The Night Ministry
  • 10-May-2017 to 09-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Administration
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Summary:  Primarily responsible for all operational aspects of The Night Ministry's accounting systems.


General Purpose:  Manage The Night Ministry's accounting systems. Ensures that the general ledger is a true and accurate representation of The Night Ministry's finances. Displays excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to work closely and cooperatively with internal and external customers.


Role Qualifications:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures as they apply to The Night Ministry.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships at all levels.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial statements and reports accurately and on time.
  • Ensure the accounting practices comply with contractual and funding source obligations, applicable government and regulatory requirements and overall objectives of The Night Ministry.
  • Coordinate the monthly and year-end general ledger closings to prepare internal financial statements and schedules. Implement a monthly closing checklist.
  • Act as a liaison to external auditors and assist the Director of Finance with the annual audit.
  • Ensure adequate preparation for funder audits, including audits from the City, State or Federal government. Also ensure that monthly receivables for all grants are properly recorded.
  • Assist with annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Conducts studies and investigations of financial aspects of The Night Ministry and prepares reports for the Director of Finance.
  • Accurately maintain temporarily restricted and permanently restricted accounting records and subsidiary details.
  • Prepare and post monthly depreciation entries. Keep records of fixed assets additions and maintain and update the depreciation schedules on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepare and post semi-monthly payroll journal entries including salary allocation to various grants and departments.
  • Monitor cash accounts and cash flow throughout the month.
  • Reconcile monthly the various bank and investment accounts, payroll reports with general ledger and cash receipts with the bank statements.
  • On a monthly basis, reconcile pledges and revenue with Development.
  • Maintain and update schedules for Prepaid Insurance and prepaid expenses.
  • Make journal entries when money is withdrawn from bank accounts for Flexible Spending accounts (FSA) and Healthcare Reimbursement account (HRA). Maintain the deposits for FSA and HRA and book expenses for payments made to employees based on reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essentials skills and experience:

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and interact with co-workers and outside constituencies in a manner that is professional, productive, and reflective of The Night Ministry's core values.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and identification with the mission and core values of The Night Ministry.
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance (transcript required).
  • Minimum three years' verifiable experience working with government funding agencies (developing budgets, preparing vouchers, maintaining productive working relationships, cost allocations).
  • Experience with Great Plains accounting software.
  • Minimum three years' experience with cash management and bank & investment account reconciliation.
  • Comfort level working with an extremely diverse populations.

Nonessential skills and experience:

  • CPA, desirable

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; climb stairs; crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may vary at the different locations required in this job.


Compensation: position offers base salary with benefits package.


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