Franciscan Ministries

Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-IL-Lemont
Full Time


About us:

Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, is a nonprofit Catholic organization. For more than a century, we have cared for generations of families. We own and operate premier senior living communities that provide a spectrum of housing and care options including independent living, assisted living, memory support services, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and community-based home care. Our charitable programs include a domestic violence prevention center and shelter, and we provide scholarships and educational support for students attending an all-girls Catholic high school in the Chicago area.


Position Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for preparation of monthly financial statements, bank and account reconciliations, journal entries, maintenance of fixed asset records, financing modeling and assist with analysis for multiple entities/services assigned.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly journal entries for all communities and operating entities assigned. Collect and review all applicable information from source documents to support journal entries.
  • Preparation of account reconciliations assigned. Complete timely and accurately and prepare journal entries as necessary.
  • Maintain fixed asset and capital budget subsidiary ledger. Ensure timely and accurate entry of all capital expenditures and disposals. Assist in preparing and maintaining capital budget/capital plans. Reconcile to general ledger and prepare journal entries as necessary.
  • Assist finance staff as requested in the preparation of audit work papers, cost report work papers, budget, and other projects and analysis as assigned.
  • Assist with financial modeling and other analysis for various entities and services as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned or as area of responsibility indicate.


 Position Requirements


  • Minimum Education: bachelor’s degree in accounting 
  • Minimum Applicable Experience: 2 years related work experience.
  • Professional Membership, Licensures, Certifications:


Employee Benefits:

We offer our associates benefits to support growth, like tuition reimbursement so you can reach educational and development goals!  Generous paid time off – so you can experience awesome work life balance, and medical, dental and vision insurance, so that you are not only happy but healthy! Packages also include:

  • Competitive Compensation & Bonus
  • Group Health, Dental & Vision
  • Employer Funded Health Savings Account
  • Life/Disability Insurance (Maternity – STD options!!)
  • 401k Match
  • Tuition Assistance


Mission & Values

  • Supports, upholds, and maintains the Mission & Philosophy of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and promotes it in a positive manner in all business interactions within and outside of the community. Demonstrates loyalty, pride in the Ministry, its associates, and departments.
  • Respects and safeguards the confidentiality of information regarding residents, co-workers, and the Community, and holds others accountable to the same standard.
  • As a leader within the organization, projects a professional and caring demeanor in interactions with residents, family members, visitors, associates, and subordinates.
  • Exhibits financial responsibilities, ensuring budgetary guidelines are met. Leaders are accountable for their associate’s use of equipment, supplies, and other materials with a focused effort to reduce waste and costs.
  • Sets an example by demonstrating an attitude of teamwork when interacting with others within or outside the community. As such, consistently displays respect for self and for others in manner (body language, dress), word (spoken language) and action (behavior).
  • Takes ownership of job responsibilities by initiating prompt and appropriate action/follow-up in all areas. Ensures appropriate and timely resolutions to situations.
  • Exhibits resourcefulness and Initiative in anticipating and meeting the needs of residents, co-workers, and subordinates in a pro-active manner. Encourages and empowers subordinates to perform in the same manner.
  • Welcomes feedback, suggestions, and new ideas as an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve services.
  • Promotes and supports the change effort through accurate and timely communication, flexibility, and acceptance.
  • Aligns community/departmental goals and objectives with the overall strategic plan of the organization.




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