Chicago based adoption agency seeking to hire a part-time Staff Accountant.
Responsible for Disbursements and Payables
Ensure timely payment of invoices; resolve billing questions with vendors; research for money-saving resources; create schedules for analyses as necessary.
Verify amounts and provide for appropriate account codes.
Enter payables into the Accounting system.
Run checks due on a weekly basis.
Maintain a fund balance in accordance with accounting policies of the agency.
Run checks, purchase money orders or release petty cash, as necessary.
Client Budget Distribution
Release client budget distributions, as deemed necessary.
Prepare and account for UPS shipments for distributions.
Responsible for Receipts and Receivables
Assign appropriate account codes to receipts.
Account for all donations (cash or in kind). Provide info to manager of development for preparation of donation acknowledgement letters.
Prepare deposits and take to bank, on a weekly basis, or when deemed necessary.
Track escrow accounts
Assist in the management of credit card accounts.
Order office supplies and printed materials, as requested.
Manage adoptee Medicaid applications and medical bills.
Request adoptee birth certificates, from IDHS.
Prepare affidavits of expense for court reports.
Associate or Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field plus experience with accounts payable and receivable; Two years of experience in an office setting; Excellent organizational skills; High attention to detail; Ability to take direction and supervision; Ability to handle multiple tasks; Good verbal and written communication skills. Experience with Quickbooks, Excel, Bidpal a plus. Basic understanding of adoption a plus.
Start date: 10/16/17
Must send cover letter with resume. Email only. Phone inquiries not accepted.
Additional Salary Information: Approximately 20 hours per week.
About Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center
At Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center, our mission is:
Helping Children through Adoption.
We do this by:
Finding permanent, loving adoptive families for children, regardless of the background or health of the child, safeguarding the best interests and welfare of children placed in our care and advancing the practice and understanding of adoption.
From t...he very beginning, we have been committed to an innovative and compassionate approach to adoption.
Our guiding principles include the following:
*The people we work with have the right to question absolutely everything and every question deserves an answer.
*We believe that the people we work with are best able to manage their own lives. *They do not come to us with the expectation that we will tell them what to think or how to feel.
*We do not advocate for one group over another (birth parents vs. adoptive parents) because our primary concern is the safety and well being of children placed in our care. Our job is to find good homes for children.
*We do not mandate either open or closed adoptions but believe decisions about potential relationships between birth parents and adoptive parents should be made between the parties involved.
*We encourage adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees to consider viewing themselves as part of one, large extended family network.
*The adoption process should be fully transparent and not driven by financial considerations and or motivated by financial gain.
*We want to generate income for the agency from good things. This is why it is our policy to return placement fees to adoptive parents if an adoption is overturned or disrupted by a legal challenge, thereby limiting the financial risks associated with the adoption of a child.
*We encourage our constituents to look at adoption and how it affects them – and to form their own opinions about adoption and its place in their lives.
*We believe that civil and respectful discourse, free from antagonism, is possible and essential.
*We are committed to continually exploring and re-examining how we put our mission into action. We welcome open discussion of our methods and strategies.
*We believe in respecting the rights and prerogatives of others – and that everyone is entitled to their own point of view. Even when we disagree we can still listen to and consider the ideas of others.
*We support and encourage an ongoing process of professional development and increasing the knowledge, understanding and effectiveness of our staff and our volunteer board of directors.