Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Senior Staff Accountant in Westwood, Massachusetts

Senior Staff Accountant

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Job LocationWestwood, Massachusetts

Req ID 17276BR

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) is a value-based physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). With its corporate office located in Westwood, Mass., BIDCO offers physician groups and hospitals the structure to contract, share risk, and build care management systems together, with the goal of providing the highest quality care in the most cost-efficient way.Job Location: Westwood, MAReq ID: 17276BRJob Summary: Responsible for journal entry processing, account analysis, statement preparation, review of budget variances, and auditing of checks.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares the Medical Center's financial statements on a monthly basis. These financial statements are as follows: Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, Accounts Receivable Statement, Cash Forecast, Variance Analysis, and Account Analysis.

  • Prepares journal entries and accruals to make the Medical Center's General Ledger reflect annual operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Reviews journal entries prepared by the staff accountants.

  • During the year-end external audit, functions as a resource and prepares detailed analysis and supporting schedules used by external auditors. Reviews audit schedules prepared by the staff accountants to comply with reporting requirements of the Audit Committee.

  • Prepares analysis of cash receipts and disbursements daily for use by Fiscal Services Management in making investment decisions. Trains new staff members regarding cash processing.

  • Investigates variances from budget on all operating accounts. Contacts all levels of Medical Center management to obtain information or clarification on reasons for variances. Performs detailed analysis of activity in various General Ledger accounts including bank accounts and accounts receivable aged trial balances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting 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.


  • 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 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