Accountant at Mass General Brigham(PHS)

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Description:

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accountant is a key player on a team that is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the monthly and year-end financial statements for assigned entities. This position performs a wide variety of accounting duties in connection with the month end general ledger closing process and preparation of various financial statements, management reports, journal transactions and other supporting schedules. Provides details of various general ledger accounts and prepares appropriate reconciliations.


  • Prepare and upload standard journal and other entries approved by Accounting Manager.

  • Prepare a monthly reconciliation of assigned Balance Sheet accounts in Blackline software monthly in preparation for annual external audit

  • Prepares and upload cash & unprocessed cash journal and reconcile with local Finance Managers

  • Work with the Capital Group on any issues related to recording capital/renovations/leases.

  • For assigned entities, prepare and post all journal entries related to the monthly close. Work closely with Finance Managers and Administrative staff to ensure all accruals are posted within the approved timeframe. Prepare income statement analysis with current year and prior year changes

  • Assist Accounting Manager to prepare patient service lag and net accounts receivable analysis for pre-close meeting

  • Responds to questions as requested by local Finance Managers and Senior Analysts. This includes responding to questions related to cash, unprocessed cash, fixed asset/depreciation & assigned journal entries.

  • Maintain in an organized manner all supporting back-up in various media for review by external auditors. This includes journal entries, detail trial balance reports, journal entry logs, account reconciliation reports, payroll related data and various supporting general ledger schedules.

  • Perform other tasks or job duties as requested by the Accounting Manager.


  • Assertive, self motivated team player with bachelor's degree in accounting.

  • One to three years of directly related professional prior experience required.


  • Healthcare exposure a strong plus. Detail orientation and follow through.

  • Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision.

  • A customer service focus and the ability to manage competing and conflicting demands on time.

  • Ability to work in a deadline driven organization, which may occasionally require flexibility with respect to hours.

  • Excellent micro-computer skills with spreadsheets and word processing

  • Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal tact for interacting with all levels of hospital, physician organizations & finance personnel.

  • Must also be able to process routine transactions and identify process improvements.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

EEO Statement

Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.