The Accounting Clerk II for New Life Centers of Chicagoland is responsible for handling payroll processing and grant invoicing/vouchering tasks in support of the New Life Centers accounting office. This individual will also provide customer service support to the staff and funders of New Life Centers.
Payroll Processing & Time Tracking System:
Responsible for the general administration of the employee time tracking system.
Collect and process semi-monthly payroll data, including employee hours and supervisor approvals.
Process semi-monthly payroll in QuickBooks or equivalent payroll processing system.
Maintain cost-center salary allocations.
Responsible for the processing of monthly grant vouchers including the gathering and maintenance of supporting documents.
Prepare monthly grant vouchers with supporting documentation.
Review monthly sub-contractor invoices/vouchers and supporting documentation
Maintain audit-ready grant and sub-contractor invoice/voucher files and related supporting documents.
Assist in the generation of monthly financial reports, spreadsheets, and files.
Assist in month-end closing of finance activities.
Provide support for the annual financial audit.
Support the accounts receivable and account payable functions during peak activity seasons.
Associate’s degree in accounting or equivalent practical experience in fund-based accounting and account reconciliation.
Proficient in computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Excel, and specific fund-based accounting software.
Working knowledge of QuickBooks, and preferably in the context of a non-profit or fund-accounting organization.
Attention to detail and precision in account reconciliation and report generation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to confidentiality regarding all accounting records.
New Life Centers are intensive, community-based programs for youth in the Little Village, Humboldt Park and Midway neighborhoods of Chicago. The target demographics of New Life Centers are: gang affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to identified community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peace-makers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our mission: to provide mentoring and advocacy to guide youth toward a new life and a new direction. We envision youth and families transformed by hope, becoming men and women of character to create a flourishing, unified neighborhood.