• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

    About This Role:

    Reporting to the accounting supervisor, the Staff Accountant is an integral part of the GL team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and service-focused individual. This position provides an excellent opportunity to quickly gain broad-based experience in a growth company.

    Responsibilities

    • Reconcile several of the balance sheet accounts for month-end and quarter-end closes, including, but not limited to, leases, prepaid expenses, and accrued expenses.
    • Reconcile accrued payroll accounts related to ESPP, 401k, and FSA timely and accurately.
    • Ensure timely and accurate recording of standard journal entries.
    • Perform P&L and MD&A fluxes and analyses.
    • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis as needed.
    • Provide items to assist with the requirements of auditors.
    • Identify and develop process/system improvements that increase the GL team’s efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Perform other duties as necessary.

    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in accounting.
    • One to two years of accounting experience is preferred; however, recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
    • Strong attention to detail and the initiative to resolve problems.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
    • Familiarity with PeopleSoft is a plus.
    • Organizational skills, proactive approach, and the ability to work independently.

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    FLSA Status:

    Non Exempt

     

    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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