If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children, and are interested in a rewarding career in the nonprofit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided for the emotional and physical well-being of children and families in need. Our programs and services help children and families build safer, healthier, and brighter futures. We are currently seeking a qualified Accounting Coordinator to join our team.
Responsible for all financial operations of the agency under the direction of the Executive Director. Performs various accounting functions on a daily and monthly basis. Assists in the detailed preparation of agency budgets and financial reports.
Perform accounting tasks, applying well-established principles, theories, concepts and practices.
Prepare and submit reports on agency financial operations for internal and external use.
Assist in the detailed preparation of agency’s annual budget and annual audit.
Assist in preparation of funding packets for the United Way, townships, and municipalities.
Develop and maintain systems and procedures for agency financial operations in conformity with organization policy and goals.
Maintain a working relationship with the agency outside accountant with specific regard to monthly Treasurer’s reports, annual audit, and the Inter agency Report.
Compile and transmit all payroll information to the agency’s payroll service.
Review financial projections and cash flows.
Monitor all daily accounting activities, including verification of proper coding, transfer to the computer, and recording of all receipts and disbursements.
Maintain a working relationship with agency’s bank and manage daily deposits as well as all cash disbursements.
Complete monthly billings, including DCFS, DHS, CCBYS, and townships; monthly foster care board payments; and monthly statistical reports.
Track financial accounting for special events.
Accept special assignments as designated by supervisor.
Plan own work within assignments to meet scheduled deadlines.
Perform statistical functions as assigned.
Implement financial decisions of Board as directed by the Executive Director.
Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
Undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
At least three years of experience in accounting functions is required, preferably including experience in both public accounting and social service agency accounting.
Computer skills to include spreadsheet and word processing programs.
Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and must submit proof of Illinois auto insurance.
Must complete a Medical and T.B. test providing proof of results.
Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and must submit to a full Background Check through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Must submit official educational transcripts from the last school in which a degree was awarded.
About Shelter, Inc.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent, or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency group homes for youth 11-17 years old; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living (for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills); 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.