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Senior Accountant in Watertown

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Job Ref:  313154851
Employer:  Network
Company Name:  Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Industry:  Accounting/Auditing
Job Type:  Full Time
State:  Massachusetts
City:  Watertown
Zip Code:  02471
Job Description:

We've all heard of, or perhaps been in positions where every day is the same, growth opportunities are minimal, and management is unsupportive. At Bright Horizons, we provide our employees with the exact opposite experience! As aSenior Accountantwe can offer you a role that provides variety and excitement, and where you can truly add value. After all, Bright Horizons has been consistently named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." As aSenior Accountant , you will oversee the accounting of multiple centers/schools by analyzing operating results, perform balance sheet reconciliations, and provide accounting guidance to staff accountants, center directors, and Regional Managers. You will use your professional experience to be a leader on the team and integral in helping the team supervisor keep the team performing with excellence. What you will be doing: * Perform month-end accounting for centers/schools, including: reviewing and analyzing operating results and explaining fluctuations, revenue and expense accruals, and client billing. * Communicate regularly via phone, fax, email, and in person with directors/principals, regional managers, and divisional vice presidents to provide accounting expertise and to answer questions and explain accounting practices. * Perform balance sheet reconciliations on a companywide and/or center/school specific level; report, analyze, and correct variances. * Review operating results with senior management; perform accounting for new centers/schools under development and special projects as assigned. * Assist manager in analyzing/reviewing operating results, reconciliations, and various other work performed by team. * Depending on team requirements, you may have one or two direct or indirect reports. Job Requirements * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required; CPA is a plus. * 3-6 years as an accountant with General Ledger experience. * Strong critical thinking abilities, business writing, enthusiasm, and verbal communication skills. * Ability to work in a demanding, changing environment and meet deadlines. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, and Outlook. PeopleSoft experience a plus. Additional Information Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW .Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Having technical issues with your online application? Contact us or .