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Senior Accountant

Date:  Oct 10, 2021

Concord, MA, US

Job Function:  Business
Business Unit:  Concord Regional Office

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.


Title:      Senior Accountant

Reports to:     Controller

Business, Location:    Shared Services, Concord Regional Office

Direct reports:     None

Exempt/Non-Exempt:    Exempt


Primary purpose:    Support financial operations of company, including full responsibility for Balance Sheet and P&L for multiple business units, by applying principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.


Key responsibilities:

•    Full responsibility for Balance Sheet and P&L for multiple business units including:
o    Perform reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts in connection with the monthly close
o    Review P&L, explaining trends and variances and making accrual entries as necessary
•    Assist in completing the monthly reporting packages
•    Answer accounting and financial questions by research and interpretation of data
•    Prepare Journal entries and reconciliations
•    Weekly report submissions
•    Adhere to strict deadlines
•    Find innovative ways to improve efficiency
•    File sales tax returns in multiple states
•    Administer Company Credit Cards
•    Serve as AP backup
•    Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial information for non-financial management. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
•    Analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position. 
•    Maintain detailed support ledgers and documentation, such as fixed asset registers, and reconcile to ledger balances. Prepare work papers and schedules for statutory accounts, audits, and tax returns resolving issues for CPAs involved. Responsible for subsidiary tax payments and tax return filing; coordination of responses to tax queries from federal and state entities.
•    Other duties as required 
Indicative performance measures: 
•    Accuracy and timeliness of Monthly Reconciliation’s
•    Continuity of Accounts Service
•    Quality of Relationships with Internal and External Customer


Key capabilities:
Education and Experience

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and 5+ years’ experience in a related role or combination of education and experience required
•    Experience filing sales tax returns in multiple states
•    Experience with Accounts Payable
•    MS Office – Excel experience Intermediate or Expert level required (including pivot tables and v-lookups)

•    Excellent organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to prioritize required
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills required
•    Experience providing a customer focused, high quality service in an accounting environment
•    Demonstrates the ability to manage workload in an organized manner and carry out tasks accurately

  • Understands and manages within a technical and commercial environment.
  • Familiar with the technical issues related to the relevant products and markets.
  • Understands the industry trends in the relevant product area and requirements in the marketplace.
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Experience with JD Edwards/PeopleSoft and Fixed Asset Software (FAS) a plus.




Oxford Instruments is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Oxford Instruments is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources, ConcordHR.HelpDesk@oxinst.com, 978-405-1119


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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