Accountant - HMFP
Department Description: This is a Full-Time opportunity to work with the Accounting Department at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP), and will be located in Woburn, MA.
Job Location: Woburn, MA
Req ID: 28113BR
Job Summary: Reporting to the Controller of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP), the Accountant of HMFP assists with daily and monthly financial operational responsibilities.
- Assists with the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements on a monthly basis, including accrual and cash for month end close.
- Uploads standard monthly entries into general ledger system, which includes the preparation and submission of supporting documentation and work papers.
- Responsible for the accuracy of journal entries, enabling the production of accurate departmental and physician level profit and loss (P/L) statements. Understands the financial impact and appreciates the importance of physician P/L accuracy.
- Assists in the maintenance of HMFP and APHMFP's chart of accounts by setting up new account codes and account strings in general ledger system.
- Responsible for setting up new accounts payable vendors according to HMFP's policies and procedures. Responds to departmental inquiries regarding financial transactions and accuracy of financial statements.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 1-3 years related work experience required.
- 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.
- Experience in accounting, finance, and/or related field.
- Prior healthcare experience preferred, with EPICOR and/or FRX experience a plus.
- Flexibility to work both independently and in collaboration with others; proven ability to streamline and improve processes.
- Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
- Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
- Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
- Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
- Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
- Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
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