Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge

Job Description

Our job is to be bold at work.

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what’s next.


About This Role:

We are looking for someone to join our tight-knit, fast-paced, and growing accounting team to help us speed up operations, maintain timely financial reporting, and support our partners across the Forrester ecosystem in our mission as a customer-obsessed organization as Forrester enters a new phase of growth. The Staff Accountant supports crucial workflows and processes in finance and is a key contributor to the financial close. The successful candidate’s contribution will be critical to timely and accurate month-/quarter-end close and reporting as well as day-to-day accounting operations.


Job Description:

  • Participate in the month- and quarter-end close processes. Book journal entries, reconcile balance sheet accounts including cash and employee benefits, and prepare expense analysis.
  • Ensure timely and accurate accrual calculations at each month end.
  • Be the lead contact for the monthly close of Forrester’s foreign entities in Canada and Israel.
  • Perform P&L and MD&A fluxes and analysis.
  • Prepare the company’s weekly expense run.
  • Manage fixed assets.
  • Participate in AP processes, including monthly review of invoices in Concur.
  • Assist with supporting the external audit process.
  • Assist with additional projects, as needed.


Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • One to three years of proven hands-on accounting experience.
  • The ability to work cross-functionally with other departments in the company.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and familiarity with accounting software.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and Concur is a plus.
  • An energetic, self-motivated, and responsible individual.


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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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