ChicagoCAC employees are expected to perform their job duties and act in a manner consistent with the Core Values of the organization.
The Accountant is responsible for assisting CFO with financial duties for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center including but not limited to Monthly Accounting and Reporting, Benefit Accounting and Administration, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Processing.
Accounts Payable – Receive/coordinate weekly bills and route for approvals. Input all invoices and EFT’s into financial software, generate checks and initiate bank drafts, maintain filing system, research past due balances and discrepancies with vendors, and prepare and file annual 1099’s. Ensure all bills and credit card payments are made timely.
Payroll – Responsible for bi-weekly payroll processing. Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating and analyzing timesheet data in ADP system and following policies, procedures and reporting changes as needed. Assist with requests for employment verification, garnishments, and termination calculations.
General Ledger maintenance - Assist with monthly accounting close. Specific tasks: review accuracy of selected balance sheet accounts and prepare/update schedules, reconciliations, and journal entries for review by CFO.
Bank Reconciliations – daily/weekly cash balance updates and full monthly reconciliation of bank accounts in financial software.
Benefits – Assist HR as needed with employee benefits including PTO, 401(k), Medical, Dental, Flexible Spending and all other benefits. Prepare a monthly reconciliation of cafeteria and PTO balances.
Assist CFO as needed in annual budget and annual audit preparation. Also assist with government audits as needed.
Serve as back-up for HR Generalist and Grants Accountant as needed.
The Accountant has a low-level range of discretion and independent decision-making.
The Accountant has no supervisory responsibilities.
The Accountant works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operations Officer, the Grants Accountant, and HR Generalist.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Accounting. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in accounting systems, particularly Blackbaud Financial Edge, with knowledge of ADP Workforce Now preferred. Strong organizational skills a must.
Internal Number: 3124923741
About Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and our partners are the front-line responders in Chicago to reports of child sexual abuse. We also respond to reports of child physical abuse, witness to violence, and other serious maltreatment. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have served more than 34,000 children.
ChicagoCAC is the city’s only not-for-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:
facilitates our partners’ collaborative response;
arranges families’ visits to the center, including provision of support services such as
transportation and child life;
conducts forensic interviews;
provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services;
provides mental health therapy
All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. ChicagoCAC’s services are free of charge to every client.
Uniting public, private and community p...artners to ensure the safety, health and well-being of abused children.
Our shared vision:
To eliminate the suffering of abused children in Chicago.
Our core values:
Freedom from abuse and exploitation is a basic human right.
The center is a safe place for everyone who enters its doors.
The collaborative process is the best approach to prevent and respond to child abuse.
Our children and families deserve to receive the highest standard of care available.
Best-practice interventions can restore lives.
Our approach is based on a nationwide model of child advocacy centers, and we are accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. ChicagoCAC believes that a multi-disciplinary approach is the most effective way to protect children and prevent abuse.
ChicagoCAC was founded by former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1998. The city, county and state provided seed money and additional resources to build our center, which opened in 2001.