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Senior Accountant- CPA- Ensign Services in Salt Lake City, UT

Ensign Services Salt Lake City Full-Time
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Ensign Services is presently seeking a talented and energetic Senior Accountant for our Utah Service Center in Salt Lake City, UT. This candidate will play a key role in our growing company, as it serves the needs of our rapidly-expanding heath care services client base across the United States. Qualified candidates must have a degree in accounting or finance, CPA preferred. The Senior Accountant will have a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with significant responsibility for the month end close process and balance sheet review and analysis for numerous locations.  Candidates with the best fit will be able to partner with the current team to build the Utah Service Center into a best-in-organization group.

Ensign Services, Inc. is the most dynamic company in the exploding healthcare services field today, serving 215 long-term care facilities, over 40 home health and hospice agencies, with over 20,000 employees in fourteen states. These operations have no corporate headquarters or traditional management hierarchy. Instead, they operate independently with support from the shared "Service Centers", a world-class service team that provides the centralized clinical, legal, risk management, HR, training, accounting, IT and other resources necessary to allow on-site leaders and caregivers to focus squarely on day-to-day care and business issues in their individual operations.

What sets Ensign Services apart from other companies is the quality of our most valuable resource-our people. On a daily basis, we focus on living out our Culture:

Passion for Learning
Love One Another
Intelligent Risk Taking
Customer Second

The incorporation of these principles at all levels of our organization allows our employees to feel valued and excited about their impact on the operational partners and service center team members. Our culture fosters excellence personally and professionally and promotes development that leads to continued success.

Job Description

The GL Accountant position is based in our Utah Service Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Accounting responsibilities/duties of this key position include:

  • Responsible for the general ledger month-end close of 10-12 locations.
  • Review and follow-up of monthly financial results with field locations and Controller.
  • Prepare general ledger entries as needed to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial results for month-end close. Generate and review operating statements, compare actual results to historical trends and investigate and explain variances; analyze key accounts.
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy, appropriate coding and accrue when necessary.
  • Ensure deadlines for month-end close and financial reporting requirements are met and all accounting and reporting activities are performed in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliation of selected asset and liability accounts for accuracy.
  • Responsible for compiling all supporting documentation for balances in these accounts
  • Maintain and monitor applicable SOX controls including contact with centers to ensure completeness.
  • Provide support to internal and external auditors as required.


  • 2-5+ years of relevant experience in an accounting function is required
  • 2-3 years of big 4 Accounting Firm experience in an accounting function is strongly preferred
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance- CPA preferred
  • Strong analytical and technical accounting skills are necessary for success in this role
  • Ability to partner with operations, communicate accounting concepts in simplistic terms
  • Proactive approach – don’t wait to be told, go and do!
  • Effectively prioritize tasks and projects 
  • Training/presentation skills to all levels of the organization
  • Clear and concise communication habits
  • Strong Excel skills preferred
  • Great Plains experience preferred
  • Experience in a central location managing field accounting activities is preferred
  • Able to work some off-hours necessary to complete the close process.
  • Skilled nursing healthcare experience a plus

Additional Information

We are committed to providing a competitive Total Rewards Package that meets our employees’ needs.

From a choice of medical, dental and vision plans to retirement savings opportunities through a 401(k), company match and various other features, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. We believe in great work and we celebrate our employees' efforts and accomplishments both locally and companywide, recognizing people daily through our Moments of Truth Program. In addition to recognition we believe in supporting our employees' professional growth and development. We provide employees a wide range of free e-courses through our Learning Management System as well as training sessions and seminars.

For more information, please go to www.ensignbenefits.com

The job location for this position is:

St. Joseph Villa
451 Bishop Federal Lane
Salt Lake City, UT  84115


If interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!


The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.

The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.

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