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Title:               Accounting and Human Resources Manager

Department:   Finance

Reports to:     Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Human Resources


About Chicago Children’s Museum: Chicago Children’s Museum is committed to improving children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. We embrace creativity and collaboration, we never stop learning, and we remember to stop and play along the way. Chicago Children’s Museum staff is a dedicated group of curious individuals who embrace the playful spirit of childhood. Every employee is empowered to reach their potential and be recognized for the impact they have on our organization, visitors, and the community we serve.


We currently seek an Accounting and Human Resources Manager who is responsible for overseeing all accounting activities for the Museum as well as payroll and benefits administration. This position performs general accounting functions, provides proactive analysis and reporting to internal and external customers, and maintains strong internal controls. 


Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities


Accounting

·      Lead preparation of annual budget and forecasts

  • Manage balance sheet schedules and reconciliations
  • Provide proactive financial analysis and reporting to internal and external customers
  • Manage cash balances and forecasting
  • Ensure payroll is processed timely and accurately
  • Approve and generate necessary journal entries
  • Lead annual financial and tax audit
  • Maintain and enforce strong internal controls
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies
  • Complete compliance documents for debt covenants
  • Maintain the chart of accounts and an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that accounts payable is paid in a timely manner and appropriate discounts are taken
  • Ensure that accounts receivable is collected promptly
  • Manage outsourced functions (payroll, merchant services, armored car services)
  • Other duties as assigned


Payroll and Benefits Administration

  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Serve as the point of contact for staff on our benefits plans. Is responsible for coordinating communication and enrollment for insurance coverage for health, life, LTD, and retirement plans. Also manages termination from coverage and COBRA communication and compliance.
  • Processes monthly insurance bill payments.


Museum Operations

·      Supports the museum’s work in diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) and actively ensures that DEAI principles are upheld in all work with fellow staff and with visitors.


Position Qualifications


Education: B.S. or B.A. in Accountancy or comparable experience


Job Experience

  • 7-10 years’ experience in A/R, A/P, journal entries, reconciliations
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and appropriate attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High value of ethics, dependability, and reliability
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in spreadsheets
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Strong teamwork values, cooperation, and professionalism are essential
  • Proven management and supervisory experience


Physical Requirements of the Position: This position must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time. 


Position Classification Full-time, Exempt


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to our on-line portal


Salary Range: $47-$65k


Chicago Children’s Museum aims to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, and veterans—we welcome and encourage all applicants. Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of our community.


Title:               Accounting and Human Resources Manager

Department:   Finance

Reports to:     Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Human Resources


About Chicago Children’s Museum: Chicago Children’s Museum is committed to improving children’s…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

$47,000 - $65,000

Benefits

The museum provides medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, STD and 401k. Accrue 14 days of PTO and 12 sick days per year.

The museum provides medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, STD and 401k. Accrue 14 days of PTO and 12 sick days per year.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Suite 127

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter through our web portal at

http://chicagochildrensmuseum.atsondemand.com/#/jobDescription/781826/Accounting%20and%20Human%20Resources%20Manager

Please submit resume and cover letter through our web portal at

http://chicagochildrensmuseum.atsondemand.com/#/jobDescription/781826/Accounting%20and%20Human%20Resources…

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