Joslin Diabetes Center

Staff Accountant

2 months ago
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The Staff Accountant is responsible for the general ledger accounting of all aspects of the revenue cycle process for Joslin, which include: commercial property, non-patient clinic billing, education programs and affiliate licensing, philanthropy and events lines of business.


Primary tasks include month end entries, contract management and review, billing, revenue recognition, cash deposits and bank statement reconciliation.  The individual will also be expected to manage Joslin’s fixed asset register, prepare accruals and prepaid entries and assist with other ad-hoc entries as well as prepare property state tax filings.




  • Prepare all journal entries related to the role, including revenue earned and deferred, accounts receivable, fixed asset entries, prepaids, and accruals.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Reconciles clinic patient bank account and philanthropy bank account working with the respective departments to resolve variances.
  • Manages all aspects of pledge accounting including the recognition and viability of collection.
  • Billings and revenue recognition on multiple deliverable agreements related to the innovations segment:
    • All non-patient billings
    • Education programs
    • International programs
    • Domestic Affiliates
  • Attends weekly collection meetings with Controller, Assistant Controller and Innovations Executive Assistant.
  • Runs monthly revenue meeting with Innovations, setting agenda walking through issues, contract expiration and prospect viability.
  • Assists with Audit, supplying backup for selections, creating lead schedules and flux analysis for A/R, deferred revenues and earned revenue.
  • Provides summary analysis of monthly revenue, indicating positive and negative trends and links to expenses incurred during the period.
  • Issues weekly reports and narrative of the collection status of accounts receivable.
  • Prepares State Tax filings for property and assets.
  • Manages the lease accounting for any capital items acquired.
  • Responsible for reconciliation of fixed assets accounts including additions, disposals, depreciation tracking and asset retirement.

Secondary responsibilities

  • Fills in for the senior accountant daily cash reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • BA or BS degree in Accounting or related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting rules, including ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts and accounting procedures
  • Minimum 1-2 years of accounting experience; 2-4 years of experience highly preferable
  • Strong understanding of financial systems, ability to mine data effectively. Lawson experience would be a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to work under pressure during the period end close.
  • Good analytical reasoning and quantitative analysis skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to develop and bring to completion multiple assignments concurrently.
  • “Can do” Attitude with the ability to maintain a positive, courteous, helpful and professional manner to internal staff and external customers at all times, both in person or via telephone.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues ensure departmental tasks and objectives are met.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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