Accounting Supervisor in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 8/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Waltham, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/22/2018

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 Accounting Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting and reporting for a group of communities within the Benchmark portfolios as well as reviewing month-end close related tasks. The position is also responsible for the management and mentoring of the Senior Accountants and Staff Accountants. Additionally, the role serves as the main point of contact for any financial related needs for regional business partners, such as the Regional Directors of Operations (RDO). As the primary financial resource, the Accounting Supervisor must provide exemplary customer service both internally and externally.

The responsibilities also include the timely preparation of monthly financial packages, analyzing the business performance of the communities, and offering knowledgeable insight to regional personnel. This role is involved in the more complex areas of financial analysis and serves as an integral financial resource to the regional teams.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting

  • Analyze financial trends and historical data to assist with advising business decisions
  • Maintain accounting operational standards by overseeing the preparation and review of all month end close responsibilities
  • Prepare and present regular department trainings to assist with the continued growth of knowledge and skills within the department
  • Manage and guide the Community Staff Accountants and Community Senior Accountants, including training new hires and educating associates on accounting standards and procedures
  • Update job knowledge by participating in both internal and external educational opportunities
  • Forge Business Partnership Relationships with regional personnel within community responsibility cluster
    • Provide guidance and assist in all accounting areas
    • Maintain an open line of communication between the RDO’s
    • Coach and support RDO’s on monthly financials and opportunities for business process improvements
    • Conduct monthly financial review meetings with each assigned RDO and the correlating Business Partners
  • Prepare, maintain, calculate and report out on monthly financial packages including income statement, balance sheet, occupancy, and other reporting documents
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of workpaper purposes, procedures, and analytics.
  • Drive departmental projects and initiatives related to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and implementing new processes.
  • Coordinate interim and year-end audit work papers for internal review by Assistant Community Controller and Community Controller as well as external Auditors
  • Review the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for a 501c3 charity
  • Communicate current performance and future expectations with investment partners
  • Provides financial information, as needed, to internal Financial Planning & Analysis staff
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and troubleshooting of matters as they arise.

 

Job Requirements

Skills

  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Maintains organized, neat, and accurate files
  • Superior customer service
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to report timely is essential
  • Strong time management, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to drive projects independently as well as work in groups within the Accounting department, Home Office departments, and communities.

Communication

  • Demonstrates exemplary communication skills
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor, co-workers, and customers
  • Strong written skills

 Computer Skills

  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS Office and strong use of Excel.
  • Experience with, or ability to become proficient in, accounting software

Education/Experience/Certification

  • BS or BA degree in accounting, finance or business from accredited college or university
  • 5-7 years of relevant supervisory Accounting experience or 2-4 years in public accounting in a supervisory role