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Senior Community Accountant in Lincoln, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 4/21/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Lincoln, MA
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Job Description

Think senior living sounds boring? Think again. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

The Senior Community Accountant reports to the Director of Business Adminstration, with a strong relationship to the Corporate Ops Department, Accounting, and the Executive Director in the community.





Accounts Receivable

  • Monitor Move in and Move out activity
  • Record resident payments
  • Report deposits appropriately
  • Post service fees into billing system
  • Assist Director of Business Administration in reviewing resident bills
  • Assist Director of Business Administration with resident file maintenance
  • Timely distribution of resident bills
  • Assist Executive Director with monitoring aged receivable balances and make collection calls to respective parties
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle

Accounts Payable

  • Code all invoices for payment
  • Verify the appropriate approvals on all invoices that are submitted for payment
  • Facilitate new vendor add process for Department Heads
  • Batch weekly invoices for payment
  • Audit expense reports and petty cash reconciliations
  • Provide month end close accruals to Community Accountant
  • File copies of vendor invoices
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle


III. P&L Management

  • Capable of understanding the components of  an accrual basis Financial statement
  • Assist the Director of Business Administration with gathering support for significant Actual to Budget Variances on the Monthly financial statement
  • Gather support for monthly accruals from department heads
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle


  • Poll hours from time clock
  • Make necessary approved payroll edits in a timely fashion
  • Ensure proper recording of payroll hours and dollars

 Computer Skills

  • Produces communication documents
  • Maintains databases (residents, vendors, etc.)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Yardi
    • Kronos


Job Requirements


  • High School graduate or equivalent certificate; Associates degree preferred
  • Successful completion of bookkeeping/accounting courses is helpful
  • 5+ years progressive experience in business office is a must
  • Prior experience in a senior living community preferred



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as familiarity with the Internet and its search tools)
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic GL and Accounts Payable systems
  • Knowledge of office equipment and ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Maintains general ledger, billing and payroll databases (residents, vendors, etc.)