The accountant is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day accounting of accounts receivable, billing, cash management, grants management and fixed assets. The accountant also oversees insurance plans, performs employee verifications and completes unemployment claims. This position also serves as the back-up for the accounts payable and payroll functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities in Collaboration with Director of Finance:
Assist with Grant and Contract Management:
Record contracts, grants and budgets in the general ledger (G/L).
Invoice funders and government agencies.
Assist with Accounts Receivable Function:
Record government and non-government invoices and cash receipts in the G/L monthly.
Monitor accounts receivable aging and collectability.
Assist with General Accounting Functions
Reconcile general ledger activity, prepare and post journal entries.
Prepare the monthly allocation of salaries, benefits, taxes and post to the G/L.
Collect and reconcile employee timesheets to allocations in the G/L.
Record employee time off.
Grant audits and the Fiscal audit.
Enter budgets into Fund-EZ
Attend meetings and trainings as needed.
Must be willing and able to travel to other organizations and banks in the Chicago area.
Prepare payables and write checks using the proper coding.
Manage the health insurance process with the Executive Director/Finance Director.
Assist in the Administration of the annual 401k enrollment.
Assist in the preparation of employee reports for outside agencies.
Manage and organize files
Prepare payroll reports
Assist the Finance Director with payroll (transmittal, new employees, termination, etc. as needed).
Purchase office supplies for Finance Department.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Job knowledge gained from actual relevant applicable work experience in Accounting
Minimal supervision required after reasonable training period
Good communicator able to handle interruptions and manage multiple accounting tasks
Self-starter with problem solving skills, attention to detail, and pleasant personality
Good time management skills, flexible, accommodating and able to meet deadlines
Knowledge of Payroll and A/P is a plus.
Knowledge of Fund-EZ is desirable.
Ability to communicate in Spanish and English is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: •Opportunity for flex time schedule, dependent on job responsibilities/events; possibility for some remote work. Some evening and weekend work required.
•Competitive pay with medical, dental, FSA, 401k. Generous paid and sick time off.
•Casual work environment; committed to work-life balance.
About Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Background: The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models of engagement as the catalyst for social justice.
LSNA develops local leadership to identify, strategize, and organize around significant community issues that impact their lives. LSNA's work is driven by its Holistic Plan, which is collectively revised each year by local leadership and currently contains five strategies for addressing the community's key concerns: building organizational capacity; affordable and inclusive housing; education and community schools; youth development and parent engagement; and immigration.