Senior Community Accountant in Lincoln, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Think senior living sounds boring? Think again. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!


Position Description:

We are looking for an experienced professional who can assist in the improvement of the accounts payable function including automation of the workflow and approval process.  The AP Specialist will evaluate the effectiveness of the current process and assist in the centralization or outsourcing of the AP function.  The AP Specialist is responsible for ensuring payments are made by Benchmark Senior Living in a timely manner. The AP Specialist works efficiently and effectively to see that invoices are received and payments are processed. 


Core Responsibilities: 

Accounts Receivable

  • Monitor Move in and Move out activity
  • Record resident payments
  • Report deposits appropriately
  • Post service fees into billing system
  • Assist Director of Business Administration in reviewing resident bills
  • Assist Director of Business Administration with resident file maintenance
  • Timely distribution of resident bills
  • Assist Executive Director with monitoring aged receivable balances and make collection calls to respective parties
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle

 Accounts Payable

  • Code all invoices for payment
  • Verify the appropriate approvals on all invoices that are submitted for payment
  • Facilitate new vendor add process for Department Heads
  • Batch weekly invoices for payment
  • Audit expense reports
  • Provide month end close accruals to Community Accountant
  • File copies of vendor invoices
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle

 P&L Management

  • Capable of understanding the components of an accrual basis Financial statement
  • Assist the Director of Business Administration with gathering support for significant Actual to Budget Variances on the Monthly financial statement
  • Gather support for monthly accruals from department heads
  • Adhere to the accounting cycle

Computer Skills

  • Produces communication documents
  • Maintains databases (residents, vendors, etc.)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Yardi


  • Participates in in-service trainings as required by state regulations

Job Requirements


  • High School graduate or equivalent certificate; Associates degree preferred
  • Successful completion of bookkeeping/accounting courses is helpful
  • 5+ years progressive experience in business office is a must
  • Prior experience in a senior living community preferred



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as familiarity with the Internet and its search tools
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic GL and Accounts Payable systems
  • Knowledge of office equipment and ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Maintains general ledger, billing and payroll databases (residents, vendors, etc.)