Staff Accountant

Job Title:         Staff Accountant

Supervisor:      Accounting Supervisor

Summary of Primary Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Staff Accountant for Anika Therapeutics, Inc., to be located at our office in Bedford, MA. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for accounting processes associated with month end close, including journal entries and general ledger maintenance of balance sheet and income statement items as well as the preparation of account reconciliations. This position will support and enhance internal controls over financial reporting, including SOX compliance and documentation. This position will closely collaborate with the other members of the finance team. This position reports to the Accounting Supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Execute the monthly close process with a focus on accuracy and timeliness
  • Responsibilities to include recording fixed assets into FAS system and fixed asset register maintenance, prepaid accounting, accounts payable accruals, accounts receivable reporting & invoicing; prepare associated journal entries
  • Work collaboratively with the Accounting Manager, Tax Manager and other members of finance to ensure all necessary entries are reflected in the general ledger
  • Interface with commercial/materials groups for items relating to revenue recognition
  • Prepare account reconciliations, research and manage reconciling items, and provide detailed variance explanations
  • Identify and implement improvements to create more efficient accounting processes
  • Support and enhance a strong system of internal controls over financial reporting, including SOX compliance and documentation
  • Support internal and external audit process by providing support and audit evidence as required
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned

Job Complexity:

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Public accounting experience desired
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP required
  • Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Detail oriented and well organized with the ability to work independently and under tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate to solve problems and achieve results
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills; knowledge of financial systems


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