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Lead Accountant - External Reporting

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Lead Accountant - External Reporting

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-Remote
Position Type
Minimum Salary
USD $81,700.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $152,400.00/Yr.
Typical Starting Salary
$94,000 - $118,000
Flexible Time Off Annual Accrual - days

Pay Philosophy

The typical starting salary range ($94,000 - $118,000) for this role is determined by a number of factors including skills, experience, education, certifications and location. The full salary range for this role reflects the competitive labor market value for all employees in these positions across the national market and provides an opportunity to progress as employees grow and develop within the role. Some roles at Liberty Mutual have a corresponding compensation plan which may include commission and/or bonus earnings at rates that vary based on multiple factors set forth in the compensation plan for the role.


Depending on location, this may be a hybrid position and will require a minimum of 2 days in office.

Hybrid locations include:

Boston MA, Portsmouth NH, Seattle WA, Columbus OH, Plano TX

When you enter finance and accounting position at Liberty Mutual Insurance, you will find the same dynamic environment and challenges as within other organizations. Yet you will find something more: an opportunity to apply your analytic and technical skills to a company renowned for its integrity and focus on developing its employees' careers.

As a Lead Accountant, you will conduct complex assignments involving maintaining ledger accounts and developing financial statements and reports


  • Prepare complex financial reports utilizing a broad knowledge of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and/or input general ledger entries by utilizing set procedures and various accounting systems.
  • Research complex accounting treatment and policies by utilizing available technology and other resources.
  • Research and resolve complex reconciling issues and discrepancies; take corrective measures to prevent.
  • Provide customer service to internal and external groups.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to junior staff.
  • Review financial reports for accuracy and ensure timely preparation.
  • Prepare analysis and be prepared to provide explanations for unusual and/or inconsistent trends.
  • Suggest process improvement initiatives and provide solutions to enhance current processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Accounting or Finance) required. CPA or advanced degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting or finance experience.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions to achieve results.
  • Communicates well with own team and across organizational boundaries to create alignment and ensure the successful completion of shared goals.
  • Comfortable leading meetings and able to communicate issues and trends to senior management and other groups at the appropriate level of detail.
  • Possesses a solid understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to guide and direct the work of junior staff, as appropriate.

About Us

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" on IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/diversity-inclusion

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://LMI.co/Benefits

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


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