The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an experienced, resourceful, and team-oriented accounting associate to support the finance manager, CEO, and program staff in carrying out accounting and financial duties. The accounting associate assists, supports and maintains the bookkeeping and accounting functions of the agency. Key areas of responsibility are accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, reconciliations, and assistance with cost allocation analysis, grants, contract administration, audit preparation, and budgeting.
The position is full time, 37.5 hours per week. The Accounting Associate reports to the Finance Manager.
About the Illinois Public Health Institute
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois. IPHI leads initiatives through the Center for Community Capacity Development, the Center for Health Information Technology, and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives. IPHI has an approximately $5 million annual budget, twenty-one staff members, and works with numerous partners, contractors, consultants, and foundations both programmatically and financially. Visit www.iphionline.org for more information about IPHI.
Code, enter, and monitor billing, payables, payroll, business credit card accounts, ACH withdrawals, and automatic recurring expenses in QuickBooks Online.
Maintain vendor purchase orders, invoices, statements, and historical records
Manage and respond to inquiries from vendors and IPHI personnel
Create and send billing invoices, track and process payments including third party merchant payments, record deposits, and monitor the accounts receivable aging report by following up with payers to ensure timely receipt of payments.
Enter grant, contract, and donor receivables into QuickBooks Online
Conduct monthly bank (checking, savings, and credit card) and balance sheet account reconciliations
Allocate direct costs and expenses to appropriate cost centers
Allocate monthly indirect costs to program cost centers for foundation, non-profit, government grants and fee-for-service contracts.
Allocate shared costs (rent, supplies, etc.) to program cost centers
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of direct and indirect cost analysis and financial reporting for private foundations grants, state and federal government grants, and external audits
Grant and contract administration
Track YTD revenue and expenditures and work with program staff and management to ensure expenditures are spent within the required timeframe
Produce grant vouchers for reimbursement in the form(s) required by funders, including information such as YTD expenditures, reconciliation of advances, etc.
Assist with the monitoring and tracking of grants and associated contracts, including preparing payments and tracking receipts, and processing financial reports for funded awards.
Assist with outside accounting firm to prepare for the audit, including fixed asset/depreciation schedule, vacation accruals, payroll reconciliations, and development of worksheets with information needed by auditor and provide auditor with records as requested for testing
Assist management and program staff with development of annual budget by providing information on fixed costs, salaries, benefits, and revenue projections.
Assist with preparing budgets and budget narratives for grant proposals including converting financial data to the budget templates required by the grantors.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors’ degree, preferably in accounting or finance related field and/or equivalent accounting/bookkeeping experience or college degree desired. New graduates are welcome to apply. IPHI values multiple pathways towards attaining professional experience and education.
Knowledge and experience with QuickBooks (QuickBooks online experience is a plus) and Excel.
Knowledge of non-profit finance and accounting practices, including grants management and financial reporting,
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and customer service are important. IPHI has a collegial, team?oriented culture where a sense of humor and a passion for work is highly valued.
Must be able to sit at and operate a computer and other office equipment for a significant portion of the workday.
The position requires frequent communication with internal and external customers about organizational activities. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Compensation: $40,000 – $50,000 depending on experience and qualifications. IPHI offers competitive benefits including health, dental and disability insurance, sick and vacation time, and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.
Location: The position is located in Chicago at the IPHI office.
Starting Date: Immediate.
Application Instructions: Please submit a resume, cover letter to be considered for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position filled when the ideal candidate is identified so applying early is advantageous. The cover letter should compare your qualifications and experiences to the duties and responsibilities and qualifications for the position. Please submit application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Accounting Associate” in the subject line.
IPHI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is actively seeking and encouraging applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and/or people who are LGBTQ+.
The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principals of equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other personal characteristic not relevant to the posted position.
Internal Number: 3128504744
About Illinois Public Health Institute
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems in order to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois.