COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking an EARLY HEAD START FISCAL SPECIALIST. This is a full time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Early Head Start Operations/QA Supervisor.
Overall Purpose: Oversee and direct the accounting, financial auditing, reporting, and budgeting for the program.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of EHS policies and procedures, changes and federal and state regulations and ensure all Early Head Start employees understand regulations and changes
Recommend and implement accounting and financial systems to meet contract compliance requirement
Work with the YWCA Finance team to ensure all program regulations are met and budget projections are on target
Work with Operations to create annual budgets and submits required documents to National Head Start liaisons in an accurate and timely manner
Serve as financial advisor to program staff in their roles as they relate to fiscal aspects of the program
Monitor the progress of in-kind requirements
Plan the implementation and facilitation of activities and events, budget spending, material production and resource allocation for partner agencies
Submit monthly reports to the Operations/QA Supervisor
Certified Public Accountant or Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, fiscal management or a related field
Minimum of one year of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, computerized fiscal systems
Financial analytical ability, with an ability to relate fiscal information to programmatic issues and communicate fiscal concepts and requirements to non-fiscal staff
Ability to understand and apply funding source standards, policies, procedures and requirements to program business
Excellent fiscal and data management skills
Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership and empowerment are the key cultural elements
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.