IANS Senior Accountant

IANS Hybrid Work Policy: This position is based in Boston, with the expectation to come into the office 2-3 times per week.

About IANS

For the security practitioner caught between rapidly evolving threats and demanding executives, IANS Research is a clear-headed resource for decision-making and articulating risk. We provide experience-based security insights for Chief Information Security Officers and their teams. The core of our value comes from the IANS Faculty, a network of seasoned practitioners. We support client decisions and executive communications with Ask-an-Expert inquiries, our peer community, deployment-focused reports, tools and templates, and consulting.  To learn more about us, visit www.iansresearch.com.


We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Finance Team. This role reports to our Controller and will be responsible for supporting all accounting, audit, tax and financial processes. To be a successful senior accountant at IANS, one would need a solid working knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), strong analysis skills, above-average proficiency with Excel, be detail-oriented, organized, and understand the importance of deadlines.


  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet and general ledger schedules during close periods
  • Investigate and resolve account discrepancies
  • Prepare transactional & close-period journal entries
  • Own the cash outflow cycle for vendor payments and ad-hoc invoicing
  • Own the order-to-cash (OTC) cycle for the consulting and forum revenue segments
  • Assist with the annual financial statement audit
  • Research technical accounting matters in a rapidly changing environment
  • Provide information for the preparation of federal, state, local, tax returns
  • Maintain and/or implement systems of internal control applicable to accounting-related activities & reporting
  • Provide administrative and financial reporting support to the Controller as needed.
  • Support Finance Department performing other duties as needed.


  • 3-5 years of related accounting experience, close cycle experience a plus
  • Prior public accounting experience a plus
  • Experience preferred (but not required) with:
    • Sage Intacct - accounting software
    • Salesforce - CRM platform
    • com - cloud payment facilitation tool
    • Nexonia - cloud expense management tool
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Professional proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Organized and detail-oriented, strong analytical/problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective interpersonal and time management skills

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