Staff Accountant, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
September 17, 2018
Low $80s to low $90s, dependin
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation seeks an experienced Staff Accountant to be responsible for accounting, financial reporting, and compliance. The Staff Accountant reports to the Director, Finance and Operations. RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintain and ensure compliance with the Foundation’s financial systems and controls. • Participate in the development of the Foundation’s annual budget, including carrying out salary and operating expense benchmarking surveys and analyses and updating expense and grant forecasts. • Process semi-monthly payroll, 403 (b) contributions, and accounts and grants payable. • Compile and post monthly and quarterly journal entries. • Maintain the chart of accounts; maintain an orderly accounting filing system. • Complete monthly custody and bank statement reconciliations. • Prepare local, state, and federal government reports and tax filings. • Prepare work papers for the annual audit. • Compile financial reports and analyses for the Finance and Investment Committee and Audit Committee. • Participate in professional development activities of the not-for-profit accounting profession.
QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university. CPA strongly preferred. • Minimum ten years’ experience in not-for-profit accounting that includes budget preparation, financial reporting, and audit. • Demonstrated skill in analyzing and solving accounting, budgeting, and auditing issues. • Strong MS Office skills with a proficiency in Excel and professional accounting software. • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, idea generation, customer service, and communication skills. • Available for occasional travel and weekend meetings.
Internal Number: GDDF5
About Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation is a private foundation located in Chicago, Illinois. As a bi-regional funder with assets of approximately $200 million, it annually awards approximately $7 million of grants across three mission areas: arts, land conservation, and museum collections, to not-for-profit organizations located primarily in the Chicago region and coastal South Carolina.