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Senior Accountant (Remote)

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
General Summary/ Overview:
Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant is a key player on a team that coordinates the preparation of the sophisticated monthly and year-end financial statements. This position performs a wide variety of accounting duties in connection of the month end general ledger closing process and preparation of financial statements, management reports, journal transactions and supporting schedules. Provides detailed analysis of general ledger accounts and prepares appropriate reconciliations. Monitors account transaction activity to ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenues and expenses.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Prepares a variety of recurring financial transactions, reports, and analyses related to (organization and affiliates) operating financial statements, intercompany activity, and other sub ledger activity and schedules.
  • Performs detailed analyses of various general ledger accounts and selected cost centers, as assigned. Reviews activity for accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness, interpreting trends or deviations and making recommendations for corrective action.
  • Prepares analyses of revenue and expense variances, providing management with explanations for current and prior year changes, and projected impact.
  • Prepares monthly journal entries for assigned accounts, ensuring all activity is recorded, adjustments are calculated, and corrections are made. Ensures all assigned accounts are reconciled.
  • Performs balance sheet account reconciliations on our BlackLine software module on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis in preparation for the annual external audit.
  • 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.
  • Responds to questions and solves problems as requested by department managers. This includes responding to questions or problems pertaining to the monthly Vision performance reports, as well as all supporting reports used by department managers to supervise revenues and expenses.
  • Performs a variety of accounting related duties such as suspense account reconciliations, proofreading of financial documents, compilation of financial schedules and participating in special projects as requested.
  • Maintains in an organized manner all on-line supporting back-up for review by external auditors. This includes journal entries, detail trial balance reports, journal entry logs, account reconciliation reports, payroll related data and various supporting general ledger schedules.
  • Act as an (organization) accounting liaison to functional areas within Corporate Finance, such as Financial Instruments, Financial Planning, Benefits, Capital, Special Billing, Cash, Patient A/R, Revenue Finance, Research Finance and all Partners-affiliated financial staff for general ledger activity.
  • Use/s the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Other duties as assigned

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    Qualifications:

    • Self-motivated teammate with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
    • Four to six years of directly related professional prior experience required.
    • Experience as part of a monthly close team, performing analytics on month over month, year over prior year and actual vs budgeted financial results, posting journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, etc.
    • Experience in healthcare and hospital finance preferred, but not a requirement.
    • Excellent digital literacy with spreadsheets and word processing. Knowledge of PeopleSoft and databases, a strong plus.
    • Ability to supervise the CFO on-line close meeting with limited assistance
    • Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility to handle several tasks and deadline pressures.
    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal tact for interacting with all levels of hospital & finance personnel. Must be customer service focused.
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills are required to effectively engage in systemic problem solving and innovative thinking in a timely, accurate, detail- oriented manner.
    • Ability to work optimally in teams, and ability to work autonomously in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Ability to positively internalize constructive feedback for professional development.
    • Must also be able to process routine transactions and identify improvements in execution.
    • Ability to meet deadlines.

      Working Conditions:

      • Fully remote position.
      • Possible local travel to Mass General Brigham sites (pending location of candidate)
      • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Somerville , Senior Accountant (Remote), Accounting, Auditing , Somerville, Massachusetts

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