Accion helps neighborhood entrepreneurs grow by providing the capital, coaching, and connections that small business owners need to create jobs and wealth in communities throughout Illinois and Indiana.
Staff Accountant The Staff Accountant is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Director of Finance. The Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting the annual goals of the organization, fulfilling operational obligations, and positioning the organization for sustainable growth. The Staff Accountant maintains accurate financial information for the organization.
Fulfill all operational obligations on time each month
Spend no more than budgeted for operations each month
Help the organization generate a net surplus each year
Maintain trusted internal and external relationships with funders, auditors, vendors, and internal staff
Identify improvements in how we can better serve entrepreneurs and then continually implement those ideas effectively, including more efficient internal operations
Manage risk for the organization by executing sound policies, procedures, and reporting for accounting, compliance, and general operations
Measure the value we provide entrepreneurs effectively by carefully capturing key data
Perform other duties flexibly and creatively as needs arise
Prepare deposits and bank reconciliations
Process and reconcile company credit card transactions
Serve as the main contact for payment- and expense-related questions with internal teams and external vendor
Record account receivables/revenue and reconcile against the fundraising system totals
Provide financial analysis and support to Development team
Process invoices and employee expense sheets, including coding, data entry and filing payable documentation
Ensure assigned balance sheet accounts are correctly stated and properly reconciled at the end of each month
Assist with Payroll timesheet completeness, benefit reconciliations and payroll processing
Calculate and record accruals prepaid, and fixed asset amortization journal entries ?
Prepare and report 1099s and collect W-9s for all vendors
Assist with the annual audit
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred
2-3 years of related experience
Knowledgeable of financial accounting principles
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
Knowledge and ability to work with computer-based accounting system - Fund EZ is our accounting system
Computer skills in MS Office, including Excel and Word
Manage time efficiently
Attend to details meticulously
Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
Collaborate flexibly with colleagues in a diverse and changing environment
Believe strongly in Accion’s mission
Staff Accountant experience:
Nonprofit accounting software: 2 years (Preferred)
Accounting: 3 years (Required)
Email Jobs@accionchicago.org with a resume and cover letter. Please include the position title in the subject line.No Phone Calls Please.
About Accion Chicago
Accion in Illinois & Northwest Indiana is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SBA microlending intermediary, and SBA Community Advantage lender. We provide loans ranging from $500 up to $100,000 to qualified borrowers.