Finance Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is commensurate with experience within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

Published

11/07/2018

Start Date

01/02/2019

Application Deadline

11/28/2018

Address

150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago
IL
60601-1287
United States

Description

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois seeks applicants for a full-time Finance Associate. This position is strongly focused on accounting and financial operations and supporting the Director of Finance, and may involve other office and administrative support duties.


This is a challenging, fast-moving position with room for personal development and growth. Our ideal candidate is trustworthy and has high integrity; demonstrates a very high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; enjoys working with numbers and has a keen eye for spotting errors or inconsistencies; is a problem-solver and unafraid to raise and resolve a dispute with a vendor over poor service or an incorrect invoice; and is excited to join our team of motivated, hard-working civil libertarians during one of the most vital, energizing, challenging periods in the nearly 100-year history of the ACLU.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide key administrative and finance-related support to the Director of Finance.
  • Manage accounts payable, ensuring that vendors are paid promptly.
  • Record all financial transactions, including gathering or preparing source and support documentation.
  • Perform routine daily, weekly, and monthly accounting functions utilizing Financial Edge accounting software.
  • Assist the Finance Director in preparing budgets, monthly financial statements and reporting, annual audited financial statements and tax returns, and other projects for a $7M operation. 
  • Track budget expenditures, construct queries, and perform analysis as requested.
  • Support the board finance committee by arranging and facilitating meetings, taking and preparing minutes, keeping records, and other tasks as needed.
  • Manage maintenance and contracts for office equipment and appliances.
  • Provide general administrative support and other responsibilities as assigned. 


Qualifications:

  • High degree of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and good recall.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, with excellent general computer skills.
  • Strong organizational skills—the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  
  • Ability to follow directions, exercise sound independent judgment, work independently and on a team, work efficiently, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong commitment to civil liberties and civil rights.
  • Personal enthusiasm, optimism, and humor.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, especially in Accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two or more years of bookkeeping experience and/or managing accounts payable, preferably in a non-profit organization; experience with not-for-profit, fund accounting; working knowledge or familiarity with Financial Edge and Salesforce.

Benefits

Benefits include four weeks paid vacation after first year; 100% employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance; 403(b) plan with match; life insurance; and short and long-term disability insurance.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jobs@aclu-il.org
http://www.aclu-il.org

Please email a resume and cover letter describing: 1) your interest in this position, and 2) the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above.

Please send these materials via email to jobs@aclu-il.org. Please use the subject line: Finance Associate. No calls please.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


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