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Accountant - Home Office

Company: Lifespace Communities, Inc.
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Salary Range: $60,000 to $67,000Don't just live life....love life!Who wants to go to a boring job? At Lifespace, we get paid to create memories for our residents! We are not limited by our job title. We are one team united by our passion for service with a dash of fun. No matter the stage in your career, this is your opportunity to be empowered to create your own lasting impression.Lifespace Communities would like to introduce the opportunity to become an Accountant at:Home Office4201 Corporate DriveWest Des Moines, IA 50266The Accountant provides financial services to each of the Lifespace communities. Duties include general accounting, month-end reporting, analysis, and governance, regulatory and corporate compliance while providing timely information and support to both the communities and home office.A few other details about the role:

  • Work closely with the directors of finance, accounting department and others within the organization to ensure journal entries and other transactions are accurately and timely recorded
  • Prepare daily reconciliations for cash accounts
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for assigned balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies
  • Work closely with the accounting/finance team and others within the organization to ensure open and accurate communications and excellent customer service
  • Identify and resolve issues as they arise, and determine the process and controls needed to prevent the issue from occurring again in the future
  • Assist in the preparation of month-end, quarterly and annual reports, consolidation, and other reporting as assignedWork with the controller on special projects
  • Assist with the budget, forecasting and audit processes as requested
  • Continuously pursue process improvement and embraces best practices in the accounting function
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Obtain knowledge and demonstrate the principles of Living Lifespace, person directed care and successful aging philosophies and their inherent core values of commitment, respect, compassion, dedication, team work and quality. Team member will support, actively participate and act in accordance with the principles of the Living Lifespace service culture and be familiar with and fluent in the language and service pillars of Living Lifespace.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.And here's what you need to apply:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or an associate's degree with five years of demonstrated experience in accounting.
    • Two to three years accounting experience.
    • Knowledge of US GAAP.
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be able to effectively communicate in person and over the phone.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Detail oriented, with problem solving skills to ensure accuracy.
    • Excellent computer skills and the ability to navigate through multiple systems. Spreadsheet, software, and hardware proficient.
    • Must be self-motivated and work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
    • Must demonstrate strong analytical skills along with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.Lifespace has enjoyed over 40 years of success and this is just the beginning. With new opportunities, continued growth, and the support from your Lifespace family get ready to ignite your life and experience Living Lifespace.ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:Lifespace Communities headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, is one of the nation's largest senior living provider of non-profit retirement communities. The organization has annual revenue of over $340 million and employs over 3,800 team members. Lifespace Communities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.Lifespace has remained true to its founding ideal: to help create exceptional, financially sound communities where people could enjoy a more rewarding and secure retirement. The organization is committed to excellence and innovation in creating communities that celebrate the lives of seniors. Lifespace serves over 5,100 residents.The Lifespace Communities are as follows:
      • Abbey Delray - Delray Beach, Florida
      • Abbey Delray South - Delray Beach, Florida
      • Beacon Hill - Lombard, Illinois
      • Claridge Court - Prairie Village, Kansas
      • Edgemere - Dallas, Texas
      • Friendship Village Of Bloomington - Bloomington, Minnesota
      • Friendship Village Of South Hills - Upper St. Claire, Pennsylvania
      • Harbour's Edge - Delray Beach, Florida
      • Newcastle Place- Meqon, Wisconsin
      • Oak Trace - Downers Grove, Illinois
      • Querencia at Barton Creek - Austin, Texas
      • The Stayton - Fort Worth, Texas
      • Village On The Green - Longwood, Florida
      • The Waterford - Juno Beach, Florida

Keywords: Lifespace Communities, Inc., West Des Moines , Accountant - Home Office, Accounting, Auditing , West Des Moines, Iowa

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