Staff Accountant

Danforth Advisors

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Accounting
    • Job ID 1478516

    Job Description

    We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join our team and contribute to the efficient management of financial operations. The primary goal of this role is to support the accounting team by taking on responsibilities related to daily cash application, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, and other financial tasks. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in accounting principles, excellent Excel skills, and a willingness to adapt to the dynamic environment of our growing business.


    1. Daily Cash Application:

    • Process daily cash transactions accurately and efficiently.
    • Reconcile cash accounts, credit cards, and other financial accounts.
    • Collaborate with the team on cash reconciliation tasks.

    2. Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable:

    • Manage accounts receivable, track outstanding invoices, and ensure timely payments.
    • Handle accounts payable tasks to support financial processes.
    • Assist in maintaining the timekeeping system and handling bill rate changes.

    3. Month-End Close and Journal Entries:

    • Contribute to the month-end close process with entry-level tasks.
    • Deal with prepayments, accruals, and amortization of fixed assets.
    • Support in reconciling various accounts for accuracy and compliance.

    4. Payroll Processing:

    • Assist in intricate details of payroll processing, including rolling forward pay statements and managing manual tasks.
    • Enter hours and pay rates, check pay statements, and ensure accuracy in calculations.
    • Collaborate with the team to alleviate payroll-related responsibilities.

    5. Client Communication and Support:

    • Communicate with clients regarding outstanding invoices and ensure timely payments.
    • Support in adding new clients and consultants to the system.
    • Assist in maintaining the timekeeping system and handling bill rate changes.

    6. Financial Tasks and Future Responsibilities:

    • Assistance in the following areas:
      • Year-end audit procedures.
      • Systems implementation.
      • Annual budget process.



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
    • CPA certification is preferred but not required.
    • Intermediate Excel skills and familiarity with various accounting systems.
    • 3 – 5 years’ experience in month-end close procedures.
    • Professional services industry experience is preferred.
    • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Ability to adapt to the unique challenges of a dynamic and growing business.


    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
    • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
    • Flexible Paid Time Off
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
    • Short Term & Long Term Disability
    • Work From Home

    About Danforth Advisors

    Danforth Advisors is the life science industry’s trusted partner for outsourced corporate and clinical functions. The company’s variable, integrated capabilities include C-Level Advisory, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Strategic Communications, Risk Management, and Development Strategy & Operations. Founded in 2011, Danforth has been a strategic and operational partner to more than 1,000 life science companies, private and public, across all stages of the corporate life cycle. The company serves clients around the globe from its headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and regional bases in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and London. Additional information is available at .

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