CEDA is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to perform accounting and finance activities related to government and privately funded grants.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepares and reviews requests for funds from grantor agencies
Monitors grant expenses to ensure expenditures remain within budgets and minimize unallowable charges
Reconciles and monitors grant receivables and pursues unpaid billings
Prepares monthly internal financial reports and grant reports to funders (e.g. DCEO, HHS, etc.)
Analyzes and provide explanations for grant budget variances
Meets with Program personnel on a routine basis to ensure proper accounting and transparency.
Serves as and key liaison with funding agencies, auditors, etc.
Provides financial support for preparation of grant submissions
Assists in preparation of annual agency and grant budgets, as well as periodic budget modifications
Maintains web-based and other links to all applicable granting agencies
Assists with annual independent audit as needed
Assists with the monthly accounting close, including reconciliation of general ledger accounts
Tracks program related fixed assets
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability work as part of a team.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel (V-look-Ups, Pivot Tables, Complex formulas, etc.) and experience working with general ledger software
Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills
Knowledge of government grant-making rules and regulations, including federal Uniform Guidance a plus
CEDA is a drug-free workplace.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Veterans
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois.
CEDA will only accept resumes and applications for open advertised or listed positions within the time frame indicated for each position. Unsolicited resumes and resumes received after the closing date for a position will not be considered or retained. Applicants must clearly and specifically identify the position for which they are applying. We appreciate your interest in CEDA.
It is the policy of the Community and Economic Development Association, Inc. to implement affirmatively, equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, or physical handicap, and positive action shall be taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy. Also included in this policy are veterans of the United States military.
Location/Region: Chicago, IL (US)