University of Massachusetts Medical School

Supervisor, Accounting

Job Location US-MA-Shrewsbury
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/2/2018 4:04 PM)
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Exempt/Non-Exempt Status



Under the general direction of the Assistant Controller or designee, the Accountant Supervisor gathers financial data, prepares financial analyses, and reconciliations.  Other duties include providing analysis and reporting for special projects.





  • Utilize the general ledger, accounts payable and cashiering systems for tracking, reconciliation & reporting of income, expense and account balance activities.
  • Prepare and/or monthly reconciliations for key accounts.
  • Monthly reconcile/review intercompany accounts and eliminations.
  • Prepare, review and/or approve monthly closing journal entries and activity.
  • Assist in preparing, reviewing, and coordinating audit work papers and financial analysis for annual external audit
  • Assist in the management of monthly close activities in conjunction with the Director of Finance, the Associate Director for Accounting and Internal Controls, and the UMMS Finance Department.
  • Assist in coordinating year-end closing, the financial audit, and State audits.
  • Assist in preparing: monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports for senior management, the University, and the State as required.
  • Provide accounting analysis and support to departments as required.
  • Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports summarizing financial efforts and accomplishments for management review, analyzing and reporting on any significant variances.
  • Oversee the lockbox process for various CHCF programs.
  • Oversee and approve EHS cash disbursements.
  • Review and approve all financial daily/monthly reconciliations.
  • Management of staff responsible for daily financial business operations.
  • Act as Finance Data Security Administrator.
  • Recommend improvements to financial controls and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5 years in financial accounting & reporting, or related experience
  • 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial documents such as system reports at both account and summary levels
  • Proficiency with general ledger functions and reports, PeopleSoft or similar is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge with consolidation/elimination accounting, and preparation of financial statements and footnotes for multi-business units Proficiency with Microsoft Office or similar software with advanced MS Excel experience highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills needed to present or communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to work independently according to priority and current projects.
  • Able to work effectively under tight deadlines.



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