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Our client, a prestigious University in Boston, is looking for a permanent Staff Accountant who will serve as a key member of the General Accounting and Financial Reporting team. This position has the potential to work a hybrid schedule under the University’s remote work guidelines.

Major duties of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for reconciling all investment accounts; examines transactions in these accounts to ensure completeness and accuracy, distributes monthly reconciliation reports to and works to resolve reconciling items in a timely manner.
  • Prepare investment account roll-forward schedules to outline beginning/ending investment balances, activity by transaction type, and eliminating of non-cash transactions.
  • Support the preparation of Federal, state, and international tax filings through compiling and analyzing reports based mainly on investment K-1 information.
  • Coordinates with other members of General Accounting and other various departments to ensure month-end closing procedures are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual external audit, including preparing schedules and support related to audit selections.
  • Assist in the preparation of investment related surveys.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
  • Must have at least 1 year of accounting experience, preferably public accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, including complex formulas to acquire, organize, and analyze data.
  • Ability to analyze data to determine relevant conclusions and suggest appropriate actions to management.

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