Staff Accountant

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/09/2018

Address

1000 West Fulton Market
4th Floor
Chicago
Illinois
60607
United States

Description

About Us


World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through the Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where

distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. Our robust

Buffalo Bicycles are a cost-effective and reliable means of overcoming the challenges posed by

long distances in the developing world.


We are a global not-for-profit that manages a highly refined bicycle supply chain from design

through final distribution. We also work collaboratively with other non-profits—our field

partners—to design, implement, and test large-scale bicycle programs. Funding for these

activities comes from individuals, foundations, and corporations.


We have an innovative corporate structure with a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary that sells

our Buffalo Bicycles to individuals and other non-profits. This structure enables us to diversify

our funding and magnify the impact of donations; reduces unit costs through greater scale;

sharpens our focus on the end-users’ needs; and works in harmony rather than in conflict with

local economies.


World Bicycle Relief is a registered NFP in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia. We

support programs in over 19 developing countries, and have assembly facilities in Kenya,

Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Why work for us?


You will have a direct hand in maximizing our impact, ensuring that children can get to school,

health care workers can visit more patients, and entrepreneurs earn their way up the economic

ladder. In addition, we care about our employees. We encourage team lunches, welcome new

innovations, and promote staff training and development through conferences, webinars, and

on the job learning.


About the Position


The Staff Accountant is responsible for managing the day to day accounting work flow, the

monthly general ledger close, and balance sheet and income statement presentation and

analysis for multiple global fundraising entities in their respective currencies.


You will:


• Perform daily cash entries and cash reconciliation

• Process wire, ACH, and check payments

• Prepare general ledger journal entries

• Perform the month-end close

• Maintain detailed and current balance sheet account reconciliations

• Prepare and file sales tax filings in various states

• Gather supporting documentation for the annual audit

• Update and uphold accounting processes and procedures

• Perform other related duties and projects as assigned


You bring:


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance (required)

• 2+ years of accounting experience

• Intermediate level knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls including accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and inventory

• Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research new standards

• Strong analytical skills

• Auditing skills, with the ability to research and correct account discrepancies

• Microsoft Excel proficiency is a must

• Excellent written and oral communication

• Detail oriented mindset

• Ability to meet multiple, concurrent deadlines

• Willingness to learn and grow with the role

• Ability to maintain and harbor working relationships with our financial partners

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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