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Staff Accountant

Company: Chicago Better Business Bureau
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Staff Accountant Classification: ExemptDepartment: Finance Reports to: Assistant Director of FinanceGeneral Description / Purpose:Serving the Chicagoland area and northern Illinois for more than 90 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a purpose-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationships between businesses and consumers. We connect consumers with trustworthy businesses. And no, we are a non-governmental organization.We're looking for someone who's talented, passionate, dedicated, has a positive attitude, and a relentless can-do spirit. We have an outstanding team in place, and we're hyper-focused on delivering consistently great work, all in a fun, supportive, and collaborative work environment. Think of us as a 93-year old organization with a start-up attitude.Vision: An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.Mission: BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.Duties and Responsibilities: include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares first draft of audit documentation
  • Creates monthly financial statement package by assisting the Controller with monthly and annual closing entries
  • Maintains a list of internal inventory and assets
  • Aids Controller with annual budget compilation, monitors allocation of funds within budgetary limitations, and prepares budget variation reports for the review of the Controller
  • Creates ad hoc financial and operational reports, which provides key organizational and departmental performance indicators
  • Using internal software, compiles payroll information and processes semimonthly payroll using Paylocity
  • Reviews and processes employee expense reimbursements according to company policy
  • Follows payroll practices and assists in collaboration with other members of the management team in establishing personnel policies that assures compliance with state and federal regulations, including wages, salaries and benefit regulations.
  • Prepares and submits all annual tax forms for 1099s
  • Processes accounts payable invoices and credit card transactions thru all stages of the process prior to payment
  • Create documented processes to streamline and improve current functionsQualifications/Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting
    • At least three years of previous experience with the following:
    • Compiling and processing payroll
    • Managing or assisting with annual audit
    • Classifying/coding accounts payable items
    • Proficient with QuickBooks, Excel, Paylocity payroll software a plus.
    • Accounting experience with not-for-profit a plus
    • Sense of ownership of tasks, taking accountability for accuracy and completion of the tasks
    • Attention to detail a must
    • Being proactive with the duties and possessing excellent organizational skills
    • Willingness to work as a team player and support the internal staff as needed
    • Flexible and open to taking on new responsibilities as this position may growSalary & Benefits:
      • Competitive Salary
      • Partially remote temporarily due to COVID with potential future permanent hybrid schedule
      • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
      • Long and short-term disability
      • Retirement plan (401k)
      • Paid time off (including Birthdays and Holidays)
      • Volunteer daysHow to Apply:All applicants should submit an application including resume and salary requirements by inputting the requested information under the 'Apply Now' section at the right hand side of this page.Please visit for more information on working with the BBB!Equal Employment Opportunity: The BBB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status or any other category protected by law. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, lay-offs, and education shall be made without regard to the foregoing. The BBB will provide reasonable accommodations for individual religious beliefs and to individuals with disabilities as provided by law.

Keywords: Chicago Better Business Bureau, Chicago , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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