General Ledger Staff Accountant

Sunrise Senior Living
McLean, VA
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time

"Sunrise is the best place that I've ever worked, simply because of the people. We provide quality care in an environment that feels like home. Our focus is doing what’s right for the resident. For me, that’s a big breath of fresh air."

- Sunrise Leader

Sunrise Senior Living has an exciting opportunity for General Ledger Staff Accountant in McLean, VA.



  • Record monthly journal entries for all non-accounts payable and non-accounts receivable cash transactions such as debt payments, intercompany reimbursements, lease payments, and miscellaneous check deposits
  • Calculate bank fee and interest income allocations to corporate and communities
  • Record assigned corporate G&A accruals including but not limited to: benefits plans, corporate audit, and expense accruals provided by other departments.
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations monthly for assigned accounts. Identify and resolve any reconciling items. Explain variances in balance sheet accounts to prior quarter end and prior year end.
  • Work with departments throughout Sunrise to correct missing or incomplete cash coding provided by other departments
  • Act as subject matter expert on bank reconciliations, including providing training to bank reconciliation preparers and helping solve problems when non-routine circumstances arise
  • Work closely with bank reconciliation preparers to record all items identified in monthly reconciliations
  • Prepare corporate audit schedules for assigned areas and ensure timely resolution of auditor questions/requests
  • Maintain checklists and other organizational tools to ensure all journal entries are recorded timely, accurately, and completely
  • Take initiative in implementing improvements in assigned areas
  • Assist Assistant Manager of General Ledger Accounting with other duties as assigned

  • 4-Year Accounting or Finance degree required
  • 1-2 years minimum accounting experience required
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong problem-solving, critical-thinking, and analytical skills. Must be able to independently identify changes in patterns and develop understanding of how to adapt processes accordingly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Ability to build positive relationship with others in the organization to build a network of “go-to” people to help resolve issues and act as a “go-to” resource for others
  • Extensive Excel experience required. Experience with the use of pivot tables, vlookup, and other data filtering/sorting and analysis tools a plus
  • PeopleSoft experience strongly preferred
Sunrise maintains a drug-free work environment and all offers of employment with Sunrise are conditioned on submitting to and successfully completing and passing a drug and alcohol test.

Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. It's no surprise that many of the world's leading experts in Senior Living entrust their career to Sunrise.

At Sunrise, you will…

Make a Difference Every Day
We are passionate about our mission — to champion quality of life for all seniors. We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fullest.

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