Job Openings

Accounting Manager

Job ID: BH346388

Category: Senior Accountant, CPA, Accounting Manager

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Job location: Boston/Remote

Industry & Company size: large, privately held financial service company

Why open: Newly created position

3-5 years of overall experience is ideal (but will look at anyone with 2-8 years of experience), and can look at someone straight from public accounting, a public accounting/industry mix or someone directly from industry with no public accounting if they come from a financial service company with relevant accounting

Financial service industry experience

Info on job:
Newly created position. Role will be an individual contributor and responsible for operational GL accounting within one of the business units of a large financial service company. Will have exposure to senior leaders and will carve out of a strong career path for someone within the company.

Job Description:

Are you are organized and view things analytically with accurate attention to detail? Do you value making sure accounting transactions and financial results are reported accurately and communicated well. Will you demonstrate passion, energy, and an eagerness to learn and are a standout colleague who takes initiative and works constructively with colleagues to achieve team goals. If so, please join our team!

As a Manager, you will be responsible for assisting with complex revenue close processes and coordinating monthly close activities that support the business. You’ll have core responsibilities working with business and finance partners relating to monthly and quarterly financial reporting processes. You will also be focused on streamlining accounting close activities as well as coordinating the financial statement close process.


The Expertise We’re Looking For


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA and/or advanced degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience 

  • Ability to coach, develop and lead performance and output of team members

  • Experience managing projects and/or small teams of people

  • Solid understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, practices and internal controls

  • Experience designing and implementing accounting processes and financial systems

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines


The Skills You Bring


  • Highly motivated, flexible, quality focused teammate with excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex organizational/ownership structures.

  • Ability to work independently and exhibit both independent thinking and good judgment.

  • You have strong financial analysis skills and the ability to solve problems independently or as part of a team.

  • You have a strong understanding of financial/accounting principles as well as a sense of accountability and ownership in your work.

  • You can identify process improvements and recommend changes to existing business and system policies and procedures in addition to leading special project teams to implement changes.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills that create and maintain strong, constructive relationships with business partners.

  • You are focused on details while maintaining a broad view of business objectives.

  • The ability to manager on multiple projects concurrently and meet tight deadlines.

  • Stong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (particularly Excel and Powerpoint).

  • Solid understanding of financial systems and multi-dimensional reporting tools (i.e., Oracle and Essbase).

  • The ability to manage and review the work of others.


The Value You Deliver


  • Work closely with finance, business, accounting policy and BU accounting teams to ensure the transactions you review or perform for your legal entities are being accurately recorded in the G/L

  • Involved in new product launches ensuring any new transactions are recorded accurately

  • Actively participate in coordinating month end accounting close responsibilities, such as reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance analysis

  • Provide well written financial commentary and present these results during any financial reporting reviews

  • Assist in coordinating the annual audit process with external auditors, including the preparation of financial statements and audit schedules

  • Perform quarterly reviews for  financials

  • Participate in any financial control assessments for processes that you own

  • Participate in the response to inquiries from management, auditors, and regulatory agencies

  • Participate in and lead the development and completion of special projects

  • Cross train with other members of the team to gain better overall team experience on the different products being supported.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Boston, Massachusetts