Brookdale Senior Living Supervisor, Accounting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Full Time

6737 W. Washington St. Suite 2300

Job #:SACmilWI7248842

/Brookdale//. Bringing new life to senior living./

Job Summary:

Responsible for directing the general ledger staff on a daily basis. Directly supervises employees in the General Ledger department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Your responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership to daily operations and special projects including development of computer applications and reporting and attainment of process improvement.

  2. Ensure that accounting transactions are recorded in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and Brookdale policies and procedures.

  3. Maintains the integrity of general ledgers.

  4. Assists in compiling financial statements and other financial data for external financial reporting purposes.

  5. Develops the appropriate accounting treatment for the company"s significant financial activities and transactions.

  6. Identifies financial accounting opportunities and alternatives to meet company objectives.

  7. Coordinates the completion of the balance sheet account analysis. Reviews monthly balance sheet and profit-and-loss statements.

  8. Prepares, verifies, and controls the entering of journal entries to the general ledger.

  9. Coordinates monthly closing and production of consolidated financial statements to guarantee timely reporting.

  10. Monitors and tracks cash outflows.

  11. Ensures all processes are appropriately documented and assists in the on-going documentation of accounting policies and procedures.

  12. Reviews cost center and chart of account structures. Makes recommendations as to cost center/account structure that will identify the nature of expenditures to their proper area. Assists in controlling annual expenditures and streamlines the data processing support required during month-end.

  13. 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).

  14. Reviews supporting schedules to ensure that the company"s accounting practices are being maintained, i.e., insurance, fixed assets, amortization of prepaid; makes recommendations where applicable.

  15. Responsible for correspondence with third party financial institutions and regulatory bodies.

  16. Prepares audit schedules and to auditor requests during financial audits, SOX audits or any other audit.

  17. 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 reclass entries.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor"s degree in Accounting or Finance, with 5-7 years of related experience.

  • CPA Preferred

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Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

Flexibility with schedule including availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays