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Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    960293

  • Req ID

    96399BR

  • Job Category

    Finance/Accounting

  • Career Area

    Corporate & Regional

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Job Location

    Five Star Senior Living
    400 Centre Street
    Newton, MA 02458

Location Information

Five Star Senior Living's corporate headquarters are located in Newton, Massachusetts. Just 20 minutes outside of downtown Boston, the building features easy access to public transportation and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Key Responsibilities

Summary:

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 experienced Staff Accountant to join our dynamic corporate accounting 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 Corporate Accounting team members, especially Senior Accountants that will provide you with on the job training, mentorship and career navigation. 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 critically 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or review standard monthly journal entries
  • Prepare and/or review monthly reconciliations and related work papers
  • Communicate internally with other corporate departments, as well as external parties in some instances to gather information
  • Exercise critical thinking in operational, financial, and transactional analysis to identify and help resolve any issues that may arise
  • Prepare balance sheet and income statement fluctuation analyses
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for executive financial packages
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial records are maintained in accordance with US GAAP
  • Propose and execute process improvements to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Assist in providing a strong internal control environment by ensuring compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), as they relate to your role
  • Enhance job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, professional organizations, and maintaining a “continuous improvement” mindset
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and analyses as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel skills
  • Inquisitive and eager to learn, develop and continuously improve within a large team setting
  • Detail oriented and capable of carrying out tasks independently
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work well in a changing and fluid environment
  • Experience with Workday is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with Blackline is a plus, but not required

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

About Five Star

Five Star Senior Living Inc., a national healthcare and senior living provider headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, proudly offers the highest quality service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. Founded in 2000, Five Star has two major operating division: Five Star Senior Living and AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions.

The Five Star Senior Living division includes more than 280 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Healthcare Centers with Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. With communities in over 30 states and more than 25,000 team members, Five Star is committed to maximizing our residents' independence and enhancing their lifestyles.

The Ageility division provides both inpatient and outpatient services to over 150 communities. These services are provided both within Five Star and to customers externally. We offer Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services. Our specialty programs includes our Step up to Stop falls Program, "Connections" our memory care therapy program, and our executive functioning program that focuses on cognitive strategies aimed at keeping our residents independent in areas such as medication management and house hold functions.

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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    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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