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Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Company: Lifespace Communities, Inc.
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Don'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 is looking for a top Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting to join our leadership team. This position reports to our CFO and oversees the vision, leadership and direction for general accounting and reporting, accounts payable, revenue cycle, external reporting, operations finance, treasury, and financial planning and analysis teams. A few details about the role:

  • Oversee the timely delivery of all centralized accounting functions, which include financial reporting, budgeting, general ledger, billing, and accounts payable.
  • Develop, update, and maintain ten-year forecasting for Lifespace Communities.
  • Oversee internal and external audits and make recommendations and changes to processes.
  • Oversee the timing and preparation of the Internal Revenue Service Form 990's.
  • Supervise budget preparation and billings. Oversee accounting activities, cash, investment, and asset management. Develop and coordinate the operational functions of the accounting department. Ensure accurate reporting and conformance to financial policies.
  • Ensure accuracy, integrity, and effectiveness of all monthly, quarterly, and annual disclosures as part of the continuing disclosure agreements are completed and filed on a timely basis.
  • Build an enterprise analytics function that provides the business with reporting and analytics to drive business results.
  • Oversee and advise the CFO in developing internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures, and accounting policies, ensuring the policies are in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Prepare quarterly financial documents for the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors and present financials as requested by the CFO.
  • Interface with community resident finance committees on issues related to budgets and actual costs incurred.
  • Responsible for performing research and concluding on technical US GAAP issues and other statutory reporting issues; ensure new accounting pronouncements are properly recorded or disclosed in the quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Work closely with the operations, sales, and other departments on financial issues and analysis; review all financials monthly.
  • Work closely with the CFO on financings, performing detailed reviews of financing agreements, schedules and providing required information to analysts, consultants, attorneys, and others; ensures processes are in place to comply with ongoing reporting requirements.
  • Assist with redevelopment projects by reviewing forecasts; reconciliations to actual results and ensuring the project budgets are being appropriately tracked. And here's what you need to apply:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
    • Fifteen years of experience in finance and accounting.
    • Ten years hands-on accounting managerial experience.
    • Experience as controller.
    • CPA, CMA or MBA are preferred. 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. If you are excited to learn and grow, be excellent, thrive with your team and deliver personalized experiences you'll enjoy your career with us! Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Keywords: Lifespace Communities, Inc., West Des Moines , Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting, Executive , West Des Moines, Iowa

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