As Chicago’s oldest cultural institution, the Chicago History Museum is the proud custodian of over 23 million objects ranging from presidential artifacts to 60’s couture. Located in this world-class city at the south end of Lincoln Park, this position offers the right candidate an opportunity to share Chicago’s stories with our audiences and visitors. We invite qualified candidates to apply for this full-time position.
Maintain accurate financial records to ensure integrity of the organization’s financial statements and reporting. Perform general accounting functions for the Museum, including monthly journal entries, sub-ledger system entries, bank reconciliations, balance sheet account reconciliations, as well as other accounting duties using Financial Edge accounting system and advanced Microsoft Excel.
Timely month, quarter and year end closings, including download of financial data from multiple sources and preparation of closing entries
Reconciliation of multiple bank accounts
Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, accounts receivable, deferred revenue, and others
Fixed assets accounting, including generation of asset records and depreciation schedules
Grant accounting and preparation of quarterly compliance reports
Monthly accounting for museum investments and maintenance of files from various managers
Prepare various audit work papers for the annual audit
Monthly filing of report and payment of Illinois sales tax
Lift, carry and otherwise move items weighing up to 20#, continuous work on computer and monitor.
B.S. in Accounting or equivalent
Minimum 3 yrs. experience in nonprofit accounting
Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting system preferred
Strong computer skills required, particularly in Microsoft Excel
Ability to meet multiple deadlines and demands while maintaining accuracy in work performed
Ability to solve problems and meet deadlines
Strong communication skills and customer service focus
Commitment to the mission, values, and programs of the Chicago History Museum
This job posting is not intended to be an express or implied contract between CHM and any employee. CHM employees are employees at will. CHM reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position as necessary to meet changing business needs. CHM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diverse candidates.
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About Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum
As Chicago’s oldest cultural institution, the Chicago History Museum is the proud custodian of over 23 million objects. Ranging from presidential artifacts to 60’s couture, objects from two World’s fairs as well as remnants from the great Chicago Fire, we use our collection to powerfully tell Chicago’s stories. We exist to serve as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration and civic engagement.
The Chicago History Museum is conveniently located in Lincoln Park and close to both train and bus transportation.