Bright Horizons - Watertown, MA

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Let’s face it —You love Accounting! Would you like to be in an Accounting position that allows you to bring your creativity and outgoing personality to work every day? Envision yourself working in an exciting, yet challenging Accounting environment, where every day is different from the next, your expertise is valued, and you get to make a difference in various levels of the organization. Does that sound good? If so, the Accountant position at Bright Horizons could be a great next step for you.

As an Accountant for Bright Horizons you will play a key role by helping our child care centers and schools with keeping track of their budgets. You will be responsible for analyzing center operating results, providing accounting guidance to directors, and performing balance sheet reconciliations. We offer a flexible, casual environment where you can be yourself, and let your Accounting skills shine.

What you will be doing:
Perform month-end accounting for centers/schools including: reviewing and analyzing operating results and explaining fluctuations, expense accruals, client billing and accounts receivables.
• Communicate regularly via phone, fax, e-mail and in person with directors/principals and regional managers to provide accounting expertise and to answer questions and explain accounting practices.
• Perform balance sheet reconciliations on a company-wide and/or departmental level; report and analyze variances.
• Complete bank reconciliations for company-wide accounts and individual center/school accounts.
• Review operating results with senior management; perform accounting for new centers/schools under development and special projects as assigned.
What we hope you will bring to this role:
Accounting or Finance Degree is required
Between 1 to 3 years of General Ledger experience is a must
• Proficiency in Excel (preferably you’re a whiz!)
• Fantastic organization and communication skills; You’ll be working with internal customers who don’t have a finance background, so the ability to meet people where they are is critical.
• Detail oriented and ability to prioritize (particularly at month end – things get hectic!)
We provide a comprehensive benefit package and a true respect for work/life balance. Some of our benefits include:
Competitive salaries
· Discounted child care
· Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
· Medical, dental, and vision insurance
· Pet insurance
· 401K Plan
· Tuition reimbursement
· Ongoing training through Bright Horizons University – our own online university
· Same sex domestic partner benefits
· Auto and home insurance discounts
· Cell Phone Discounts
· Real Estate Advantage Program
· Commuter benefits
· Gym discounts
Who we are:

Bright Horizons is the leading provider of employer-sponsored work/life integration solutions. For more than 25 years, we have helped families and employers work together to achieve balance. We pride ourselves on being an organization that ensures that our own employees have the resources and encouragement to succeed in work and in life. Our culture is based on our HEART Principles which focus on honesty, excellence, accountability, respect, and teamwork; but, also on having fun.

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With Bright Horizons Family Solutions, kids learn while parents earn. The firm operates hundreds of workplace child care centers throughout...