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The Hanover Insurance Group

Senior Accountant



3 years



Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Our Corporate Controllers team is currently seeking a Senior Accountant in our Windsor, CT or Worcester, MA location. Position is eligible for Hybrid/Flex work arrangement. This is a full time, exempt role.


Works independently on difficult assignments within core accounting discipline. Prepares analysis and presents results to management with recommended action. Demonstrated ability to perform responsibilities outside of own unit.


Provides guidance and/or training to more junior team members.
Prepares complex journal entries and reconciliations and/or performs detail review of simple to moderately complex journal entries or reconciliations.
Serve as subject matter expert and point person for general accounting and reporting technical areas. This individual must be able to analyze, review and evaluate financial statement data flows and relevant key controls. This includes being able to obtain a strong understanding and full view of the critical path: from front-end inputs, through system to system feeds, to back-end conversion to journal entries and reporting deliverables.
Independently prepares and analyzes complex data and financial statements/transactions.
May be accountable for a small to medium sized project or a subcomponent of a larger initiative.
Participates in or may have accountability for key initiatives or other assignments within or outside of own unit.
Prepares first level analysis of accounting issues or new accounting pronouncements, provides findings in a detailed white paper, and presents findings to department manager.
Able to work on multiple assignments simultaneously, many with short turnaround times.
May assist manager with audit process and communicating answers to internal and external auditors.
May be required to review simple to moderately complex work papers of peers and more junior team members.
May be required to perform responsibilities at a similar skill level outside of own unit.


3-6 years of related experience
Strong Excel skills and working knowledge of Access Databases
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience. CPA or MBA preferred
Key Success Factors:
Analytical Thinking - Applies analytical techniques, e.g., separating a complex whole into its parts or elements to resolve problems or issues.
Communication for Results - Expresses concepts (e.g. business, technical and other), ideas, feelings, opinions, and conclusions, so that others understand or are persuaded to act creates an environment that encourages and values the opinions of others and promotes sharing of information and ideas. Promotes and encourages people to speak up.
Finance and Accounting Knowledge - Understands and applies financial and accounting principles to analyze financial results, track budgets, set pricing and rates, and report financials.
Teamwork - Fosters an environment where individuals collaborate in pursuit of a common goal internally and externally to the team.
Thoroughness - Demonstrates careful attention to detail. Keeps tasks and responsibilities clearly defined, on schedule, and error-free carries tasks, assignments, etc., through to completion.