Reporting to the Senior Accounting Analyst, the Senior Accountant performs a variety of accounting duties related to the month end and year-end closing process which includes preparation of journal transactions and supporting schedules. Provides analyses and reconciliations of various general ledger accounts. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for compiling the schedules and information required in the general year-end audit and the A-133 audit.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
1) 30% Prepares journal transactions for Institute specific revenue and expense activities (tuition and fees, gift income, miscellaneous income, supplies and outside services, financial aid, and voucher expense.)
2) 30% Performs and reviews monthly analysis of P&L activities for accuracy and reasonableness. Reconciles complex balance sheet accounts monthly and resolves any variances.
3) 10% Acts as the Institute's accounting liaison to the different programs and departments responding to questions and providing solutions as requested by department managers.
4) 10% Assists in the preparation of general audit and A-133 audit schedules and requirements of the internal and external auditors with Institute programs, departments and Partners Finance.
5) 10% 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.
6) 5% Assists in preparation of financial reports as required for external reports or agencies.
7) 5% Trains and cross trains on key functions with all members of the Finance Department. Support special projects as needed. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Qualifications Self-motivated and flexible team player with Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Four to six years of directly related professional experience required. Experience in higher education or Fund Accounting a strong plus.
a) Administrative Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills; self motivated, resourceful, and able to take initiative; excellent interpersonal skills, including strong customer service orientation; ability to work effectively as member of team. b) Technical Skills - Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel. Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial System is desirable. Knowledge of database programs such as Adaptive Planning, and Datatel desirable.
c) Physical Capabilities - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and communicate orally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel is necessary in this position.
EEO Statement The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Internal Number: 3004137-1435_1581494452
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).