Supports financial operations for The Chicago Community Trust, The Chicago Community Foundation, and the Trust’s supporting organizations and affiliates. The Staff Accountant assists with financial reporting and analysis, grants disbursement, gift receipt processing, due diligence, reconciliations, month end and year end close and planning.
Lead monthly close for assigned business units.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts including bank, investments, and liabilities.
Produce completed financial package for assigned Supportive Organizations and specific donor Collaboratives.
Support due diligence work for grant disbursements and/or gift receipt processing as assigned.
Review and post gift entries into accounting system (EFTs, Wires, checks etc.)
Support finance team strategic projects such as Concur upgrades, ERP transition, automation, and budgeting
Complete the following as it relates to the annual audit:
Complete grant and revenue reconciliation for the Trust, the Foundation, supporting organizations and affiliates, including elimination of intercompany grants and receipts.
Complete detailed audit schedules
Coordinate the pulling of samples for testing major accounting processes, such as grants, receipts, wire transfers, and payroll.
Assist in completion of the consolidated audited financial statements.
Provide information prepared by client documentation (PBCs) as requested by external auditors.
Complete special projects and duties as assigned by the Controller and CFO.
This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
CPA a plus but not required
Two to three years related work experience required.
Two years of audit experience with a medium to large accounting firm is desirable and a real plus.
Knowledge of general accounting software.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
Excellent organization and communication skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
About The Chicago Community Trust
The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to advancing metropolitan Chicago and improving the lives of the people who call it home. The Trust serves as a philanthropic partner, connecting the generosity of donors with community needs. Today, following the creation of a new strategic plan in 2018, the Trust stands committed to addressing Chicago’s legacy of systemic inequity and closing the racial wealth gap. With assets of approximately $3 billion, the Trust in partnership with its donors distributes more than $400 million in grants each year. Our unwavering mission is to mobilize resources, people, organizations and ideas in support of this vision for a truly equitable, connected and thriving community.
The Trust was founded in 1915 by Norman and Albert Harris, father and son duo of the Harris (now BMO Harris) bank family. The Chicago Community Trust was the fourth community foundation ever created. There are now 750 community foundations across the US and Canada.
Since 1915, the Trust has been part of nearly every major civic milestone of the Chicago region. From the creation of Millennium Park and Chicago’s Harris Theater to Leadership Greater Chicago... and Chicago Urban League, the Trust has worked to support the people and organizations that have made Chicago a world class city.
The Trust Team seeks to match the passion and commitment of donors, grantees, residents and community leader that continue to work tirelessly to make this City one where all have the opportunity to realize their dreams.