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Beth Israel Lahey Health Senior Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

The Senior Accountant is responsible for journal entry processing, account analysis, statement preparation, review of budget variances and audit follow up for BILH entities.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  1. Prepares Entities’ financial statements on a monthly basis. These financial statements are as follows: Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, Accounts Receivable Statement, Cash Forecast, Variance Analysis, and Account Analysis.

  2. Prepares journal entries and accruals to make the Entities General Ledger reflect annual operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Reviews journal entries prepared by the staff accountants.

  3. During the year-end external audit, functions as a resource and prepares detailed analysis and supporting schedules used by external auditors. Reviews audit schedules prepared by the staff accountants to comply with reporting requirements of the Audit.

  4. Prepares analysis of cash receipts and disbursements daily for use by Fiscal Services Management in making investment decisions. Trains new staff members regarding cash processing.

  5. Investigates variances from budget on all operating accounts. Contacts all levels of Entity management to obtain information or clarification on reasons for variances. Performs detailed analysis of activity in various General Ledger accounts including bank accounts and accounts receivable aged trial balances.

  6. Acts as a working supervisor on physical inventories; from the inventory count and input, reconciliation to General Ledger, determines reasons for differences and prepares inventory statements.

  7. Audits vendor payment packages prepared by Accounts Payable Assistants for compliance with Entity’s policy, completeness of documentation, and propriety of accounting treatment. Resolves discrepancies in any of the above areas.

  8. Prepares procedures for various operations of accounting department, maintains procedures manual and update chart of accounts manual.

  9. Conducts training sessions on various responsibilities of accounting department. Assists in training of new personnel. Functions as a resource person and the first layer of support for staff accountant's procedural and personal compute questions.

  10. Prepares analysis for departmental requests on an as needed basis and provides follow up communication with Entity’s personnel.

  11. Oversee fixed assets by:

  • Create and monitor improved system of controls, procedures and forms for recordation of fixed assets

  • Recommend any updates to accounting policies related to fixed assets

  • Develop improved processes to record acquisitions and dispositions of fixed assets

  • Track compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts timely and accurately

  • Reconcile subledger and general ledger asset and depreciation balances

  • Investigate the potential obsolescence of fixed assets

  • Conduct periodic impairment reviews of intangible assets

  • Conduct physical counts and identification of fixed assets

  • Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets and assist auditors as necessary

  • Prepares journal entries, reports and ad hoc requests

  • Conducts analyses, provides consulting, and makes recommendations

  • Actively support budget preparation, forecasts and analysis

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Licensure, Certification & Registration:



3-5 years’ related work experience required

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

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.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

Working knowledge of Workday Financial Accounting Systems is a plus

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Physical Requirements & Environment:

Close work (paperwork, visual examination), Color vision/perception, Visual monotony, Visual clarity <3 feet, Conversation, Monitoring Equipment, Telephone.

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

This job requires constant sitting, Keyboard use, frequent Power Grasping using one hand, Fine Manipulation using one hand.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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