Senior Accountant

2021-08-03T19:32:08+00:00 August 3rd, 2021|

Mission Driven Philanthropic Foundation
Work Life Balance and Fabulous Benefits

●River North●

We are searching for an accountant to support a renowned, Chicago-based philanthropic foundation with the mission to provide funding for research into environmental protection and restoration, teacher quality and early reading, workforce development, gun violence prevention, and a strong, thriving democracy in the Great Lakes Region. The organization offers competitive salaries, flexible work schedule, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment, while remaining committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. Make a difference in your career… and in the world you live in.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in financial analyses, general ledger, and special projects
• Carry out annual alternative investments due diligence in preparation for annual audit
• Review K-1s received from investment managers and enter information into software
• Review monthly reports from custodian of investments
• Prepare annual 1099 forms
• Prepare semi-monthly payroll and administer employee benefits

Grants Management
• Partner with Grants Manager on projects as needed

Human Resources
• Assist in new employee insurance enrollment; update policies for any salary or demographic
changes or life events
• Track 403b deductions and contributions to Fidelity

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Minimum of undergraduate degree with a CPA or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of experience in a relevant position
• Strong accounting and analytical skills with attention to detail
• Knowledge of investment accounting and tax return prep; experience with Schedule K-1s
and UBIT a plus
• Knowledge of payroll tax returns and annual reporting requirements
• Experience with Microsoft Dynamics, Webex, Zoom or other webcast products a plus
• IT end-user support experience

• Fantastic benefits including 14% pension plan
• Paid health insurance including vision and dental and matching grant program
• Work life balance

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