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in Newton, MA

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  • Job ID

    1092452

  • Req ID

    111065BR

  • Job Category

    Finance/Accounting

  • Career Area

    Corporate & Regional

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Job Location

    AlerisLife Inc
    400 Centre Street
    Newton, MA 02458

Location Information

We offer a fully flexible workplace- you can work from home, our home office, in one of our communities- or any combination!

Key Responsibilities

At AlerisLife we want you to follow your passion and build your career. Every team member plays an important role in realizing our vision: a world in which quality of life is ageless. Learn more about what drives us and explore the exciting opportunities we offer. Don’t wait—we want you to never stop advancing.

This is a remote position

ABOUT THE TEAM

We’re a team of mission-driven individuals with a hunger for purposeful innovation and making a difference in the lives of others. We keep our values of People First, Trust Matters, Moving Forward and Passion for Life at the center of what we do and who they serve -- our people. We welcome diversity of backgrounds, ideas and life experiences. At AlerisLife and in our operating divisions, you’ll find a dedication to one another that’s profound; everyone plays a role in the success of others. What’s more, we have a respect for the commitments we all have outside of work and the trust and flexibility to attend to them.

ABOUT THE JOB

Five Star Senior Living, is a progressive, publicly traded company focused on changing the way we think about aging. Our headquarters are located in Newton, MA. We are seeking an Accountant to join our dynamic and growing accounting operations team. If you are looking for the opportunity to join a large, public company with a start-up corporate culture and mindset, and the opportunity to grow with a clear path to be recognized and rewarded, this may be the right position for you.

We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about accounting and seeking an opportunity to bring your skills to a mission-driven company that is open-minded, a quick learner and able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. The ability to build trust easily and work well within a team, independently and cross-functionally are several attributes that will make someone successful in the organization. If you are committed to excellence and being held accountable to drive results, then we may have a great opportunity for you!

You will work closely with the Accounting Operations team members, especially team leads and Accounting Managers that will provide you with on the job training, mentorship and career navigation. You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for certain consolidated balance sheet and income statement accounts (e.g. accounts receivable, reserve for bad debt, revenue, property taxes, etc.). Your role within a large publicly traded company will provide you exposure and the opportunity to gain experience in SEC-related functions and access to cross functional teams within the corporate function (i.e. marketing, sales, corporate development, IT, Legal, HR, etc…)

This role will be a critical valued member of the accounting and finance organization, with a broad set of responsibilities that will build both soft skills as well as a wide range of technical accounting skillsets. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation of general accounting concepts and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. A “roll-up-your sleeves” mentality, strong problem solver and collaborator skillset is key.


ABOUT YOU

  • Purpose and Meaning – You have an authentic connection to our vision, mission and values that helps you advance our culture and keep People First at all times.
  • Advancing Others – Whether it’s for our customers or team members, you are known as someone committed to advancing others by supporting their continuous growth and leading them to achieve results. You get it – positive team experiences lead to incredible customer moments.
  • Operational ExcellenceYou are a systems thinker who encourages a mindset of continuous process improvement and outcomes, believes that ideas can come from everywhere and empowers people to find ways to improve how and what we deliver for our customers and each other.
  • You Are Accountable – to our team, our customer and our brand(s). You believe that how we achieve results is just as important as what we accomplish together.
  • Let’s Do This – Fast is as slow as we go! You thrive on maintaining the focus on what’s now while managing multiple priorities, projects and competing demands and helping others anticipate and embrace what’s next.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Ensure financial records are maintained in accordance with US GAAP
  • Assist the Accounting team and Internal Audit with compliance related matters including year-end audit support and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Actively engage in the design and conduct trainings regarding day-to-day accounting related matters and other technical matters to the corporate accountants or to operations personnel
  • Propose and execute process improvements to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Assist tax department on certain tax provision and compliance matters

