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Staff Accountant

Company: Children's Home & Aid
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Children's Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. Asa leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality. Our full-time staff receive competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including a paid leave accrual rate that starts at two weeks annually and grows to more than five weeks of paid time off each year, -as well as a paid winter break that occurs the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We strive to hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are supported and encouraged.The Staff Accountant performs daily accounting tasks and duties in a professional and confidential manner. As the Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for journal entries into the financial software system, preparing bank reconciliations, reviewing program meal service reporting, and reviewing early childhood education centers' monthly billing. The Staff Accountant I has the opportunity to grow into an elevated Staff Accountant II position, which includes working closely with the Senior Accountant to complete additional reports and reconciliation. The Staff Accountant reports to the Account Manager. What you'll do :

  • Enter cash receipts for donations and accounts receivable in the financial software system.
  • Review monthly reports from early childhood education centers and prepares online billing for meal program.
  • Reconcile bank accounts through the financial software system and prepares reconciling spreadsheets for approval.
  • Enter monthly journal entries into financial software system of those prepared by others in the department.
  • Assist in physical inventory.
  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of filings with the Court of Claims to collect aged accounts receivable from State Departments.
  • Work on special projects assigned by Accounting Manager requiring research, review and/or recommendations. Who you are:
    • Staff Accountant I requires an Associate Degree in Accounting or closely related field and/or equivalent combination of related coursework and professional experience. (Equivalent combination must total two years and include at least high school diploma/equivalent.)
    • Staff Accountant II requires an Associate Degree in Accounting or equivalent related coursework (Bachelor's Degree preferred), plus at least one year relevant professional experience including payroll and balance sheet reconciliation.
    • You have an eye for detail and excellent organizational -skills. -
    • Great Plains Dynamics and Management Reporter experience (preferred). -
    • Must be proficient in the use of computer systems including Excel spreadsheets, Outlook, Microsoft Word, and data systems.
    • Schedule : Full-time, hourly; general business hours with some flexibility for special projects.
    • Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing.
    • Salary: -Range starts at $21.63/hr for Staff Accountant I; range starts at $24/hr for Staff Accountant II; offers are commensurate with experience.
    • Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here )
    • Winter Break: The agency is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This paid break allows staff to spend time with their families around the holidays without using their accrued time off balances.You're considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together. (More about who we are here. )We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today. Review our agency's blueprint for impact:Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Children's Home & Aid, Chicago , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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