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Staff Accountant

About CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a nonprofit organization dedicated to smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations. CTBUH convenes the shapers of cities, providing the knowledge and resources that will transform cities into dense and livable centers of innovation.

Who We’re Looking For

We are seeking an experienced financial professional to handle responsibilities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting and audits, timekeeping, internal control systems, and complex Excel documents. The staff accountant is also responsible for managing inventory, processing publication sales, and maintaining confidential records, office systems and reports. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Position Location

CTBUH is headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Italy and China. This position is in the Chicago office, and will need to work onsite in our Chicago office at least four days per week. CTBUH does offer the work-from-home option on Fridays as an employee benefit.

Essential Responsibilities

·        Supports the head of Finance and Administration with all bookkeeping and accounting duties in QuickBooks Online, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, and various organizational accounts management.

·        Oversees and ensures accounting policies are followed and internal controls are maintained in all receipts and accounting procedures.

·        Assists in preparation and ensures accuracy of all financial statements, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements. Assists with departmental financial reports, including membership, research sponsorships, and event registrations, utilizing various software programs. Researches and prepares routine and ad hoc reports.

·        Assists with annual financial audit.

·        Oversees onsite publications inventory; processes publication sales, including customer correspondence, detailed record keeping, shipping logs and quarterly inventory audits, as well as periodicals and resource library inventory and maintenance.

·        Supports the China and Venice Office program directors and their staff with account tracking and conversions for monthly and annual financial reporting, and audit of international program financial statements.

·        Assists with budgeting and reports for international meetings, conferences, and other events/initiatives.

·        Assists with other office administrative duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business required.

Performance driven, works well in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Highly detail-oriented and well organized

High degree of accuracy recording data

Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook

Experience with QuickBooks Online

Preferred Qualifications

PowerPoint

Adobe Creative Suite

Salesforce experience

Nonprofit or association experience

International experience

About CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a nonprofit organization dedicated to smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations. CTBUH convenes the shapers of cities, providing the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Generous benefit package including PTO, 70% of health insurance premium paid, 401(k) matching up to 9% contribution, telecommuting on Fridays.

Generous benefit package including PTO, 70% of health insurance premium paid, 401(k) matching up to 9% contribution, telecommuting on Fridays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English required. Bilingual helpful.

Proficiency in English required. Bilingual helpful.

Location

On-site
104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, United States

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