Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-MA-Watertown
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Purpose

Join our Growing Team!

Due to continuing growth, Liaison is seeking to add a dynamic Staff Accountant to contribute to our daily activities, monthly close and reporting efforts at our headquarters in Watertown, MA. 

 

Liaison is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company who helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. We are a rapidly growing portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, a multi-billion dollar global private equity investor.

 

More than 4,500 university and college programs rely on our admissions management and marketing automation software and services to reach prospective students, streamline administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants across the full enrollment cycle—from first interest to first day on campus.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced, high volume work environment.  The ideal person will have the ability to work in a team environment but also possess a strong independent work ethic.  This candidate will also have exceptional resource management and prioritization skills.  They must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.  We need someone who is hands-on, dependable, and interested in growing professionally; someone who is results oriented and can execute organizational goals with a high sense of urgency and commitment.

Accountabilities

  • Perform daily accounting activities including: recording bank activity, full cycle Accounts Receivable, full cycle Accounts Payable and Expense Report processing as part of a cross trained accounting team.
  • Prepare journal entries for assigned accounts as part of monthly and quarterly close process.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations for prepaids, fixed assets, other assets, etc. to ensure accurate reporting and general ledger maintenance.
  • Partner with the financial planning and analysis group to provide data and supporting information for preparing monthly financial and operational variance analyses, updating budgets/forecasts and ad hoc analyses.
  • Develop and maintain accounting operating manuals.
  • Perform semi-monthly Payroll processing using ADP WorkForce Now while partnering with the HR department to gather and verify employee data.
  • Assist in the selection, implementation and operation of new automation tools and other financial close improvement initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned or requested.

Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance, or related major. MBA or CPA a plus.
  • 3+ years’ experience in general accounting, preferably in a technology product, software or SAAS (Software as a Service) environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong Excel experience including pivot tables and vlookups.
  • Desire for ownership of the role and processes involved.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a high degree of organization.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while reprioritizing as necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team within a fast-paced department.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains highly desirable.
  • Experience with Concur Expense & Invoice or VENA (FP&A) a plus.

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