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Senior Accountant, Campus Accounting

Boston , Massachusetts
United States ,

About Us

Shorelight is reinventing the international education experience for students worldwide. Based in Boston, the company works directly with top-ranked, nonprofit American universities to build innovative programs and high-touch, technology-driven services that help talented students thrive and become global citizens.

Job Overview

The Senior Accountant contributes to accounting activities for Campus accounting, under the direction of finance corporate leadership, helps lead the finance team in accurate reporting of financials. He/she/they is fiscally responsible and looks for opportunities to improve operational practice to align with financial goals. The Senior Accountant is a strategic thinker and problem solver with strong attention to detail and a proven customer service approach to working with others. This role reports to the Company’s Accounting Manager.

Essential Functions


  • Prepare journal entries and associated balance sheet reconciliations for the monthly financial close, associated with campus operations, revenue/receivables and all required accruals as examples
  • Review, reconcile, and enter vendor invoices for payment
  • Train new Staff Accountants on month-end processes and reconciliations
  • Assist management with monthly and quarterly financial reviews
  • Collaborate with campus staff on all financial aspects of assigned partnerships, including maintaining KPI’s on student enrollment, budget to actual review, operational expenses, and student invoicing
  • Work on special campus related projects

Compliance and Process Improvement

  • Assist with corporate audit readiness
  • Work with Finance, Analytics, and technology team members to identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of month-end processes and assist in initiatives to implement the improvements for financial reporting
  • Support ongoing projects to improve NetSuite design and reporting capabilities
  • Review, recommend, and implement best practices regarding accounting policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in accounting, with preference to Corporate accounting
  • Proven expertise using Microsoft Office products, primarily Excel
  • Budget, month-end, and accrual experience
  • Detail oriented, with exceptional organization and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the company
  • Customer service focused, with demonstrated ability to communicate courteously and timely
  • Eligibility to work in, and travel freely to and from, the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with a CRM system such as Salesforce
  • Experience working with accounting software such as NetSuite or similar large-scale ERP platform

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.

Background Check Required–Education, Criminal, Identity

Shorelight is an Equal Opportunity Employer