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Alert Innovation Senior Accountant (Corporate) in Billerica, Massachusetts

Alert Innovation is a growing start-up with a mission to re-invent retailing through robotics, and we are seeking to hire people who love their work and want it to be meaningful, strive for excellence, and want to work in a collaborative, team-oriented culture. We are looking for a Senior Accountant to drive the accuracy and efficiency of our corporate accounting. This person will become a super user in our new ERP system and will leverage that knowledge to ensure our corporate transactions are entered timely and accurately while also applying analytical and organizational skills to assist in an efficient month end close.

What Will You Do?

  • Drive all month end close activities outside of project accounting: reconciliations (cash, AR, AP, other balance sheet accounts), analysis of accounts and financial statements, preparing and posting journal entries, financial reporting.

  • Perform Treasury functions (manage cash between bank accounts, enter ACHs and wires, maintain wire templates, administer the bank site, and support internal controls and access rights)

  • Process bi-weekly payroll: collaborate with HR to ensure all changes are correctly captured in our payroll/ HRIS system, make adjustments as necessary, and process payroll timely and accurately.

  • Other payroll duties: drive efficiencies throughout the process, help design and administer internal controls, distribute headcount reporting, collaborate with HR and Corporate Controller to drive improvements throughout the process.

  • Become a super user of the ERP system: be the consumer, inputter, and auditor of information.

  • PP&E accounting: maintain our manual records (excel) for our PP&E. Review monthly ERP transactions in ERP accounts to determine accuracy, post in excel records, and calculate and post depreciation. Assist in implementing PP&E system module when ready/ necessary.

  • Accounts Payable management: supervise team of two accounting clerks that are responsible for processing and payment of vendor invoices. Assist with ERP questions and problems, manage weekly pay releases, and assist in communicating with internal and external parties for all topics related to Accounts Payable.

  • Accounts Receivable management: reconcile and review AR aging monthly with Corporate Controller. Work with customers to resolve late payments.

  • Taxes: assist with filing of state sales taxes monthly and quarterly, as necessary.

  • Collaborate with the project accounting group and support month end project accounting when necessary.

  • Work with Finance and Business Systems teams to continue development of financial reporting package from our new ERP system.

  • Assist Corporate Controller with ad hoc projects and analysis when necessary.

What Are We Looking For?

  • 5+ years of experience in an accounting role within a public accounting firm, retail, and/or manufacturing company.

  • Understanding of ERP financial systems (Microsoft Dynamics experience preferred, but not required).

  • CPA or MBA preferred but not required.

  • Solid understanding of accounting with some experience in month end closes and payroll processing/ management.

  • Expertise in Excel, from financial analysis to databases.

  • BS degree in accounting with interest in business.


All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.

  • The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”.

  • The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability.

  • The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities.

  • The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty.

What Do We Offer?

Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.

Every employee is granted stock options which vest over four years.

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package starting on your first date of employment:

  • No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.

  • 9 Paid Holidays.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and 401K + company match.

  • Tuition & work-related training reimbursement programs.

  • Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.

The above list is only a summary of some of our benefits and is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation. To hear more, please visit:

Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.