WesleyLife WesleyLife Staff Accountant in Johnston, Iowa

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Date Posted:1/7/2019

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WesleyLife Staff Accountant

Looking for more than just another job? Do you have prior staff accountant or related experience?

WesleyLife is seeking a Staff Accountant. Our ideal candidate isdetail oriented,highly organizedand lovesdata analysis. We are looking for adriven achieverwithinterpersonal skills. To succeed in this role, we need someone who understands the importance ofmeeting deadlines.

As a WesleyLife Staff Account, your role is vitally important to our success in transforming the aging experience and supports those we serve, wherever they call home. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. This isn’t a typical 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job. We aren’t just another employer looking to fill a job opening. Work hours will extend beyond eight hour days, at times, to ensure deadlines are adhered to and business needs are met.

If you are seeking something more, and want to be part of an organization focused on making a difference in the lives of others, check out what WesleyLife has to offer!


  • Perform accounting, reporting, planning and budgeting while assisting with the development of methodologies and process cost accounting and service based revenues.

  • Implement and continually improve internal controls processes, policies and procedures including investigating deviations in projections.

  • Ensures financial reporting systems produce accurate and reliable results that support business operations, including but not limited to census, productivity, etc.

  • Report writing and the ability to serve as the Subject Matter Expert that will train new and existing team members, including leadership, as needed.

  • Oversee banking relationships including Administration of electronic user rights.

  • Cognos financial system administration which includes updating accounts and cost center structure.

  • Gather, approve and report 990 tax returns, Property and Liability Insurance renewals, entry fee amortization, entry fee refunds.

  • Monitor and maintain property plant and equipment, construction in progress, and depreciation schedules.

  • End of the month responsibilities such as closing of financial records, preparation of related journal entries and supervising cash and electronic disbursements and corresponding tax withholding liabilities.

  • Collaborate with leaders and team members to identify operation improvement opportunities including supporting leaders with budgeting and forecasting as well as external and state auditors, as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or Business; advanced certification is a plus.

  • 3-7 years financial accounting and planning, with previous business leadership experience highly desired.

  • Proven experience effectively communicating information while providing accurate financial analysis and timely operational reports.

  • Understanding of cost accounting, nonprofit accounting, GAAP principles and financial report writing and system administration.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word

  • Experience in senior living is preferable, including proven ability to build effective relationships across business lines.

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities in an always evolving industry.

  • Solution oriented, driven to meet goals while produce positive results through collaborative efforts with team members and leaders.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; prior experience effectively presenting complex finance concepts to executive leaders is highly desired.

WesleyLife offers great benefits! Our health and wellness perks are amazing! Because of our commitment to health and well-being, candidates must successfully complete a pre-hire health assessment, drug and nicotine screen prior to employment. Click on the following link to learn more about WesleyLife: www.wesleylife.org. WesleyLife offers fantastic employment opportunities where you can personally contribute to increasing the value of life for aging individuals in Iowa!

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time

  • Location:Johnston,IA

  • Job Type:Accounting

  • Experience:3 to 7 years

  • Date Posted:1/7/2019

About Us

"I am so glad I have the opportunity to work with the people who make up team Halcyon House. Wish my nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant friends could join us." - Peggy Grothe, Halcyon House, Washington, Iowa

What makes working at WesleyLife different? It’s the rare opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others and connect with your purpose in life. Just ask any of the 1,400-plus team members who already have made the decision to choose WesleyLife. What we believe truly sets us apart.

WesleyLife encourages team members to form deep relationships with co-workers and residents while serving others. You’ll do important, meaningful work, experience personal and financial rewards and have ample opportunities to grow your career to increase responsibility, your knowledge and income.

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