The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office days and work from home days.
ABOUT MGH INSTITUTE:
MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston that provides entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education have been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers. Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers continuing education to practicing professionals.
The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass General Brigham (MGB), the largest private employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Institute has been recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For." A leading health sciences educational institution, MGH Institute provides students with outstanding academic programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation.
MGH Institute of Health Professions has announced an organization-wide anti-racism initiative to think boldly about race and bring together all members of the IHP community to address systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The plan seeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment and better support the diverse communities the school serves. We are excited about this new initiative and are hiring employees who are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and will contribute to our anti-racism and anti-oppression approach.
Reporting to the Director of Accounting and Reporting, the Senior Accountant supports the monthly and year-end close process and reconciles asset, liability, revenue and expense accounts. The position requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently to complete regular and ad-hoc assignments.
Develop in depth knowledge related to the Institute's accounting structure and systems, including both income statement and balance sheet accounts.
Reconcile all balance sheet and revenue and expense accounts, including complex system reconciliation of Cash and Student AR accurately and within time sensitive deadlines.
Responsible for monthly upload of balance sheet reconciliations to MGB account reconciliation software.
During the financial close, prepare journal entries to properly record financial transactions and update monthly close package within time sensitive deadlines.
Assists with monthly review and analysis of actual/budget variances and effectively communicate and present issues to appropriate levels of finance and management.
Assist in preparing external financial reports, including but not limited to MGH Institute Annual Report, Annual IPEDS Survey (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), Nurse Faculty Loan Program Annual Report (NFLP), and New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) Annual Reporting.
Update accounting policies and procedures and ensure that policies and procedures are complete and accurate on the Institute's intranet.
Promote a customer service environment, including providing support to multiple constituents including faculty, staff, and students.
Develop and prepare a variety of regular and ad hoc reporting analyses and projects for issues related to management inquiries for revenue, assets and liabilities and expenses, all performed within time sensitive deadlines and with a high degree of attention to detail.
Bachelor's degree in accounting. CPA or MBA preferred.
Four to six years of experience.
Direct experience with higher education or Fund Accounting preferred.
Self-motivated and flexible team player.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong customer service orientation.
Ability to work effectively as member of team.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to research issues and process complex transactions and procedures.
Professionalism and maturity when dealing with all constituencies both internally and externally.
Able to identify, recommend and implement accordingly opportunities for change and improvement.
Strong computer skills, advanced use of Excel.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial System is desirable.
Knowledge of database programs such as Adaptive Planning, and Datatel desirable.
EEO Statement The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).