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Senior Accountant

Job ID: BH412410

Category: Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

enior Accountant


The Senior Accountant is responsible for the timely and accurate execution of the financial transactions of the finance team, day to day accounting functions of the business as well as monthly close processes, related reporting and analysis. The Senior Accountant assists Management as required with these and all other company accounting functions to meet all requirements and support operations and the Company.

The Senior Accountant will lead and supervise the Finance team to provide high quality advice and support, promoting a professional environment and building a department reputation for accuracy and efficiency. The Senior Accountant is an active, hands on participate in the day to day functions of the finance department, collaborating with Management as well as the other Supervisors and Staff in the department to execute all tasks and responsibilities timely and accurately to meet set goals and deadlines.

Management and Leadership Responsibilities


  • Supervise Finance team of 2-3 staff members, managing the day to day finance activities focused primarily on, but not limited to, General Ledger functions, Cash Application, Accounts Payable, Month End Processing and other General Accounting responsibilities
  • Provide leadership for the team including ensuring proper procedures are followed, maintaining consistent methods and standards, provides relevant updates and communications to the team, and implementation of new ideas and process improvement
  • Responsible for performance management, coaching, cross training, segregation of duties, issue resolution, efficient operation of the team, and professional learning and development of all staff members
  • Updates and communicates to staff policies, procedures, methods and guidelines as needed and manage all related finance activities to support to the finance manager and business as a whole
  • Handles responding and resolving questions/issues from staff, escalating issues as needed to provide resolutions
  • Ensure the finance team operates efficiently, with work performed accurately and timely, meeting financial internal and external reporting requirements and set deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with Operations, Project managers and other Supervisors and Finance staff members as needed to support the Finance Department, Operations and overall Company



Financial Primary Responsibilities


  • Active participant in daily and monthly accounting functions of the finance department
  • Perform day to day finance functions as required by department and delegated by finance manager, sharing and cross training responsibilities with staff accountant as required
  • Provide and perform high quality transactional support, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll and general ledger
  • Perform full cycle month end closing procedures including, but not limited to, accruals, prepaids, fixed assets, intercompany transactions, cash, and all other required journal entries, as well as related analysis and reconciliations
  • Own Monthly Revenue and Cost accruals, working with reporting staff and Billing Supervisor for timely and accurate supporting data in order to facilitate accurate monthly accruals and timely compilation of information at month end close
  • Support accurate revenue tracking by collaborating with Billing Supervisor and Operations Managers to enforce maintaining up to date Committed Costs, WIP reporting, Job Trackers accuracy and related data maintenance
  • Full monthly balance sheet reconciliations ensuring accuracy and issue resolution on a timely basis
  • Oversee company credit card coding to ensure proper documentation for GL coding, and enforcing timely submissions
  • Compile weekly payroll files for appropriate recording including appropriate employee job costing, coding, completion of account reconciliation balances and working with management as needed on variances
  • Complete General Ledger oversight and account analysis, including identifying inconsistencies and variances and making corrections as required
  • Responsible for Weekly reporting review and verification including but not limited to Cashflow, Timesheets, AP and AR reporting
  • Cash and Banking related functions including approval of positive pay files, stop payments, exemptions and cashflow reporting
  • Review, determination and verification of GL coding for invoices and process approvals in AP finance system
  • Work collaboratively with staff accountant on cross training and backup, designation of weekly and ad hoc tasks and for month end close
  • Manage financial system activity postings, monthly and year end closing processes
  • Coordinate and communicate preclosing and closing procedures and schedule with Finance and Operations
  • Manage the preparation of monthly financial statements, including accuracy of job costing entries and statement
  • Review financial activity with Management with the ability to interpret and explain results, including variance analysis and research
  • Preparation of internal/external scheduled reporting to meet requirements and assist with any ad hoc reporting as requested
  • Work with Finance team members to research and resolve financial related transactions as needed
  • Manage the financial systems and processes to ensure financial and systems integrity, including any system administrative tasks, assist finance team members and troubleshoot issues as necessary, with a focus on systems and process improvement recommendations to management
  • Collaborate with outside financial system consultants to address system issues and questions, implement needed requirements to meet compliance as well as address changes needed in both system and procedures as the Company and clients’ requests evolve
  • Work collaboratively with and support tax department on proper filings of tax returns, tax issues, questions and issue as needed, as well as with outside consultant as needed on tax related issues
  • Assist and support with all Company internal and external audits as required by management, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards, control objectives and internal company policies
  • Process improvement initiatives and documentation of internal standard operating procedures
  • Other ad hoc projects, financial reporting and responsibilities as required to support ongoing requirements of a growing company and department

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 5-12 years of GL accounting experience
  • Prior Supervisory Experience of 2-4 Years Minimum
  • Previous experience in construction, job costing or service provider accounting preferred, not required
  • Previous experience with Timberline software preferred, specially the General Ledger, A/P, A/R, Job Cost, Contracts and Billing modules a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work for oneself and staff to meet set deadlines
  • Strong time management, planning and organizational skills
  • High level numerical and analytical skills, including ability to analyze, research data and resolve discrepancies
  • Ability to multitask in a deadline driven environment and shift priorities as needed
  • Ability to seek out information and resolve issues independently to resolution with minimal management oversight and input
  • Staff supervision and team management is essential
  • Comfortable working autonomously but within a team
  • Advanced level of computer literacy, including Financial Systems and Microsoft Office is essential (Advanced Excel including VLookups and Pivot Tables)
  • Ability to use shared workflow technology (Microsoft Office, SharePoint and iCloud)
  • Comfortable interfacing with both client and internal remote resources and having staff at multi-site locations

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: Burlington, Massachusetts