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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Accounting Supervisor in Woburn, Massachusetts

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Accounting Supervisor

Department Description:The Accounting Supervisor opportunity, working in the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) Accounting Department, will be located in Woburn, MA.

Job Location:Woburn, MA

Req ID:37338BR

Job Summary:The Accounting Supervisor- Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) role reports to the Assistant Controller, and is a key role within the Accounting Department. The Accounting Supervisor supervises and guides the HMFP Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants in ensuring journal entries and reconciliation schedules are completed in an accurate and timely fashion to ensure financial statements are produced in accordance with the monthly close calendar. This position also works closely with senior management of all departments to ensure accurate and timely monthly financial statements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and trains HMFP Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants on HMFP's monthly close process; including preparing and loading journal entries, and monthly reconciliation schedules to ensure balances carried in the financial statements are accurate and valid.

  • Supervises the month end close process including the production of accurate and timely financial statements on both an accrual and cash basis.

  • Reviews and provides feedback to Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants on monthly account reconciliations and journal entries to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial statements. In conjunction with the Assistant Controller, work directly with the team to resolve any variances and propose remediating journal entries.

  • Assists management and acts as technical resource to staff. Serves as a 'go-to' person. Helps staff research and brainstorm solutions to remediate problems and/or questions.

  • Assists management with production of year-end audited financial statements with accompanying footnotes.

  • Has the authority to direct and support managers with functional area responsibilities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 2-3 Indirect Reports: None

  • Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required. Master's degree preferred.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required

  • A strong understanding of the principles of accrual accounting. Strong accounting and analytical skills, to perform account reconciliations and account analysis. Self-directed and motivated, with ability to work independently as well as leading and supervising multiple projects.

  • Proven ability to apply critical reasoning skills and professional judgment. High level of planning, organization and attention to detail, with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Proven ability and motivation to act as a change agent to streamline and improve processes. Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic.

  • 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:

  • EPICOR and/or Financial Reporting experience.

  • Experience working in healthcare.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

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