Job Title: Accountant
Date Posted: 12-06-2006
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Hourly Salary: $30-$40/hr
Company Name: Partners Healthcare Corporate
Company Website: www.partners.org/
Contact Information: Partners Healthcare   Partners Healthcare (BFarrington@RICS.BWH.Harvard.edu)
Job Description:
Formed in 1994, as a unique partnership between Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and
Women's Hospital, Partners Healthcare has quickly become a powerful new model for healthcare
management - a 12-member system where hospitals and medical facilities maintain their autonomy
while sharing a powerful network of knowledge, resources and 'behind-the-scenes' services. For
more information, please visit us at http://www.partners.org/jobs

Through the direction of the Director of Research Accounting the Senior Research Grant
Accountant is responsible for the financial control and accounting processes of expenditures
related to sponsored programs. Will participate in the implementation of Polices and
Procedures and will assist in the development of Accounting Controls. Will work in concert
with the Research Financial Grant Managers and with the staff of Research Affairs, and
Departmental Managers to ensure coordination of financial reporting. Will maintain clear
understanding of sponsor regulation as necessary to prepare reimbursement vouchers and sponsor
reports. Will ensure that hospital accounting procedures including internal controls are
followed. Will maintain an ability to use standardized fiscal affairs software programs.

Will have the responsibility of preparing and reconciling the Federal Cash Transaction report.
Works with Partners Fiscal Systems to continue to enhance the current database system, reports
and reconciliation process. 

Review and transmit Federal Financial Status reports. Review and follow up on delinquent
financial reports. 

Correspond with the sponsors when necessary to insure proper allocation of funds to the
hospital, working with the Office of Financial Management to rectify any discrepancies.

Participate in the continuing development of the Research Administration system. Participate
in the synchronization of the PeopleSoft financial data with the Research Express data. Review
error reports and coordinate the corrections. 

Develop a strong knowledge base of Microsoft Access. Maintain current Access databases and
initiate changes as needed. 

Continuously evaluates systems and procedures and initiates changes to maximize efficiency of
operations. 

Participates in the monthly close procedures. Performing monthly queries and journal entries.
Continually review data within the PeopleSoft General Ledger System to ensure quality output.


Support annual audits including year-end and the annual A-133. 

Perform special projects relating to the Fiscal Management of programs as necessary.


Bachelor degree in Accounting required. Knowledge of Federal Grant Regulations and accounting.
Strong personal computer skills required. 2-3 years solid accounting experience in a hospital
or university setting. 


email to:BFarrington@RICS.BWH.Harvard.edu
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