Lake Forest, IL | Full-time
AS ACCOUNTANT, YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION BY MANAGING KARAM FOUNDATION'S FINANCES, DEVELOP FINANCIAL STRATEGIES PLANNING, AND ENJOY A COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK CULTURE.
Management of financial accounts
Process financial transactions related to office and project expenditures, and maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions and project documents
Prepare profit and loss statements, analyze revenue and resolve accounting discrepancies
Review request for payment to ensure data is reconciled with financial management system
Carry out, maintain, monitor and record all financial services related to payments, fund transfers, partners and projects including accounts prepaid, payable, receivable, payroll, accrual properly following Karam’s policies and procedures
Maintain all payment vouchers, accounting logbooks and supporting documents
Support preparation of project and annual budgets, funding proposals and related budgets
Prepare monthly financial and analysis reports for management purposes
Prepare quarterly and annual reports for regulatory and donor compliance
Monitor spending to ensure activities are in accordance with the approved budget
Maintain updated inventory of all equipment and conduct physical inventory checks
Support in assessing the financial health of potential and current grantees and projects
Monitor/Check partners’ financial reports
Provide monthly reports to programs and development team on grantee funds spent and funds remaining
Inform Management team when inaccuracies/compliance issues are found in partner reports/supporting documents
Ensure accuracy of accounting entries and adequacy of supporting documents
Coaching and developing the capacity of local staff regarding financial management, reviewing expenses and demonstrating the benefits of transparent reports
Coordinate with the internal and external auditors during audits and prepare financial audit preparation
Support in the preparation of guidelines for financial reporting by Karam staff and grantees
Participate in development of financial policies and controls
Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including Charitable Status, Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Employer Health Tax
Good computer skills with ability to work with spreadsheets, accounting software packages
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Attention to detail and problem solving skills
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Flexible, dependable, and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Non-profit Accounting experience
Working knowledge of accounting software (Quickbooks) and Online Document Management System (Google Drive)
Preferred working knowledge of Salesforce
Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn - open to learning new ways of doing things
Professional attitude towards work
Proactive and results oriented
Friendly, customer service orientation.
University degree or college diploma in Accounting or Finance
CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) credential
Lake Forest, IL
HOURS AND COMPENSATION:
Full-time, 40 hours per week. $50,000/year - $60,000/year
In addition, we offer generous vacation days, flexible hours, helath insurance, and a comfortable work envionrent.
Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume/CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job post application will close on July 31st. Applicants will be contacted by August 10th.