641 W. Lake St.
Our new Finance Manager will assist the Executive Director with all matters related to maintaining and improving CLA financial operations. This person will join a team of passionate, dedicated individuals working to help over 120 member organizations achieve the vision of a 100% literate Chicago.
From reading an early picture book all the way through acquiring essential computer and communications technology skills, literacy is the key to a successful and independent life, and to a vibrant and sustainable city. The Chicago Literacy Alliance was formed with a collective passion to help people of all ages and backgrounds receive the critical literacy support they need, from basic education and tutoring through enrichment, literary arts, and book distribution.
Working together, we envision a future in which 100% of Chicagoland residents are functionally literate, and in which that shared literacy is a defining characteristic and point of pride for the city.
The CLA is an equal opportunity employer, and embraces and celebrates diversity in the community it seeks to foster.
- Provide financial information to CLA Senior Staff and Board
- Work with CLA leadership to develop annual operating budget and monitor financial performance relative to budget on an ongoing basis with focus on keeping costs at or below budgeted levels
- Provide account services to CLA membership
- Assist with design, implementation, and enforcement of effective financial controls
- Create financial models that support the strategic planning and decision-making process
- Lead day-to-day financial activities, including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll
- Verify and post transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records
- Review invoices for accuracy and process payments
- Draft internal financial reports and supporting schedules
- Perform monthly financial statement for senior management review
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar financial environment
- Proficient in Quick Books, Google G-Suite and Microsoft Office suite of products (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, etc.)
- Detail-oriented and able to process data accurately and efficiently
- Demonstrated expertise in financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and strategic planning
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Organized, flexible, and able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced accounting environment
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Commitment to the goals and purposes of the Chicago Literacy Alliance
- Candidate must be responsible, dependable, and committed to upholding the highest level of integrity and ethics
- Health/Dental/Vision/Life insurance plan
- 401k retirement plan
- Unbelievable PTO plan
- Chance to work at the Literacenter, the country's first nonprofit shared workspace dedicated to literacy, and use of its facilities (including the LitLounge, five Literascooters, free coffee, frequent snacks, and more)
- Discounts at local businesses and partners, from acupuncture and climbing gyms through delicious lunches and used books
Minimum Education Required