The Latino Policy Forum is a policy and advocacy nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community and ensure the well-being of Latinos and society as a whole throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. The Forum's goals include focusing efforts on improving education, housing, and immigration challenges that face the Chicago area Latino community.
Summary: The Forum seeks a part-time Accountant to complete high end day-to-day operational tasks associated with sound fiscal management. The position requires the ability to pay strict attention to details, to manage multiple priorities, and complete all assignments in a timely fashion.
Degree in accounting/finance required; CPA and/or MBA a plus; 3-5 year verifiable experience working in non-profits; detail-oriented; strong technical expertise; 1-3 year’s experience with accounting software programs; working knowledge of EZ Labor; well-grounded in understanding of budget functions/systems; highly motivated to take initiative to identify opportunities/challenges; ability to complete assignments in timely fashion.
The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
TO APPLY: Submit your resume, accompanied by a cover letter that explains why you are qualified for this position and your interest in working at the Latino Policy Forum. Use the opportunity to share something about yourself that we won’t get from your resume alone. Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use subject line “PT ACCOUNTANT.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NO CALLS PLEASE.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Management & General Ledger
Provides accounting oversight and guidance
Prepares all journal entries
Develops cost allocation framework
Monitor cash balances
Executes monthly close process
Maintains and ensures adherence to fiscal policies and procedures
Maintains Chart of Accounts
Ensures data quality in the General Ledger
Ensures adherence to GAAP
Identifies, designs and implements internal controls structures
Prepare withholding, Social Security, and other tax reports; implement strategies, polices, procedures
Compile reports to show statistics, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business
Review financial budget, policies and procedures with staff
Financial Planning & Reporting
Work with Executive Director and Associate Director to develop annual operating budget
Prepare financial reports
Prepare cash flow projections
Receives and reviews payroll package
Records payroll entries in accounting system
Cash Receipts and AR
Enters Accounts Receivable into accounting system
Prepare budgets for proposals or grant renewals
Prepares vouchers for all cost-reimbursement government/state/city grants
Prepares financial reports for funders
Prepare budgets, reports, and narratives for board meetings
Present financial standings to the Board bi-monthly
Meet with Board Treasurer bi-monthly for financial overview
Manages the annual audit process
Prepares audit schedules
About Latino Policy Forum
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.