General Information

Job Title
Accountant, Global Specialized Accounting (Compensation)
Job ID
63025
Category
Finance
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Location(s)
Boston

Description & Requirements

Accountant, Global Specialized Accounting (Compensation)
 
WHAT MAKES US A GREAT PLACE TO WORK 
We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 12 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can thrive both professionally and personally.  We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents. 
 
WHAT YOU’LL DO 
This role is an exciting opportunity to join a growing accounting team at a world class management consulting firm. The successful candidate performs standard accounting functions such as general ledger maintenance, reconciliation, and posting. They gather financial and operating data and assist in preparing reconciliations, management reports and financial statements. Additionally, the candidate will be equally responsible for assisting in various projects that relate to data flow from our various systems and how they communicate with our ERP. Candidate will work with local payroll teams as well as other key stakeholders in making adjustments to how information flows through various systems and is ultimately posted to the ledger so as to ensure best in class financials.

This is a Boston based position.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Reconcile various accounts including VP bonus, deferred VP compensation, cumulative deferred compensation, and related.
  • Review assigned balance sheet and related income statement accounts for accuracy.  
  • Propose monthly journal entries for US and Worldwide offices within both eFinance (soon to be SAP). 
  • Review and propose changes for our Workday and ADP Workforce systems as these relate to compensation elements.
  • Work with various business units outside of finance on projects with various downstream reporting implications while ensuring proper accounting is taken place.
  • Organizing PowerPoints and Visio work process flow diagrams for projects while keeping key stakeholders in consideration.
  • Ad hock special projects and process flow improvement initiatives. 
  • Support the month-end financial close process, including the preparation monthly reporting packages and presentation to senior leadership. 
  • Prepare detailed audit schedules for interim and year-end reviews by independent auditors. 
  • Draft documentation of procedures and recommendations for process improvements. 

 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required 
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles, methods, and applications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood. 
  • Ability to set up and maintain financial accounts and ledgers. 
  • Excellent written communication skills (in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio). 
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to understand concepts and data flows while offering opinions and ideas for improvement.
  • Ability to learn financial systems and reporting tools (e.g., SAP, Workday, ADP).
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Capable of working multiple projects independently and as a team.
  • An ethical individual that acts with high levels of integrity at all times. 
 
Applicant must have received, or be willing to receive, the COVID-19 vaccine, and be fully vaccinated (established 2 weeks following final dose) by date of employment with Bain & Company to be considered for U.S. based jobs subject to required accommodation process. 

ABOUT US 
Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 65 offices in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment.