Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants.
As a nonprofit organization, community outreach and music education initiatives are our mission. Over 75,000 people are served through Ravinia's Reach*Teach*Play programs each year, ensuring that great music remains accessible to all.
The Staff Accountant is responsible for Ravinia’s revenue recognition and daily general ledger activities, and oversees the reconciliation of all revenue accounts, including admissions, contributions and other earned revenues to the General Ledger. The Staff Accountant codes contributions and tracks the gift restrictions and fulfillments and is responsible for the reconciliation of certain asset and liability accounts, including the fixed asset accounts. This position reports to Ravinia’s Associate Director of Finance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Review the adequacy and accuracy of supporting documentation and ensure proper accounting treatment is applied
Prepare and enter certain journal entries for month-end close
Assist in establishing / documenting accounting processes and procedures
Contributions & Pledge Receivables
Work closely with Development to review and reconcile contributions between Raisers Edge reports and the General Ledger on a monthly basis
Determine restrictions of contributions and manage the restrictions and the fulfillment of gift restrictions
Reconcile all pledges received, deferred revenue, and pledges receivable accounts against Raiser’s Edge
Assist the Development Department with preparation of information for grant documentation and reports
Prepare all related revenue reports for performances and confirm balances monthly to the general ledger
Reconcile merchandise income and prepare transaction journal entries
Fixed Assets and Depreciation
Prepare spreadsheets and entries for monthly fixed asset additions, deletions and depreciation expense to assure accuracy and balancing to the general ledger
Track capital expenditures against budget
Cash and other balance sheet reconciliations
Reconcile select bank statements on a monthly basis
Reconcile select balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
Financial Reporting and Budgeting
Maintain and generate monthly departmental financial reporting and analysis statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheet
Assist in budget and forecast preparation
Assist in year-end preparation of audit procedures and work papers
Assist with tax filing worksheets in preparation for year-end tax reporting
Other projects as assigned by Director of Finance or Associate Director of Finance
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Attention to detail
·Excellent judgment and professionalism
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a willingness to assist colleagues with projects
Must possess integrity and willingness to adhere to stated policies and procedures
Excellent communication, analytical, critical thinking and financial management skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet stated deadlines.
Ability to analyze accounts
Must be a self-starter and proactive
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science or Associates degree in accounting or business, or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 3 years of related experience
Experience using accounting software, preferably Microsoft SL or Dynamics and Prophix reporting software
Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel
Embrace and actively support Ravinia’s culture of integrity, professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect and customer focus.
Work effectively in a fast paced and intense customer focused environment
Occasional late night and weekend hours required during the Ravinia season and financial audit.
Ravinia is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls or emails, please.
About Ravinia Festival Association
Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse. The privately run not-for-profit presents over 100 different events--something different every day--throughout the summer. These concerts run the gambit from Sting to Matisyahu to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Ravinia employs about 50 full-time staff year round, but that number explodes tenfold as summer arrives and seasonal jobs go to ushers, waiters, phone center operators and others who help the show to go on.
Ravinia runs the Ravinia Steans Music Institute on its grounds. This summer music conservatory awards 60-70 fully paid fellowships each year to the most talented young professional musicians from around the world to work with an esteemed faculty and the headliners who frequent the festival.
Ravinia's 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the restaurants serviced by Levy Restaurants. Children up to age 15, high school and college students are admitted free to the lawn for classical performances