The Staff Accountant is responsible for general accounting, financial analysis and account reconciliation duties for the Institute. Assists in the preparation of internal and external financial reporting and supports the Institute’s annual financial statement and other audits and tax preparation processes.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares and analyzes the Institute’s financial records, including generating monthly and quarterly journal entries and account reconciliations related to various general ledger account areas, including prepaid expenses, fixed assets, revenues and general assets and liabilities of the Institute.
Maintains subsystem records and reconcile to general ledger for fixed assets.
Completes financial analyses on various accounts; reconciles variances and communicates findings to the Accounting Manager.
Assists Accounting Manager in accounting technical research as needed.
Provides assistance for the year-end audit and annual Form 990 preparation as directed.
Assists in survey preparation, grant reporting, and other external reporting as needed.
Bachelor degree required in Accounting or Business or 2-4 years Accounting experience.
CPA or CPA track strongly preferred.
Strong Excel knowledge, including Pivot tables, Vlookup and other spreadsheet functionality.
Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and organized with effective communication skills.
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For more than 135 years, the Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago have shared a commitment to the preservation, education and exploration of the artistic ideal. The Museum and the School are proud of our longstanding relationship, and form a single corporation called the Art Institute of Chicago. While the Museum and School have a shared mission of promoting the arts and art education, their operations are largely separate and each has its own chief executive who reports directly to the corporation's Board of Trustees.