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Senior Staff Accountant

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager on the general ledger accounting team and is primarily responsible for providing support throughout the monthly financial statement close process. This individual will be expected to perform a variety of accounting tasks in an effective and efficient manner to ensure the Company’s financial records are accurate and the Company maintains compliance with internal and external financial reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities

• Prepare journal entries as required during the monthly close process for the general ledger accounting team.

• Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to gather information needed to complete the monthly close process.

• Prepare monthly account reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts and maintain documentation in cloud-based reconciliation software.

• Maintain ownership of Fixed Asset ledger and all associated processes.

• Collaborate with Accounts Payable team and provide oversight on their accounting related processes as needed.

• Manage lease accounting workbooks.

• Assist with submission of monthly financial results to parent company.

• Assist with preparation of monthly financial reporting deck for executive team.

• Assist with maintenance of internal control framework and the associated documentation requirements.

• Assist in preparation for annual audits, including interacting with auditors.

• Assist with technical accounting research.

• Perform ad-hoc analysis and other job-related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

• 3+ years of experience in related Accounting roles

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in a detailed monthly close environment.

• Experience with ICFR audits.

• Experience with Fixed Assets.

• Strong PC Skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Dynamics GP.

• Strong knowledge of GAAP and/or IFRS.

• Self-starter who will excel in a fast-paced, high-growth, and deadline-oriented environment.

• Strong work ethic and team player.

• Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information.

• Demonstrated organization and attention to detail.

• Strong interpersonal skills that include effective skills in written communication, oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving with other departments and colleagues.

• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of patient data privacy.

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Passion, Patients, Innovation, and Collaboration.


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