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Junior Staff Accountant

  • Profession:

    Accounting & Finance
  • Specialty:

    Accountant
  • City:

    Boston
  • State:

    MA
  • Status:

    Open
  • Type:

    Direct Hire
  • Job Id:

    78213

Description:

A non-profit organization in Boston, MA is seeking a Junior Staff Accountant to join their team (pay is up to $55K) As the Junior Staff Accountant, you will be in charge of heavy reconciliations of investment activity. This role is ideal for anyone with 3-5 years of accounting experience which should include preparing complex bank account reconciliations. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Junior Staff Accountant:

  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and postings of activity for investment pools, including communicating and resolving issues with the investment managers and posting of information to the general ledger
  • Reconcile bank account statements to general ledger balances on a monthly basis and prepares journal entries to resolve reconciling amounts
  • Reconcile reports of other invested assets to general ledger on monthly basis and prepares journal entries to post activity
  • Prepare account reconciliations, journal entry preparation as part of quarterly budget review and general ledger close as well as annual audit
  • Track quarterly investment manager statements and reconciles amounts reported internally to the amounts reported on the quarterly statements received from the investment managers
  • Inventory AUP's (agreed-upon procedures), letters received from investment managers, as well as, the nature and timing of the independent auditor report
  • Collect and track annual audited statements from investment managers, identifying the nature of the auditor's opinion, unqualified or qualified, GAAP or non-GAAP, as well as, identify and reconcile any differences that may have been reported
  • Provide backup to other staff in Finance office including processing of daily cash receipts, processing of new gifts (including stock transactions), administrative expense (A/P), and grants payable
  • Prepare monthly departmental and initiative financial reports, performing preliminary review of activity to identify posting errors
  • Enter adjustments to postings of journal entries and invoice payments to correct accounts charged and descriptions entered
  • Assist with the annual external audit, including assistance with preparation of work papers
  • Participate in Foundation-wide meetings, teams, and/or events as required, and perform other duties as assigned
Requirements for the Junior Staff Accountant:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Experience preparing complex bank account reconciliations
  • Experience preparing reconciliations of investment activity and posting investment returns
  • Knowledge of standard accounting operating procedures and principles preferred
  • Experience performing cash receipt and disbursement processing
  • Knowledge of fixed asset depreciation schedules
  • Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting for not-for-profits preferred
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

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