Position Summary: The Staff Accountant provides oversight and management of financial information through analyzing and reconciling accounts and preparing financial reports. An outstanding commitment to accuracy and detail is necessary, together with a proactive, flexible, team-oriented and collaborative work style. This position executes a variety of administrative, data, and accounting tasks.
Oversee the entry and maintenance of vendor data into the Foundation’s software system.
Assist with the Audit, Financial Operations, and Investment Committee meetings. Prepare agendas and reports.
Maintain fund, vendor, financial, and other files.
Work with management to maintain the Foundation’s policies and procedures.
Accounting & Recordkeeping:
Post gifts and assist Advancement team with acknowledgments.
Coordinate with Foundation partners on gift reconciliation to ensure timely processing.
Prepare financial summaries and reports for agency meetings.
Assist in preparation of the annual budget.
Prepare 1099 tax forms.
Process journal entries.
Prepare monthly reconciliations of bank, credit card, and investment accounts.
Assist with month-end close process.
Process interfund transfers.
Compile investment performance reports.
Provide reports as needed to staff, donors and nonprofits.
Prepare periodic fund statements.
Provide annual audit support.
Provide annual Form 990 support.
Qualifications and Experience:
Ability to follow tasks through to completion within the timelines set for each project/task required.
Strong analytic, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
Highly organized, detailed-orientated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, equivalent accounting work experience or formal training required.
10-key adding machine or calculator skills desired.
Not-for-profit experience a plus.
Familiarity with computer-based accounting systems.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Professional in manner and appearance.
Personal and professional integrity.
A commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation.
Welcomes organizational growth and change.
Internal Number: 6306655556
About DuPage Foundation
The DuPage Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $90 million and
awarded more than $35 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. Established in 1986, The DuPage Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of
DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities.