We are seeking a detail oriented candidate who can effectively and efficiently perform financial, clerical, and administrative responsibilities and tasks.
What you’ll do
Post bills and prepare bill payment checks for mailing and online payments
File and photocopy docs for funding source vouchers
Invoice and process A/R collections for Sweet Beginnings, LLC
Manage the processing of purchase orders, debit card requests, check requests
Reconcile credit card transactions via PayPal for proper documentation and coding, and upload into QuickBooks for Sweet Beginnings, LLC
Prepare, process and post daily bank and credit card deposits
File and organize A/P, credit card, and cash receipts backup
Program Assistant Responsibilities:
Serve as a point of contact and link between employees, internal departments, and external parties, including vendors, lenders, and customers.
Carry out administrative duties and help to improve office processes and procedures to ensure the office operates smoothly
Assist with intake and assessment activities
Assist staff and clients with copying materials and documents as requested
Provide program information to clients as well as maintain a client interest sheet
Perform data entry utilizing MS Excel, and other custom databases
Assists in maintaining filing systems and ensures accuracy, confidentiality and consistency of filing systems, charts and records
Assist in preparing for job fairs, exhibits, presentations and other special projects as needed
Maintains a baseline knowledge of relevant program and service/training-related terminology
Track and manage correspondence and documents
Who you are
You have an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or 4+ years’ experience working in General Ledger Accounting
2+ years’ experience and familiarity with non-profit accounting strongly recommended
2+ years of Customer Service experience
Intermediate (or higher) knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
You have a car with insurance and valid Illinois driver’s license
Who we are
The North Lawndale Employment Network is a highly acclaimed urban workforce development non-profit (501c3). We know the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Today, 2.3 million people are living behind bars in the United States, and 90% of these men and women will return to their neighborhoods and their families with a priority of seeking employment driving the unemployment rate (19% unemployment in North Lawndale). We also know that TDL sector is an Illinois Workforce Investment Board targeted sector, as it offers good jobs with advancement opportunities, along with growth across the state.
Internal Number: 7736387060
About North Lawndale Employment Network
The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) assists North Lawndale residents through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life. NLEN was founded in 1999 through an 18-month community planning effort led by the Steans Family Foundation to serve the unmet employment needs of the North Lawndale community. In 2004, we launched Sweet Beginnings, a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network.
NLEN continually updates its services to meet the employment needs of clients and the community at large. NLEN’s approach to addressing the extremely high rates of unemployment and underemployment in North Lawndale is to offer employment services and transitional jobs to North Lawndale residents, many of whom are formerly incarcerated persons and others with significant barriers to employment.