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Senior Staff Accountant


  • Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
  • 01/08/21
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60611
  • Full-Time
Fourth Presbyterian Church seeks a Senior Accountant for the second largest Presbyterian church in the United States and its sister non-profit organization, Chicago Lights. Working with the Controller and Accounting team, the Senior Accountant will prepare and record daily cash transactions, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information. They will maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies. They also will develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the Senior Accountant are to:
Prepare daily journal entries and summaries of cash and credit card transactions (IATS)
Collaborate with Resource Development on recording pledges and processing Raisers Edge gift batches
Prepare deposits
Record and reconcile stock gift activity, investment activity, and update and reconcile investment roll forward
Reconcile fund balances and prepare journal entries
Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and update schedules
Prepare bank reconciliations
Generate financial statements for FPC and department monthly reports, as needed
Participate in annual budget and forecast processes
Assist with preparation of audit lead schedules
Support month-end and year-end close process
Provide backup assistance to other accounting functions, as needed
Identity opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of current processes
Use the S.P.I.R.I.T. principles of hospitality when interacting with visitors, guests, members, and staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
A minimum of seven years of progressive accounting experience, non-profit is highly preferred
Proficiency in computerized accounting systems such as Intacct, Great Plains or Blackbaud Financial Edge desired
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel (v-lookup, mid function, etc.) essential
Excellent interpersonal skills with high initiative flexibility and team approach; must be comfortable working with staff at all levels across the organization
Thorough, quality-conscious, and detailed-oriented
Demonstrates job competencies in the following areas:
o problem solving, innovation/creativity, and adaptability
o oral and written communication
o teamwork, judgment, planning/organizing, and initiative
o productivity, high energy and self-motivation, and professionalism
o attendance/punctuality and dependability
o achievement-oriented with assignments and financial accountability
Comfort working in a faith-based, multi-cultural, and diverse organization

Schedule
Monday-Friday, (9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.), 40 hours per week

Compensation: Please include salary expectations with resume. Position provided with our robust benefits package:
Medical insurance (church pays 85% of employee monthly premium and 75% of eligible dependents)
Optional dental and visions insurance plans
Generous Paid Time Off plus ten holidays
403b retirement plan (employer contributions after one year of employment)
FSA for unreimbursed medical and dependent daycare expenses
Mass transit and commuter parking benefits
Life and short-term disability insurances, optional life insurance, and long-term disability plans

To apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@fourthchurch.org. No phone calls, please.

Fourth Presbyterian Church is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status or familial status, veteran status, military status, source of income, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.


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