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Staff Accountant I

Job Description

Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


Responsible for numerous general accounting functions that involve preparation, analyses, reconciliation, interpretation, and maintenance of the Institute's general accounting records and accounting policies and procedures.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Responsible for opening and closing the Cashier Office, reconciling and distributing petty cash, daily cash deposits and distributing monthly T-Passes, Cab Vouchers and Loan Checks.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and operation of systems and processes to support the activities and goals of Financial Operations.
  • Work with pertinent departments to research and resolve data discrepancies.
  • Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and analyses, as required, to support the monthly general ledger closing process.
  • Responsible for providing detailed reconciliations and analyses for assigned duties and special projects. 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience, preferably in the health care industry.  
  • Requires technical and professional accounting skills; strong reconciliation skills; the ability to develop and maintain computer-based, automated accounting systems, accounting procedures and control; familiarity with policies and procedures related to responsibilities; possesses the appropriate oral and written communication skills to train and advise others.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must also demonstrate the ability to work independently and also be committed to working closely with others in a team-oriented approach.
  • Must possess a customer-service philosophy.
  • Must be able to handle problem solving, and issue resolution.
  • Must be able to work as a team member.
  • Must bring issues and concerns to the attention of the Manager of General Accounting or the Controller.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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