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Staff Accountant – Level 1

Company Overview

Imagine if we could accelerate healthcare discovery leading to more effective treatment and cures. Here at iSpecimen, we are working to get researchers the specimens they need from the patients they want to do just that. Headquartered in Lexington, MA, iSpecimen is the marketplace for human biospecimen collections. iSpecimen has developed the iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform connecting healthcare organizations that have access to patients and specimens with the scientists who need them.

Position Overview

We are looking to add a sharp, detail-oriented professional to our rapidly growing finance team in Lexington, MA. The Staff Accountant – Level 1 will own all aspects of the accounts payable process, components of the accounts receivable process and various day-to-day general accounting items. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to ensure achievement of deadlines and objectives. This is a great opportunity for someone eager to learn and/or continue to develop skills with an experienced finance team at an exciting stage in the Company’s growth. We seek a motivated, hands-on individual with the ability to problem solve and eagerness to learn multiple aspect of the Companies accounting processes.

Responsibilities of Staff Accountant – Level 1

  • Manage all aspects of the accounts payable process including coding vendor invoice to the correct GL account, recording invoices to the accounting system, scheduling vendor invoice payments and maintaining an accurate vendor file.
  •  Handle certain pieces of the accounts receivable process including monitoring and recording payments from customers, collections of outstanding invoices and maintaining an accurate customer file
  • Monitor the Company credit card and bank statements to record any cash receipts or disbursements to the correct account in the accounting system.
  • Handle all vendor, customer or internal correspondence for any issues or queries and keep track of all resolutions
  • Create monthly/quarterly accounting reports for customers, vendors or internal employees as they are requested

Qualifications of Staff Accountant – Level 1

  • Bachelor’s in accounting or another related field such as finance or business administration.
  • Progress toward CPA or CFA is a bonus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Critical thinker who can foresee potential obstacles and propose alternative approaches.
  • Proficiency with financial software, data analytics and warehouses.
  • Strong independent research ability and analytical skills.
  • Hard worker…willing to go the extra mile.
  • Willing to learn new things, be challenged and grow professionally.
  • Customer service oriented…whether it be with internal or external customers.
  • Self-starter and a strong ability to complete assigned tasks on time.

Other Responsibilities

  • Calculate payroll and commission journal entries on a monthly/quarterly/ annual basis.
  • Monitor all GL accounts to identify any discrepancies and determine solutions to resolve any errors
  • Assist with the accounting close and financial reporting process.

Additional Projects

  • Clean up the current vendor and customer files across all systems.
  • Switch all vendors to ACH.
  • Other special projects as identified from time to time that take common sense, organization and research capabilities.


iSpecimen offers a generous suite of comprehensive benefits including ten paid holidays per year, flexible paid time off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal use, medical/dental/vision insurance, health savings accounts, and a 401(K) retirement plan.

iSpecimen is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

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