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Accountant

Kforce Finance and Accounting

This is a Full-time position in Boston, MA posted November 23, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kforce has a client that is seeking an Accountant in Boston, MA. Can you picture yourself working for one of -America’s Ideal Employers-? Our client has received numerous awards and accolades due in part to their commitment to diversity, veterans, and fostering innovation. They’ve been named one of Fortune Magazine’s -World’s Most Admired Companies- of 2018 and are included in the -Top 50 Most Innovative Companies- named by Boston Consulting Group. With on-site training and mentoring, they are committed to your professional development as well. Key Tasks:

  • Accountant will oversee offshore team’s production of monthly deliverables including audit confirmation letters and report packages
  • Prepare and/or review general ledger adjusting entries
  • Research and respond to auditor and internal inquiries; Represent on calls and in-person meetings with external auditors and clients
  • Analyze accounting records and be able to clearly articulate fund accounting transactions/processes to clients, external audit firms, and internal business partners
  • As an Accountant, you will engage in developing internal reviews of accounting records and ad-hoc projects and process enhancements
  • Develop a strong knowledge of internal systems, operations, and client structures (i.e., various types of portfolios, deliverables, and client specific requirements)

Job Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience in Fund Accounting or Financial Reporting (4-8 or more years)
  • Experience managing teams of at least 1-3 individuals
  • Strong analytical, prioritization, organizational, and time management skills
  • Quantitative analysis and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work productively within a group and maintain a high degree of independence
  • Skill to partner with internal teams and external clients to ensure resolution of open queries or exception items
  • Excellent problem/issue resolution skills; Good critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to initiate and drive change and process improvements
  • Understanding of various investment types including fixed income, equities, and derivatives
  • Ability to explain general fund accounting principles, cash and asset reconciliation items, and calculation of interest income, amortization, dividends, complex corporate actions, etc.
  • Experience interacting directly with clients and/or auditor strongly preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.