• General Ledger Accountant

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/27/2018 4:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  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.   


    Draper 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 hr@draper.com.


    The Financial Accounting and Reporting team is part of a 40-member Finance organization that directs the accounting function and provides administrative support for Draper. This important role reports to the General Ledger Manager and will provide critical support to the business in various accounting related areas.



    • Produce weekly and monthly financial reports on an accurate and timely basis.
    • Reports and manages all necessary information related to personal property tax, and business license tax.
    • Record journal entries related to monthly fiscal end closings.
    • Prepare monthly general ledger reconciliation reports.
    • Provide management with audit support.
    • Supports management and staff with various accounting related ad hoc activities.
    • Reviews fixed asset reconciliations for adequacy and accuracy.
    • Provides weekly reconciliation of key controls.


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
    • 2 – 5 years of staff accounting experience.
    • Applied systems exposure to Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), PeopleSoft (Oracle or equivalent), and data query tools are strongly preferred.
    • The successful candidate will have the ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
    • The successful candidate will have the drive to take ownership of areas of responsibility.
    • The successful candidate will be detail minded and organized, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • The successful candidate will thrive in a team based environment and will share in the commitment of the organizations goals.
    • The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret and communicate accounting data effectively.


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