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Senior Accountant

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit

Accounting & Finance
Southfield, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

Job Details

Full Time
2 Year Degree


At JSL you are part of a warm and inviting community that provides support services and quality living for older adults. Our residents enjoy a full range of social/cultural programs and activities while residing in our assisted living communities.

We have an wonderful opportunity for a Senior Accountant at our Corporate office.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Reconciles and maintains schedules on various general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries for posting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Tracks and reconciles intercompany transfers.
  • Performs grant management including budget preparation, submitting draws, and grant compliance.
  • Performs and reconciles fund accounting.
  • Approves payroll submitted expenses and prepares journal entry allocation entry and bank transfers for payroll funding.
  • Prepares cash receipt entries for bank transfers.
  • Prepares investment account journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Manages credit card purchases and approve charges.
  • Serves as the liaison between the third-party IT support company and employees.
  • Oversees internal financial statement review and accruals.
  • Prepares external governmental reporting to HUD and MSHDA.
  • Assists with budgeting and forecasting.
  • Assists in preparing supporting documents for annual audits of financial statements.
  • Comply with federal, state and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Engages in ongoing educational opportunities to update job knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Associates degree in accounting.
  • Have a minimum of 2-5 years of accounting experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General business and non-profit experience (preferred).
  • Experience with multi-entity organizations (preferred).
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge software (beneficial but not required).
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Critical thinking: uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Deductive reasoning: apply general rules to problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive reasoning: ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Organizing, planning and prioritization of work with the ability to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships.
  • Providing timely and appropriate information to supervisors and co-workers.
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity: being honest, ethical, and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change (positive or negative) and variety in the workplace.
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Achievement/Effort: establishing achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Independence: guiding oneself with minimal supervisor oversight to accomplish task and job.
  • Self-Control: maintaining professionalism and composure while keeping emotions in check.
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Persistence: job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.