Monthly Expectations

  • Responsible for the execution of various month-end close processes for their communities including analysis of financial results, as well as execution along with their Accounting Team of the consolidated SME area close processes
  • Prepare and/or review standard monthly journal entries
  • Prepare and/or review monthly reconciliations and related workpapers
  • Detailed review and analysis of community-level income statements prepared by the corporate accountants
  • Detailed review of community-level balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the corporate accountants, including cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets and accrued liabilities

THE EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Three to five (or more) years of relevant experience (accounting operations and/or audit)
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with multiple departments and geographically distributed teams to ensure all tasks are completed
  • Extremely attentive to details and process with excellent follow-through to meet deadlines in a changing/fluid environment
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and applications
  • Superb communication, presentation, and excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Natural leadership, great sense of humor, collaborative nature and drive for excellence

Preferred skills:

  • Public accounting experience preferred but not required, and CPA or candidate a plus
  • Experience in mid-size to large SEC registrants and/or privately-held businesses preferred but not required
  • Prior experience supervising and/or developing staff preferred but not required
  • Experience with Workday a plus

Shift/Hours

Daytime

Our Core Values

  • We Put People First
  • We Act With Integrity
  • We Mind the Business
  • We Listen, Then Act Decisively
  • We Work to be Our Best


Five Star Senior Living and Ageility are operating divisions of AlerisLife, a provider of an evolving portfolio of residential and lifestyle services to older adults who want to live life to the fullest. We are approximately 10,000 team members serving in 29 states as well as our corporate AlerisLife headquarters located outside of Boston. Together, we’re assembling a suite of best-in-class products and services to inspire joyful living in a growing range of settings.


About Five Star

The Five Star Senior Living division includes independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's/memory care communities across the United States. When you join Five Star, you become part of a family where you’ll be supported in your efforts, offered guidance in your career and celebrated for your unique talents. We’re a team of dedicated professionals who make it possible for older adults to live their healthiest, happiest and most fulfilling lives. We hope you can join us and be part of an amazing team!


EEOC

Five Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

In addition, Five Star expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of employees in the workplace, or in other settings in which employees may find themselves in connection with their employment. Improper interference with the ability of Five Star’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination harassment or retaliation, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any federal, state, or local law is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

JOB LOCATION

400 Centre Street
Newton, MA  02458

Perks & Benefits

  • Health
    Health
  • Dental
    Dental
  • Vision
    Vision
  • Life Insurance
    Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Insurance
    Voluntary Insurance
  • PTO
    PTO
  • Tuition
    Tuition
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
    401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Medical and Dependent Care FSA
    Medical and Dependent Care FSA

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    HEAR FROM OUR TEAM MEMBERS

    I have only been at Five Star for a short while, but I have not regretted that decision. The staff is friendly, and I fell in love with my residents from the moment I first walked in. Five Star recognizes each of their employees' unique abilities and helps promote growth. Thanks for having me at Five Star.

    It is a great feeling knowing I am surrounded at Five Star by professionals who have the same high ethical standards that I hold myself to. We work together to resolve concerns and to plan for the future of the company, my community and my professional development.

    I have been working for Five Star at the Remington Club for thirteen years. As a nurse, I appreciate their core values and commitment to excellence. Five Star sets itself apart by their standards. I am happy to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

    I have been in the aging services field for 16 years and feel very fortunate to be affiliated with one of the leaders in the Senior Housing industry. The amount support and resources available is unsurpassed. I appreciate the experience, knowledge, and caliber of my superiors and colleagues. I love what I do and am proud to represent 5 Star.

    I have had the pleasure of working for Five Star Senior Living Inc. for the past 13 years, and I have enjoyed the educational experiences and the opportunity for advancement. I started my career as an Executive Director and I have most recently been promoted to Divisional Vice President. I love the fact that we put people first and encourage our team members to grow. There is a unique spirit of advancement from within the company. I am so happy to be a part of this great organization!

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    Five Star Senior Living is an EEO Affirmative Action Employer. Learn more

    EEOC

    Five Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    In addition, Five Star expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of employees in the workplace, or in other settings in which employees may find themselves in connection with their employment. Improper interference with the ability of Five Star’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination harassment or retaliation, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any federal, state, or local law is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

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