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Staff Accountant

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, United States Posted: May 04, 2024


Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at lpzoo.org

GENERAL SUMMARY
  • Performs essential accounting functions according to established procedures while providing support necessary to process the obligations of the organization.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Balances and posts revenues to the general ledger on a daily basis, and prepares timely deposits of earned and contributed revenue
  • Responsible for cash handling operations
  • Responsible for reviewing and reconciling credit card transactions
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly journal entries
  • Prepares monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly state & local sales tax & parking tax returns
  • Prepares bi-weekly payroll, process payroll reports and employee reimbursements
  • Assists with compiling data for 1099 reporting and MBE/WBE/PCE dashboards
  • Assist with budget process
  • Assist with audit and tax return preparations
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • May assist in other Accounting Department activities, including but not limited to periodic miscellaneous reports, system enhancement and transitions, and annual audit
  • Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  •  Proficient in working across multiple technology platforms.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Ability to analyze problems and select proper corrective action
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to learn and adapt to varied work assignments
  • Ability to interact courteously and respectfully with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors and general public
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Associate degree or higher in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required. 
  • Specialization in Accounting preferred.
Note:
  • A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify an individual.                                                                                                                     
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to work at computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in open office environment
  • Salary: $58k-65k/annually
  • Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to an environment that is inclusive and welcoming.
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with lived experience with racism and/or misogynoir are encouraged to apply. 
  • We celebrate the diverse qualities, perspectives, values and experiences of all people.  For Wildlife. 
  • For All.
Salary
  • 58k-65k/annually

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