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General Overview Reporting to the GH Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant is a key player on a team that is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the complex monthly and year-end financial statements for the General Hospital. Performs a wide variety of accounting duties in connection with the month end general ledger closing process and preparation of various financial statements, management reports, journal transactions and other supporting schedules. Provides detailed analysis of various general ledger accounts and prepares appropriate reconciliations. Monitors account transaction activity to ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenues and expenses.
Responsibilities Prepares a variety of recurring financial transactions, reports, and analyses related to the GH family operating financial statements, intercompany activity, and other sub ledger activity and schedules.
Performs detailed analyses of various general ledger accounts and selected cost centers, as assigned. Reviews activity for accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness, interpreting trends or deviations and making recommendations for corrective action.
Prepares analyses of revenue and expense variances, providing management with explanations for current and prior year changes, and projected impact.
Prepares monthly journal entries for assigned accounts, ensuring all activity is recorded, adjustments are calculated, and corrections are made. Ensures all assigned accounts are reconciled.
Performs balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis in preparation for the annual external audit.
• Perform ad hoc analyses of issues to support management inquiries for revenue and expenses, all performed within time sensitive deadlines and with a high degree of attention to detail.
Responds to questions and solves problems as requested by department managers. This includes responding to questions or problems pertaining to the monthly performance reports, as well as all supporting reports used by department manages to monitor revenues and expenses.
Performs a variety of accounting related duties such as suspense account reconciliations, proofreading of financial documents, compilation of financial schedules and participating in special projects as requested.
Maintains in an organized manner all supporting back-up in various media for review by external auditors. This includes journal entries, detail trial balance reports, journal entry logs, account reconciliation reports, payroll related data and various supporting general ledger schedules.
Act as GH accounting liaison to functional areas within Corporate Finance, such as Investments, Benefits, Capital, Special Billing, Cash, A/R, Budget, Research Finance, business managers, and all Partners-affiliated financial staff for all general ledger activity.
Qualifications Requires a working knowledge of accounting theory and practices as applied to the healthcare field, typically acquired through a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business. CPA or MBA a plus.
Four to six years of directly related professional prior experience required. Experience in healthcare, hospital finance and fund accounting preferred.
Excellent micro-computer skills with spreadsheets and word processing. Knowledge of PeopleSoft 9.1 and databases, a strong plus.
Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal tact for interacting with all levels of hospital & finance personnel. Must be customer service focused.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills are required to effectively engage in systemic problem solving and innovative thinking in a timely, accurate, detail oriented manner.
Ability to work effectively in teams, and also ability to work autonomously in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to positively internalize constructive feedback for professional development.
A tolerance for ambiguity, changing priorities and unexpected events.
Must also be able to process routine transactions and identify process improvements.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: 3008717-1435_1575100863
About MGH Institute of Health Professions
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).