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Finance & Accounting Team Lead

Company: US Lawns
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posted 01/10/2023 - Deadline Open until filled - Full-time - 83,340 + commensurate with experience - Finance & Administration Job DescriptionPerforms -complex advanced -technical -work -overseeing -the -day-to-day -operations -of the agency's finance, accounting and procurement activities, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the general direction of the Director of Finance.ESSENTIAL -FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages -daily -operations -of -the -agency's finance -department -and -accounting -activities -including monthly bank reconciliations and fund transfers to include purchase requests, accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entry review & approval and the general ledger.
  • Works with the Director of Finance to manage the annual Financial and Single Audit, month-end, year-end and quarterly reporting requirements include -documents, -federally -required -forms, -state -and -federal tax -reports -and -grant -reporting.
  • Assists -in -the -management -and -preparation -of -the -annual budget -including -completion -of -all -Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) documents
  • Reviews payroll processing.
  • Serves -as -liaison to -outside -auditors.
  • Manages -grant -financial activity; -performs -appropriate reviews of -Federal filings -and -required reporting.
  • Assists in the development and preparation of monthly Board Reports.
  • Leads the development, improvement, and documentation of internal accounting procedures; ensures -compliance -of -contracting -activities -with -Federal and -State -regulations -and -other -grant provision requirements.
  • Reviews -administrative, -analytical, -and -coordination -efforts for -the -CMAP -Unified -Work Program (UWP) Committee, including reviewing of invoice vouchers.
  • Reviews -annual -reporting and -efforts -related to -legacy -multifamily -program -of -Energy Impact Illinois; attends check-ins with appropriate regulatory agencies, when needed.
  • Provides -oversight -on -contract -management -and -guidance -for -resolutions -to -ongoing -finance and contract related issues.
  • Assists in the implementation of the Agencies Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Reviews all contracting activities, including development of RFP's, RFI's and RFQ's; Inter-Governmental Agreements; and ensuring all contracting activities comply with Federal and State requirements, as well as other grant provisions
  • Coordinate with Director of Finance to create professional development plans for all staff to maximize performance within the Agency. -
  • Other duties as necessaryEDUCATION -AND -EXPERIENCE -REQUIRED (an -equivalent -amount of -training, -education and experience will be considered)
    • Bachelor's -degree -in -accounting, -business administration, -finance, -or -related field with five plus years of experience in accounting or finance in the Governmental realm. Master's degree preferred. -
    • Demonstrated -experience -supervising -a -team
    • Proficiency -in -MS -Office productsKNOWLEDGE, -SKILLS -AND -ABILITIES -including -competencies -that -may -be -representative -but -not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
      • Thorough -knowledge -of -general -laws -and -administrative -policies -governing -financial -practices and procedure including GAAP, GASB Pronouncements, and the Code of Federal Regulations.
      • Thorough -knowledge -of -the -principles -and -practices -of -accounting, -budgeting -in -government, developing internal controls and purchasing systems.
      • Ability -to -communicate -technical -financial -ideas -effectively -orally and -in -writing.
      • Ability -to -evaluate complex -financial -systems and -efficiently -formulate -and -install -accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports.
      • Ability -to -develop long -range -financial plans
      • Ability -to -establish and -maintain -effective working -relationships -within -and -outside the organization.SUPERVISORY -RESPONSIBILITES -AND -COORDINATION -required -to -perform -the -functions -of this job.
        • NoneCompany DescriptionThe Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region's comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are implementing ON TO 2050, a long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See for more information on the agency's vision and core values. -CMAP is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application! This position will remain open until filled. -
          • IMRF
          • AFLAC
          • Certifications/Licenses and Association Dues
          • Conferences/Training
          • Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Flextime
          • Health Insurance
          • Holidays
          • Life and Disability Insurance
          • Long-term Disability Insurance
          • Personal Days/Floating Holidays
          • Retirement Savings Plan
          • Short-term Disability Insurance
          • Tuition Reimbursement
          • Vision InsuranceCMAP requires all employees to declare their vaccination status upon hire. The agency reserves the right to enforce and/or amend this policy in compliance with federal and state mandates or as it deems necessary. Your acceptance of an offer of employment means that you understand and agree to comply with this policy.At CMAP, when we say we serve everyone in the region, we mean everyone. To do that well, we need a workforce that's representative of our diverse region. -Accordingly, CMAP is committed to pursuing equity and creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. -We -have and will continue to -hire -and promote -great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our agency and our work stronger. If you share our values of service -with passion, foster collaboration, drive innovation, pursue equity, and lead with excellence; and you share our enthusiasm for building a thriving and inclusive region, -we invite you to apply for a position -at CMAP. -CMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: US Lawns, Chicago , Finance & Accounting Team Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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