Accountant

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Needham, MA4.0

Full-time
Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of more than 100 highly-skilled primary care physicians and specialists who are affiliated with the renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. Our Central Office is located in Needham, MA.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 26850BR

Job Summary: Initiates journal entries, maintains detailed supporting analyses, schedules and assists with the preparation of BIDHC/APG's financial statements. Performs analysis on variances from budgeted or forecasted results. Applies basic principles and theories of accounting to various transactions to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Essential Responsibilities:
Tracks and prepares analysis of Fixed Asset purchases and disposals monthly for use by management. Prepares entries to record Fixed Asset depreciation on a monthly basis.
Prepares analysis and supplemental schedules used by management and external auditors in conjunction with BIDHC/APG's monthly close process and annual audit process under deadline pressure in order to close books promptly and comply with reporting requirements of Management and the Audit Committee.
Performs detailed analysis of activity in various General Ledger accounts, most on a regularly scheduled basis.
Investigates variances from budget on assigned operating accounts. Contacts department heads to obtain information or clarification on reasons for variances.
Prepares journal entries and accruals to make BIDHC/APG's General Ledger reflect actual operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Journal entries relate to areas including quality incentives, accruals, reclass entries, earned time, and miscellaneous cash collections.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance or Business.
1-3 years related work experience required.
The knowledge of mechanics of various accounting systems and the relationship of those systems to each other, the General Ledger, and the financial statements.
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Competencies:
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally