Senior Accountant

Boston, MA

Posted: 09/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract-To-Hire Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 175182 Pay Rate: $75,000

Are you highly motivated and detailed? Are you looking to expand your abilities to fast-paced organization? A privately-held, physics-driven integrated drug discovery company seeks a bright and passionate Senior Accountant to join their team on a contract basis. However, this position has the potential to convert into permanent work. This is an exciting and new opportunity for a self-proclaimed go-getter looking for an innovative and dynamic environment in the Greater Boston Area.

  • Forecast key costs and maintain cost clarity into projects as well as day to day of the Company
  • Work directly with senior management to create financial metrics for reporting on a monthly basis
  • Partner with departments throughout the company to develop and manage department budgets, P&L and forecast/planning
  • Derive critical operational rationale for partnerships
  • Help company get ahead of the puck on key procurement and contract negotiations
  • Oversee accounting activities including the preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial statements
  • Maintain the accuracy of the general ledger, a timely monthly closing cycle, and the preparation of GAAP financial statements 
  • Track and maintain expenses and invoices
  • Streamline the company’ s AP and AR processes

  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 3 to 4 years of experience 
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, and other cloud-based accounting systems (Netsuite, etc.)
  • High attention to detail 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Nice to Haves:
  • Ability to work in an early stage start-up environment
  • Experience in the life sciences industry a plus
  • Capacity to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationship 
  • Aptitude to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical and collaborative

Job ID: 175182

Please note, our client is only considering local candidates currently. Thank you!

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