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