Public Consulting Group

Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/2/2021 10:33 AM)
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Company Overview:


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a $600 million, fast growing for profit company providing management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 2600 professionals in 49 offices throughout the U.S, in Montreal, Canada, London, England and Lodz, Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states, Canada and the EU to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies. PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.  PCG has been consistently profitable and grown by double digit amounts over its 29 years of existence.  As a member of PCG's Corporate Accounting group you will be one of 26 professionals including three CPA's and one CMA.  This position will be located at PCG's headquarters in Downtown Boston.


The Staff Accountant will report to the Accounting Supervisor and will assist the Accounting Manager and the Corporate Controller with special projects. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently and is a person who enjoys new challenges.  The successful candidate will possess the ability and desire to grow and assume additional responsibilities as the company grows.  This position will include diverse responsibilities including, GL account reconciliations, accounts receivable transactions, monthly accruals and general journals, and special projects as assigned.  Success in this position will require the ability to independently develop expertise in new areas (often the result of business growth) and then implement processes and/or procedures to satisfy those business needs.  Staff Accountant positions at PCG are designed to provide a wide range of experience for each individual.  PCG Finance strives for a collaborative work environment where each individual brings different experiences which can help the entire team learn and grow.


Specific Responsibilities: 


    On a monthly basis, reconcile bank accounts, prepaid expenses, fixed assets and other reconciliations as needed.

    Provide general ledger and reporting assistance to financial staff of subsidiary companies.

    Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures and recommend accounting process improvements.

    Prepare weekly and monthly reports to management.

    Reconcile intercompany accounts and billings

    Ensure revenue recognition is consistent with PCG practice and policies.

    Coordinate project billings with project managers.

    Responsibilities may change as the department and PCG grow and as deemed necessary by management.


Potential Responsibilities:

    Input billings into accounting software.

    Post lockbox deposits, research and reconcile un-posted payments.

    Manage international entities monthly accounting

    Assist in month and quarter end close processes




Required Skills:


Effective Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activity streams.

Ability to work effectively with, and communicate with all levels of management.

Must have the ability to manage task load with frequent interruptions.

Must maintain attention to detail at all times.

Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Excel.

Possess discretion to work with confidential information.



Required Experience:


    Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

    1-5 years of accounting experience.

    Experience with project accounting.

    Experience working with accounting software.


Optional Experience:

    Experience with international accounting

    Prior experience with revenue recognition principles

    Experience with Microsoft Dynamics



EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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