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Senior Accountant - General Ledger

Apply Job ID 1-40843 Date posted 04/17/2019 Location Burlington, Massachusetts

Company Overview:

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.   Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.  

Job Summary:

Summary: Under general supervision of the General Ledger Senior Manager, the senior accountant will be an integral and critical member of our 10+person general ledger team for Nuance North America divisions. He/she will be responsible for processing and reviewing GL transactions, including but not limited to AP, prepaids, lease accounting etc. He/she will also be an important player in implementing ASC842 lease accounting and carving out the Nuance auto segment. This is an exciting opportunity for accounting professional who is seeking to work and learn with the newest accounting policies in a fast-changing corporate environment with exposures to different accounting/business areas.


  • Prepare journal entries and supporting documentation for the GL monthly/quarterly close process;
  • Participate in the balance sheet reconciliation and review process on a monthly basis;
  • Assist in support of Internal and External Audits;
  • Participate in ASC842 lease accounting implementation;
  • Coordinate/manage GL activities with the India shared service team;
  • Support process improvement initiatives and acquisition/structure changes;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Number of Years of Work Experience: 5+ years of related experience. 

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel (Advanced Level) and ERP systems
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work autonomously and multi-task
  • Strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Strong Analytic skills
  • Ability to be a participating member in a cooperative work environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities in a diverse environment

Preferred Skills: Advanced Excel and Oracle R12 Financials

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related area.

Additional Information:

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.  

Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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