Job Summary: Coordinates all payment processing and payment practices for the Foundation.
Coordinates processing of all manual and electronic payments to ensure timely and accurate payment as well as accuracy of transaction coding, including but not limited to weekly check processing and credit card activity reconciliation
Develops and manages volunteers and/or interns to assist with payment processes, including overseeing data entry to ensure completeness and accuracy.
Resolves all payment disputes with vendors in a timely and professional manner.
Develops, implements, documents, and maintains best payment practices.
Logs and issues spending cards to Wish families.
Issues gift cards to staff and volunteers.
Prepare daily bank deposit.
Serves as primary cover for entry of in-kind donations.
Assists with additional project work as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
Strong accounts payable background
Familiarity with accounting and fundraising applications – knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge highly preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent organization skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid problem solving skills
Ability to consistently meet all deadlines
Preferred Education & Experience:
2-4 years related experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline
"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses."
-The Make-A-Wish Mission
Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.
Since 1985, Ma...ke-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 14,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.
A dynamic, professional staff is essential to delivering high-quality wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across Illinois. Named one of The Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profits to Work For in 2016, Make-A-Wish® Illinois offers an environment that encourages excellence and allows individuals to grow and flourish while delivering the mission. We hope you consider applying for any one of these unique opportunities.