The Community Accounting Supervisor reports directly to the Community Assistant Controller.
The Community Accounting Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting and reporting for a group of communities within the companies portfolios as well as reviewing month-end close related tasks. The position is also responsible for the management and mentoring of the Senior Accountants and Community Staff Accountants. Additionally, the role serves as the main point of contact for any financial related needs for regional business partners, such as the Regional Directors of Operations (RDO). As the primary financial resource, the Community Accounting Supervisor must provide exemplary customer service both internally and externally.
The responsibilities also include the timely preparation of monthly financial packages, analyzing the business performance of the communities, and offering knowledgeable insight to regional personnel. This role is involved in the more complex areas of financial analysis and serves as an integral financial resource to the regional teams.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyze financial trends and historical data to assist with advising business decisions
Maintain accounting operational standards by overseeing the preparation and review of all month end close responsibilities
Prepare and present regular department training’s to assist with the continued growth of knowledge and skills within the department
Manage and guide the Community Staff Accountants and Community Senior Accountants, including training new hires and educating associates on accounting standards and procedures
Update job knowledge by participating in both internal and external educational opportunities
Forge Business Partnership Relationships with regional personnel within community responsibility cluster
Provide guidance and assist in all accounting areas
Maintain an open line of communication between the RDO’s
Coach and support RDO’s on monthly financials and opportunities for business process improvements
Conduct monthly financial review meetings with each assigned RDO and the correlating Business Partners
Prepare, maintain, calculate and report out on monthly financial packages including income statement, balance sheet, occupancy, and other reporting documents
Oversee the creation and enhancement of workpaper purposes, procedures, and analytics.
Drive departmental projects and initiatives related to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and implementing new processes.
Coordinate interim and year-end audit work papers for internal review by Assistant Community Controller and Community Controller as well as external Auditors
Review the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for a 501c3 charity
Communicate current performance and future expectations with investment partners
Provides financial information, as needed, to internal Financial Planning & Analysis staff
Perform ad-hoc analysis and troubleshooting of matters as they arise.
Demonstrates ability to work as a team player
Strong leadership and management skills
Maintains organized, neat, and accurate files
Superior customer service
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Attention to detail and ability to report timely is essential
Strong time management, problem solving, and analytical skills
Ability to drive projects independently as well as work in groups within the Accounting department, Home Office departments, and communities.
Demonstrates exemplary communication skills
Communicates effectively with supervisor, co-workers, and customers
Strong written skills
Demonstrates proficiency in MS Office and strong use of Excel.
Experience with, or ability to become proficient in, accounting software
BS or BA degree in accounting, finance or business from accredited college or university
5-7 years of relevant Accounting experience or 2-4 years in public accounting