Accounting Analyst

Corporate Services & Purchasing

Responsible for financial oversight of communities as assigned, with emphasis on technical accounting guidance, policies and procedures, best practices and internal controls. Analyst will assist in evaluating new accounting standards and implementing across communities, as well as researching and documenting solutions to complex accounting issues. Additionally, analyst will partner with community accounting staff and operations leadership to ensure timely and accurate audits and monthly BlackLine reconciliations. Analyst must be capable of managing and prioritizing individual workload to ensure delivery of appropriate information regarding clients’ needs, issues, recommendations and opportunities by relevant date.

Together, We’re Greater

At LCS, we provide you the opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, growing organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of the seniors we serve. If you are seeking an organization that gives back, you’ll love working here. Our principles and hospitality promises define our company culture. LCS employees can be found participating in volunteer activities, getting involved in our committees or collaborating with team members in our innovative work space. You’ll find lots of opportunities to grow as a professional, serve the community, and enhance the lives of the seniors. Our culture of partnership is truly we feel what makes us unique.


Ready to make a difference? Then join us as Technical Accounting Analyst. We think it’s time for you to begin your #lifeatLCS.   


What You Need To Know

  • Key resource in supporting Community Finance and Communities in evaluating new accounting standards and non-routine transactions by researching, documenting and communicating accounting implications
  • Provides external audit support for Investment and Managed communities
    • Assists with the audit planning, preparation, review and response to auditor’s questions and comments
    • Assists with establishing standards and procedures for monitoring community audit deadlines and results
    • Assists with creating financial reporting standards and tools for quarterly and year-end reporting
  • Prepares or reviews audit reports for Investment communities and reviews audit reports for Managed communities
  • Works closely with Rental Finance and Life Plan Accounting & Financial Reporting teams on audit requests and issues.
  • Reviews community BlackLine reconciliations and provides support and feedback to communities
  • Supports operations to aid in business decisions related to audit, quality control, and best practices of assigned communities
  • Performs internal control desk and site audits and develops action plan for communities
  • Contributes as an active member to the Community Finance team
    • Performs as a department team member by assisting co-workers with overloads as time permits, training new co-workers, and contributing to team projects
    • Assists with development of policy and procedure and best practice documentation
    • Trains LCS and community employees on accounting standards, policies and procedures and other tools
    • Updates and/or creates policies, procedures and reporting tools
    • Presents at conferences and trainings 
  • Completes special projects, as requested or assigned

What We Are Looking For

  • Four year degree in accounting and minimum of 1 – 3 years of related experience
  • CPA with active license is required

Even Better 

  • Flexible and able to handle changing priorities and interruptions
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of people including field personnel, auditors, and all levels of LCS personnel
  • Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to research and solve complex accounting problems
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems (Accounts Payable, Payroll, Billing, General Ledger)
  • Proficient with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of customer service principles, and the ability to apply them.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Use of proper grammar, content, and identified standards/format.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, prioritize work schedules, and complete tasks by desired due dates.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with willingness to work additional hours as needed to meet organizational deadlines.

Sound like a good fit? Let’s talk about how together we can be greater!


Why LCS?  

Industry leader. We have been in the business of Senior Living for over 40 years. Nearly 90% of Life Care Services-managed health centers have a 4- or 5-star rating.

Competitive pay, great benefits and vacation time.  We are an equal opportunity employer with benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, 401(k) with company match.

Family oriented culture. We provide a positive and supportive work environment which our employees value. Flex-time, work from home, and social activities with employees and their families add to our family centric approach.

Charity and community involvement. We are recognized as a national team for the Alzheimer’s Association and consistently a top contributor to United Way. We also support our employee’s individual community contributions and provide opportunities to get involved at our corporate locations and in our communities.

Outstanding advancement opportunities. 650 and counting; LCS is growing and we think you should too. Our company growth allows for internal growth opportunities across all of our business lines.

Professional development. Ongoing, onsite education opportunities, education assistance, and continuing education credits allow LCS employees to keep their knowledge of current industry changes relevant.

Fun companywide events. Leadership Summit, SHOE, and our annual company holiday party; just to name a few.

Top Iowa Workplace. We’ve created an environment where LCS employees enjoy coming to work. LCS has been named a top Iowa Workplace, an award that recognizes the top workplaces based on employee survey results each year.


LCS creates living experiences that enhance the lives of seniors. You’ll see this commitment in our people. They’re talented, dedicated professionals who truly care about residents, with each conducting his or her work with integrity, honesty and transparency according to the principles of LCS. We strive to help every community succeed—strengthening available resources, establishing proven practices that lead to long-term growth and creating lasting value for those living in, working for and affiliated with the community. Check us out on our website:


Travel Frequency: Up to 15%

Job Level: B




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