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Shawmut Design and Construction Senior Staff Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts

Since our founding in 1982, Shawmut Design and Construction (a 100% employee-owned company) has been recognized as a Best Place To Work 53 times by our employee-owners. At Shawmut, you will have the opportunity to own your career and deliver impact within our culture of ownership and innovation focused around providing the gold standard of client service for the world’s most recognizable and elite brands and institutions.

This role will work within our Corporate Finance department and assist with accounting and financial reporting for the Company. Primary functions include but are not limited to, producing daily and monthly financial reports for Cash, Accounts Receivable, and other balance sheet accounts as needed. This position will be an integral member of the department and provide support during the month end close process by performing detailed analysis and reconciliations for various general ledger accounts, including research and documentation of budget variances for general and administrative expenses.


  • Record and reconcile bank activity for specific cash accounts, along with daily reporting on cash balances and receipts

  • Research and respond to cash receipt related inquiries from project teams

  • Produce weekly and monthly A/R aging reports for distribution

  • Reconcile contract notes, receivables, and other accounts as needed

  • Assist in month end close process by preparing various account reconciliations, including cash, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, and deposits\

  • Prepare and record monthly recurring and as needed entries to the general ledger

  • Meet with department business partners to review G&A costs and compare actual costs to budgeted costs to prepare variance reports for management

  • B.A. in accounting required

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with the general ledger

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals

  • Experience in construction or related field is a plus

  • Must have strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize a varying degree of tasks

  • Strong analytical and organization skills with the ability to understand the demands of a growing business

  • Have the ability to work independently and feel comfortable juggling various tasks with multiple deadlines

  • Must possess a proactive work ethic and be a self-starter who has the ability to seek out needed information and collaborate effectively

  • Intelligent, agile, and diligent individual

  • Professional and collaborative communication skills

  • Strong excel skills a must

  • Familiarity with CMiC, Textura, or Concur is helpful, but not required.

  • Experience in public accounting (CPA) preferred, but not required.


ID: 2019-4400

Division: Internal Operations

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Street: 560 Harrison Avenue