Date Posted June 28, 2024
Industry Finance, Payroll
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Senior Accountant is an integral part of Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) accounting team. This position supports CESLC in the areas of general accounting, budgets, account reconciliations, standard and adjusting journal entries, variance analysis, payroll analysis, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and audit. Of utmost importance in this role is a demonstrated ability to be self-directed in prioritizing responsibilities and deliverables while working with limited oversight, as well as acting in a fiduciary capacity to safeguard CESLC. Critical skills for this position include solid experience with US GAAP accounting principles, clear communications, being a team player, maintaining confidentiality, detail-oriented, and acting with the highest degree of integrity.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is a faith-based nonprofit senior services organization located in Rockville, Maryland, delivering quality care and meaningful life experiences to older adults with dignity and compassion rooted in Jewish values. Our team of over 800 members represent a very wide range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and faiths.

Our total rewards package includes competitive compensation, health benefits, a retirement plan, generous PTO, tuition reimbursement, EAP program that also covers family and proximity to public transportation.

This position is located in the Dekelboum Building at 6121 Montrose Road in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Ensure transactions are recorded accurately and in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to properly record accounting transactions, ensuring that journal entries have proper backup to substantiate the entry.
  • Research and analyze P&L budget to actual and year over year variances and analyze P&L trends.
  • Provide financial analysis and interpretation to management, identifying trends, risks, and opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial operations.
  • Address inquiries and provide explanations regarding financial matters to internal and external parties.
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts monthly; resolve any reconciling items on a timely basis.
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close and reporting.
  • Responsible for client invoicing and collection process including generating and distributing client invoices; monitoring and collecting payments; processing and recording transactions; maintaining account statuses; researching and resolving account discrepancies; reconciliation of client invoicing to service provider time records; and reconciliation of client balances to supporting detail records, cash receipts activity, and accounts receivable aging
  • Reconcile daily labor reporting and timesheet capture ensuring timely identification and resolution of discrepancies and anomalies. This process includes reconciliation of labor reporting to client invoicing and bi-weekly payroll transmission upload file.
  • Assist with annual budget preparation.
  • Participate in annual external audit, including timely preparation and organization of audit schedules, work papers, and various reports.
  • Partner with internal teams, program directors and managers to interpret financial results and to address inquiries and issues as they arise.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, 3+ years of relevant experience in Accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; expert-level proficiency with Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work to strict deadlines, and to deal with shifting and competing priorities.
  • Maintains confidentiality.