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Accounting Specialist
Title:Accounting Specialist

Comer Education Campus: With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU. The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs. Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life. For more information, please visit: Comer Education Campus and Gary Comer Youth Center

Position Summary

Responsible for providing accounting support to the Controller and other staff within the department. We are looking for a skilled Accounting professional to perform a variety of accounting, bookkeeping and administrative tasks. Accounting Specialist responsibilities include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, and other daily transaction activities such as payroll and fixed asset journal entries. The Accounting Specialist will also keep financial records updated, prepare reports and reconcile bank statements. Position will provide assistance to the accounting department including bank account management, general ledger reconciliations and assisting with monthly financial statement preparation. Must be organized, detail oriented, strong math aptitude, ability to work accurately with numbers and a knowledge of Excel spreadsheet and accounting software.


Primary Responsibilities

* Perform accounting and clerical functions to support organizational financial activities.

* Manage daily activities including all cash receipts, payments and reconcile bank statements to G/L.

* Manage accounts payable payments, accounts receivable invoicing and receipt collection using various transaction types: ACH, EFT, wires, checks, credit card, etc.

* Record other business transactions and daily activities into the general ledger system.

* Prepare and input vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, and reports.

* Work with adding machines, calculators, system databases and bank accounts.

* Match invoices to purchase requisition orders and process bills for payment in system.

* Arrange cash transaction delivery and deposits into bank accounts.

* Administrate databases within the accounting system applications.

* Contact vendors/customers to resolve delinquent accounts.

* Investigate questionable data and recommends actions to resolve discrepancies.

* Maintain Finance team accounting record retention documents.

* Assist with month-end financial reports and prepares general journal entries.

* Maintain fixed asset/depreciation software application and related journal entries.

* Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

* Perform other duties as assigned.



* Associate's degree in accounting, BS/BA in relevant field preferred.

* Requires minimum of 3-5 years of experience.

* Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

* Organizational, verbal and written communication skills a must.

* Experience with Financial Edge NXT, Papersave, Expensify and/or Other Non-Profit Accounting applications preferred.

* Attention to detail, strong math aptitude, accuracy, and ability to multi-task.


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