Staff Accountant

Location: Andover, MA
Job Code: 163
# of openings: 1



POSITION TITLE:   Staff Accountant                     REPORTING TO:  Sr. Financial Mgr., Accounting

DEPARTMENT:       Accounting                            DIRECT REPORTS:  None





The Staff Accountant will play a key role in the month-end close and A/R billing processes.  Staff Accountant will spend 50% of their time supporting the Senior Billing Specialist bill, collect and review aging reports with sponsors.  The remaining time will be allocated towards assisting in the general ledger close.  In particular with the preparation of the monthly financial package, the year-end review, issuing the annual GAAP financial statements, and state & local tax reporting.




  • Creating pass-through cost and investigator fee invoices
  • Track invoice payments, including collections follow-ups
  • Assist with A/R reporting and comments
  • Complete duties assigned for the Month-end close process
  • Cash application and reconciliations
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Prepaid expenses accounting
  • Review expense reports for accuracy, appropriate backup, and compliance with company policy
  • Assisting with year-end review and preparation of GAAP financials          
  • Some state & local tax reporting (Property, Use Tax, etc.)
  • Preparing and analyzing ad hoc reports in NetSuite ERP system and Excel, as required
  • Become expert NetSuite user while also assisting with implementation of new NetSuite product modules as required




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 1-3 years previous work experience in accounting department or accounting firm
  • Solid understanding of basic GAAP accounting duties and principles
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, etc))
  • Attention to detail is mandatory
  • Time management skills to maximize productivity & meet, or exceed, deadline-driven goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work well with others including senior management and team members .

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