Hephzibah Children’s Association is a renowned social service agency in Oak Park, IL that has been helping children thrive and families flourish through innovative community-based programs for more than one hundred twenty years. The agency programs include two residential group homes for young children, foster care and intact family support programs, Head Start and after school and summer day care programs for elementary aged students.
We are accepting applications for a full time Accounting Manager of Contracts and Systems who is responsible for all areas related to contracts, billing and financial systems management. Responsibilities include maintaining and billing government contracts and initiating appropriate follow up for accounts receivable, including Medicaid billing and collection monitoring. The Manager will assist the Director of Finance with fixed asset inventory reconciliation, record storage maintenance, retirement plan management and maximizing software utilization. Assistance with general accounting functions such as the monthly close, audit preparation, budget preparation and cash management are all components of the job.
Registered CPA and bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, MBA preferred
Five years accounting experience with supervisory and leadership skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work independently, and ability to work effectively with staff, parents, board members, contractors, oversight agencies and the public.
Requires exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, good judgment, high ethical standards, and strong operational focus.
Requires continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, ability to work well under pressure, and ability to manage multiple tasks and demands.
Experience and competencies in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, and a demonstrated ability to gain computer skills in agency general ledger software.
Sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the staff and client populations.