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Accounts Receivable Accountant

Job ID: BH493957

Category: Accounts Receivable

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Accounts Receivable Accountant

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Job Location: Watertown – Need to be onsite 2-3 days a week.  
Must be Vaccinated.  

Hours: 40

Industry,: Academia

Interview Process: Virtual

Must Haves:

  • BA
  • 2+ years of experience 


  • MS Dynamics experience 


Job Summary/Description:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Financial Reporting (“MFR”), as our Accounts
Receivable Accountant, you will be responsible for ensuring that all financial information is
appropriately and accurately recorded in the accounting system. You have solid accounting
knowledge and will be responsible for accurate billing practices, analyzing and monitoring
aging reports and improving on current procedures. You will play a pivotal role in the financial
processes associated with the iCanConnect federal program. In addition, you are also
responsible for managing daily accounting tasks, cash management, general ledger
reconciliations and other support as necessary to the Finance and Accounting Services Team.
As an organization, we encourage our employees to:
? Think Courageously: Pave the way for change. Be creative, curious & resilient.
Challenge yourself to try, fail and try again. Think big and embrace unconventional
? Take Ownership: Don’t wait, initiate. Invest fully in your work. Own your choices.
Deliver results. Have a bias for action and a dedication to quality.
? Be Collaborative: Create a diverse and inclusive community. Foster positive
relationships. Communicate openly & respectfully. Build trust and operate with integrity.
Be willing to disagree, commit and keep moving.
Across all departments, these actions are fundamental in helping Perkins achieve its mission
of building a world where people with complex disabilities and visual impairments can learn
and thrive. If these sound like you, we encourage you to consider a career at Perkins.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations include the following:
Revenue and Accounts Receivable:
? Coordinate with and administer agreements/contracts with various local and federal
agencies and LEA’s as related to specific revenue categories
? Obtain and review source data from other departments to ensure accurate billing and
revenue recognition
? Using lead revenue schedules prepare, generate and send invoices for various
departments as appropriate
? iCanConnect Program:
? Manage all aspects of the quarterly filing/reimbursement request, and six-month
reporting requirements, to the FCC
? Review transactional detail and supporting documentation
? Conduct analysis of revenue and deferred revenue accounts and prepare journal
entries as necessary
? Perform daily cash management activities and distribution of cash forecast; apply and
process various payment types, deposit funds and maintain precise payment records
? Actively investigate, reconcile and resolve customer account and payment
? Analyze and monitor aging reports and conduct collection calls as necessary
General Accounting and Administration:
? Document, analyze, reconcile and maintain complete and accurate supporting
information for all financial transactions to include lead workbook and audit schedules
? Prepare and review journal entries related to areas of responsibility
? General ledger account reconciliations
? Assist and ensure timely month and year-end close processes
? Ensure compliance with internal financial controls and procedures and federal and
state regulations
? Assist and participate in annual financial statement and uniform guidance audits
? Assist in providing data for the 990 and Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report
? Support the Manager of Financial Reporting with various reporting needs
? Establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external teams
and individuals to promote and achieve the goals of the organization
? Participate in and lead meetings to provide and/or gather information related to areas
of responsibility.
? Liaison to admissions, educational programs, school districts and local and federal
? Identify and communicate opportunities for accounting and billing efficiencies
? Participate in ongoing in-service training and other staff meetings
? Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills
? Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills
? Able to meet deadlines, without sacrifice of detail or accuracy
? Ability to understand and comply with multiple regulatory requirements
? Excellent capabilities and skills in problem analysis/solving, organization and
recordkeeping and time management
? Strong computer skills and proficiency with Excel at an advanced level
? Bachelor’s Degree
? 2 or more years of relevant experience
? Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL preferred

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: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Watertown, Massachusetts