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    If you are interested in reading the latest guidance on the Employment Retention Credit including its interaction with PPP loan forgiveness, please click here . Lucien P. Gauthier, Esq., LL.M., CPA BOSTON TAX INSTITUTE, LTD. 201 Old Farm ...

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    Does the MA DOR have a Practitioner Priority Hotline telephone number similar to what the IRS maintains? Thanks! ------------------------------ Gary Fitzgerald CPA Tax Partner Downey, Pieciak, Fitzgerald & Co., P. C. Springfield MA 413-734-2163 --- ...

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    RE: EIDL Advance

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    From Mass.gov Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grants   I report my business income on a personal income tax return.  My business received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant awarded pursuant to Section 1112 of the CARES Act or Section ...

MSCPA CEO Blog: Amy's Angle

  • We have over 1,000 members of the Society who are corporate financial professionals who serve in a range of industries—from financial services to retail to manufacturing and more. You make up 13% of our membership and are vital to our continued vitality as an organization. Since I started here, one of my personal goals is for your membership to be as integral to your professional lives and contribute as much to your professional success as it is for our members in public accounting.   So, we are dedicating this month to you! Our first-ever Industry Month takes place in March. We are using this time to focus on you, your benefits and your education. If there is anything we can do to improve your membership experience, please let me know personally—I am passionate about this!  If you’re looking for ways to grow in your unique role, the MSCPA offers industry-specific benefits that will keep you connected and supported, especially during uncertain times. A few perks ...

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  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, Job Summary  : Manage accounting activities such as reconciliations, analysis, and financial reporting. Job-Specific Responsibilities  : Reporting to the Director of Accounting & Financial Planning, the Accounting Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of financial statements and reporting for the $100M+ Harvard University Division of Continuing Education (DCE).  This position manages two staff and works closely with DCE's Financial Operations (AP, Payroll), Student Financial Services and MIS groups. Other responsibilities include: Supervises the preparation of monthly reconciliations, journal entries, and monthly financial reports for DCE Bank Accounts, the general ledger, and the DCE Student Information System. Develops processes, tools and trains staff to comply with GAAP and other Harvard-wide accounting requirements (e.g., revenue and expense recognition, asset inventory).  Performs and/or supervises the preparation of complex monthly, quarter-end, and year-end closing transactions including expense and revenue accruals.  Prepares financial reports (term, monthly, quarterly, and year-end) using Oracle Financials, Business Objects, Hyperion, Salesforce Einstein and other tools.  Manages reconciliations, reporting and payments on DCE partnerships with other parts of Harvard, other Higher Ed institutions and third-party service providers.  Provides financial analysis to major departments within DCE including Professional Development Programs, the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, Online Education, the Innovation Team and several Summer programs.  Partners with program leaders to create budgets and forecasts and to drive operational efficiencies and/or growth opportunities.  Participates in high cadence of upgrade activity for critical financial systems (Touchnet, TargetX, Salesforce, Lumens, Banner) including requirements definition, systems selection, software design and financial process design, documentation and training. Participates in the audit process with both Harvard Risk Management and external auditors.  Responds to areas of concern by creating and documenting new control processes and ensuring internal compliance. Typical Core Duties  : Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment Evaluate accounting processes and procedures, recommend improvements Oversee accounting transactions, account reconciliations, journal entry verifications and reporting May prepare tax documentation and financial statements Develop and distribute communications to internal and external constituencies Provide technical expertise, problem-resolution and training Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures, audit and accounting disclosure requirements, and applicable legal rules and regulation   Basic Qualifications  : Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience required Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience Additional Qualifications and Skills  : Experience with staff management including supervision, training and development, performance management and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment. Advanced excel skills highly preferred.  Should have Intermediate knowledge of data query (e.g., Hyperion, Tableau) and workflow automation tools. Advanced knowledge of accounting principles including revenue recognition, cost allocations and risk management/control design, and application of these principles at a large, complex enterprise. Experience as a subject matter expert or project lead implementing and upgrading Financial systems. Track record of partnering with departmental leaders to create budgets, forecasts and management reporting to drive operational efficiencies and/or growth opportunities. Demonstrated interest in organizational-level financial analysis beyond accounting, including budgeting and forecasting.  Interest in developing or building subject-matter expertise in Higher Education financial and operational issues.   Additional Information  : The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. In order to be considered for this role, a resume and cover letter specifically stating why you are interested in joining the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education must be submitted with application. The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 17,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world.  Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 11,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually. All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off : 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year Medical/Dental/Vision : We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement : University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program : Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation : Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness options : Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access  to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
  • Boston, Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is the largest 501(c)3 not for profit community action agency in the country with an annual budget of nearly $200 million. ABCD is seeking an experienced CFO to replace our current CFO who is retiring after 16 years. Responsible for managing finance, accounting, budget, payroll, treasury, and related areas. Maintain banking relations and manage cash. Manage and design accounting systems and procedures in compliance with State and Federal regulations. Oversee all compliance reporting including State and Federal tax filings and Federal, State, and other funding contract requirements. Successful completion of the annual audit and issuance of periodic financial reporting for the agency and its subsidiaries. Liaison for Finance/Audit Committee. Substantial knowledge and at least 10 years of progressive financial leadership experience in not for profit accounting as well as a working knowledge of Federal and State regulations governing not for profit reporting and compliance with government contracting, especially the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability in financial and cash management and must have excellent communication skills. CPA and/or MBA preferred. Please submit a cover letter with your application. 
  • Boston, Massachusetts, Overview of Job: In this role you will provide and oversee a boutique level of accounting services and operations to our clients. Be able to customize the accounting practices for each of our clients to best serve their needs and add value to their business.   Essential Functions:   Client duties Oversees monthly closing process for accounts and make recommendations to team Prepares financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system (QuickBooks Online) Analyzes account information, proposes adjustments, prepares general ledger entries and reconciles income and balance sheet accounts Develops and implements internal control procedures and processes by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes as needed to facilitate client growth Participates in client meetings to review financial information and to ensure quality service delivery Protects clients’ value by keeping information confidential   Supervisory duties Coordinates service delivery with internal practices at Edelstein Supervises team of associates and senior level team members Participates in marketing of the practice’s services internally and externally Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations Minimum Job Requirements   Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration CPA and/or MBA preferred Public Accounting experience a plus or Controllership experience Excellent oral and written communication skills Capability of managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines Must have the ability to use good judgment, tact and discretion Proficiency in Quickbooks Online, Microsoft Office including Excel and Outlook   Personal Characteristics:   Proactive Flexible personality Well-organized Detail-oriented Ability to prioritize and ask questions when necessary to effectively complete work Self-starter and ability to work independently. Ability to grasp the nature and basic concepts of our business Team player Ability to maintain confidentiality of client and firm information Demonstrate willingness to seek out assignments when workload is light. Willingness to learn the nature of Edelstein’s business and healthcare clients Strong memory skills Good sense of humor Bright Recognize opportunities to provide superior client service to both internal and external clients     Special Requirements for Position – i.e. heavy lifting     The statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  

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