Overview

Job Location:
Boston

GBH enriches people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

GBH Finance Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining the internal financial control structure and environment that enables GBH to comply with all the applicable laws, regulations, and policies. This encompasses the various business needs of GBH, including the following functions: financial reporting and analysis, payroll, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, and maintenance of the general ledger.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Staff Accountant functions in a professional capacity within GBH’s Finance department and reports to the Financial Close Manager. The principal objective of the position is the efficient and effective management of key organizational accounting needs related to accounts receivable, cash, payroll and benefit liabilities, long-term debt and other reconciliations as needed. The Staff Accountant will work closely with the other members of the GL team, accounts payable, accounts receivable, business unit mangers and budget.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the monthly, quarterly and year-end closes.
  • Reconcile cash and propose timely adjustments, bank transfers, etc. as needed.
  • Calculate and prepare monthly entries relating to accrued expenses, payroll and benefits liabilities, funds held under bond agreement, lease assets and liabilities, and long-term debt, using Workday data.
  • Process payroll adjustment journal entries requested by the business unit managers.
  • Reconcile the above-mentioned accounts and other areas as needed, monthly.
  • Review daily transactions from a GL perspective, including cash application and invoicing.
  • Lead the preparation of related schedules and provide documentation for selections in the year-end audit.
  • Assist with the year-end financial statement, Uniform Guidance and agreed upon procedures audits, as needed.
  • Provide additional analyses relating to cash, accrued expenses, payroll and benefits, long-term debt or other areas deemed necessary based on business needs.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects as needed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience in the Accounting field.
  • Must have experience in accounting either in an audit, departmental or central office setting.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong Excel skills required.
  • Workday experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Possess strong analytical, technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with multiple departments simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with internal controls over accounting and financial reporting.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment. 
  • Possesses strong ethics and acts with integrity.
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely work products when working under pressure.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion with information, as appropriate.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or equivalent work experience.

JOB STATUS

This is a staff position.

GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.