Staff Accountant in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 8/22/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Waltham, MA
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    Not Specified
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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 Staff Accountant reports directly to a Senior  Accountant.  This role is responsible for completing timely monthly financial reporting for a designated group of Benchmark owned/managed communities.  This responsibility includes assisting with timely preparation of monthly financial packages, maintaining accurate records, preparing detailed reconciliations for balance sheet accounts, and reporting accurate monthly revenues and expenses.  Additionally, the Community Accountant is responsible for assisting with SOX compliance as well as preparing monthly financial reporting package and annual reporting for a 501c3 charity. In addition, this position provides general assistance and guidance to the Community Accounting team. 



  • Maintains monthly balance sheet work papers, including, but not limited to:
  1. Accounts payable
  2. Prepaid reconciliations
  3. Prepares monthly bank reconciliations
  4. Accrued reconciliations
  • Posts monthly journal entries (including, but not limited to, payroll journals, payroll accruals, other accruals)
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial packages including the income statement and balance sheet
  • Coordinate and assist with preparation of interim and year-end audit work papers
  • Work with external auditors
  • Review accounts payable batches
  • Review and process community move out accounting through ticket system.
  • Provides financial information, as needed, to internal budget & forecasting team
  • Coordinates directly with community personnel for any financial related data needs
  • Provides assistance to the Community Accounting team and Controller



Job Requirements


  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Maintains organized, neat, and accurate files
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player
  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor
  • Demonstrates proficiency in:
    • MS Office (Word/Excel/Power Point)
    • GL accounting software (Yardi experience a plus)



  • BS or BA degree in accounting, finance or business from accredited college or university
  • We will consider current graduates as well as those with a few years of experience as well as part time candidates who are willing to job share.