Accounting Manager

Reader Institute for Community Journalism

Chicago's alternative nonprofit newsroom!

Chicago, IL

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL (Remote)
  • Fri, Mar 1, 2024
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $70,000.00
  • $80,000.00

Website Reader Institute for Community Journalism

Chicago's alternative nonprofit newsroom!

The Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), the 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher of the Chicago Reader, is seeking a Nonprofit Accounting Manager who is an organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative individual interested in a growth position with our operations team.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including general ledger maintenance, journal entry preparation, accounts payable, grant management, accounts receivable, payroll, and monthly financial statement preparation. The successful candidate for this position will report directly to the CEO/Publisher.

Responsibilities:
Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
Process regular Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
Support an accurate and timely monthly and year-end close
Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information
Ensure the accurate and timely processing of payroll and payroll updates
Perform monthly bank reconciliations
Support annual budget and cash flow forecasting activities
Work with external auditors to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit
Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
Support federal, state, city, local, and private grant compliance

Skills and Qualifications:
Managing Processes, Financial Software (QuickBooks preferred), Payroll Software, Accounting, Tracking Budget Expenses, Financial Skills, Analyzing Information, Grant Management, Google Workspace, Technologically Proficient

Requirements:
Must have at least 5 years experience in accounting
Must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, accounting/finance focus preferred
CPA preferred
Must have experience with nonprofit organizations and grant compliance

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