Position Summary: The Accountant position performs all accounting functions for the Center, work closely with Director of Finance and Operations and other content area specialists. Responsibilities: • Analyze all expenses, and properly code all transactions and journal entries for posting cost. • Prepare audit documents. • Interpret contract provisions in order to identify allowable/non-allowable expenditures. • Process Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Cash Receipts as needed. • Prepare and submit monthly DFSS billing vouchers. • Audit Partner vouchers. • Assist with internal audits. • Ensure that all receivables are collected in a timely manner. • Monitor and assist in preparation and development of agency budgets. • Assist with the preparation of financial statements and other reports. • Assist with governmental funding, budgets and all related amendments and modifications for agency. • Resolve problems regarding budget limitations, allocations or modifications and prepare necessary documentation. • Monitor and assist in grants expenditures. • Assist with the coordination of facility projects. • Maintain control ledgers and prepares financial reports. • Prepare requested documents for all Foundation grants. • Train and/or provide technical assistance to bookkeeper staff on various accounting tasks or projects as necessary. • Other duties as assigned.
Mandatory Job Qualifications: B.A. degree in accounting from an accredited college or university. OR B.A. degree in a related business field with a minimum of 15 semester hours in Accounting plus two years of progressively responsible accounting experience. AND At least five years of relevant experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, and computerized accounting systems.
Additional Salary Information: Mary Crane League offers its employees competitive salaries and benefits.
Internal Number: 01152020
About Mary Crane Center
In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education. Their shared knowledge and firsthand experience of working with children and families was groundbreaking in the efforts to prepare young underprivileged children for success.Originally assisting children of poor immigrants on Chicago’s near West Side, the Center moved north to the Julia C. Lathrop Homes in 1963. In keeping with the spirit of its inception, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need and has added sites in Rogers Park, Austin and West Garfield Park over the past several years. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.