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Brookdale Senior Living Senior Accountant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Overview

Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you'll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there's a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

Responsibilities

Prepares community financial statements and assists in the role of externally reporting the financial results of the company.

Maintains the integrity of the general ledger by applying generally accepted accounting principles to all transactions.Assists and trains less experienced accountants.Completes balance sheet account reconciliations and bank account reconciliations by the established due dates. Researches and resolves reconciling items in a timely manner.Reviews cost center and chart of account structures. Makes recommendations as to cost center/account structure that will identify the nature of expenses to their proper area; assists in controlling annual expenditures and streamlines the data processing support required during month-end.Prepares, verifies, and controls the entering of journal entries to the general ledger.Evaluates subsidiary journals for obvious errors and omissions and enters corrected data into the general ledger, i.e., enters monthly journal entries, executes monthly closing entries, executes month-end general ledger (by cost center and by natural account).Reviews monthly balance sheet and profit-and-loss statements for accuracy.Coordinates monthly closing and production of statements to guarantee timely reporting.Reviews, redesigns, and enhances the on-line financial statements to ensure that the information reported properly reflects the company's financial position.Reviews and updates monthly closing procedures.Reviews supporting subsidiary schedules to ensure that the company's accounting practices are being maintained, i.e., insurance, fixed assets, amortization of prepaid; makes recommendations.Ensures all processes are appropriately documented and assists in the on-going documentation of accounting policies and procedures.Prepares audit schedules and responds to auditor requests during financial audits, SOX audits or any other audit.Monitors and tracks cash outflows. Provides necessary updates to management.Interacts with field personnel. Provides exceptional customer service in explaining and responding to questions regarding monthly operating activity, investigating variances, providing detail of charges and booking re-class entries.Corresponds with third party financial institutions and regulatory bodies.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and Experience Bachelor's degree (BA) from a four-year college or university plus three to five years related experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and other Special Requirements None

Management/Decision Making Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.

Knowledge and Skills Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has a working knowledge of a functional discipline.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl

  • Talk or hear

  • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds

  • Vision

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Schedule: Regular Full-Time

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