Senior GL Accountant - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Accounting, the Senior GL Accountant is responsible for performing system maintenance on the Colleague general ledger, reconciling and analyzing and reviewing various general ledger accounts, producing daily and ad-hoc cash flow reports, assisting the Director of Accounting with monthly and fiscal year-end closing activities, and overseeing other accounting and business activities as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. General Ledger System Maintenance – Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Colleague general ledger system.  Duties include performing daily posting procedures, updating general ledger accounts, review system maintenance and error reports on a weekly basis, and other system maintenance as required.
  2. Daily Cash & Treasury Reporting – Responsible for the preparation of daily and ad-hoc cash and treasury reporting.  Confirm activity to bank balances, and prepare cash management forecasts.
  3. Payroll Reconciliations and Verifications – On a biweekly basis, confirm the posting of payroll data from the Colleague payroll system to the general ledger, prepare the biweekly benefit allocation journal entry, and prepare journal entries for various tax and benefit remittances.  Reconcile the quarterly 941 payroll tax filing to the general ledger.
  4. General Ledger Account Reconciliations, Analysis, and Entries – Reconcile multiple general ledger accounts, including various inventories, benefit withholdings, miscellaneous liabilities, and other accounts as assigned.  Analyze activity within each account and prepare any necessary journal entries to ensure the account is accurate.  Prepare workpapers for assigned accounts for review by the Director of Accounting as requested. 
  5. Monthly and Fiscal Year-End Accounting Procedures – Assist the Director of Accounting during the monthly and fiscal year-end closing process by running financial statements from the general ledger, producing ad-hoc reports as needed, preparing work-papers in association with the yearly audit, and performing the relevant closing procedures in the Colleague general ledger system.  Assist in financial statement preparation and schedules for the Form 990.
  6. Manage Abandoned Property Program – Manage the College’s abandoned property program, including identifying qualified property, performing due diligence requirements and other necessary research, and preparing the annual report to be filed with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  7. Procedures and Manuals - Maintain procedure manuals for all phases of the job function.
  8. Form 3-ABC - Annual filing of the Form 3-ABC with the City of Boston.
  9. FBAR – Foreign bank account reporting
  10. Perform ad hoc analyses and other tasks as necessary.

Required Skills

  1. Project coordination skills, including ability to arrange and coordinate a variety of financial and business procedures.  Strong analytical skills are essential.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with financial staff, faculty, administrators, auditors, government agencies, bank personnel and other non-college personnel in regard to the financial records of the college.
  3. Must be able to operate independently.
  4. Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and an ability to comprehend enterprise system general ledger fundamentals.  Experience with Colleague receivables and general ledger modules preferred.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.

Required Experience

  1. Minimum of five years accounting or business experience, including account reconciliations and analysis.  Bachelor degree in accounting preferred.

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Senior GL Accountant
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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