Sep 26, 2019
Job description For seventeen years Catharsis Productions has been creating and delivering unique and pretty awesome live and online sexual violence prevention trainings to college and military audiences. Our most recent adventure has taken us into Corporate Consulting. By "fighting fire with funny," we strategically use humor (yes, even for educational purposes) and audience interaction to break down defensiveness and challenge misconceptions about sexual violence. We are seeking a Full-Time Accountant . The successful candidate will be responsible for budget management, financial analysis, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting. Key areas within the finance department will also be managed by the Accountant , including approving expense reports, creating timesheets, budgeting, checks and payments, and managing accounts. This position will also act as a liaison/contact between multiple vendors. This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional who is well-versed in working closely with the Executive and Finance team. HERE'S THE SKINNY: Reporting directly to the CEO, the Accountant's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: · Run full-cycle accounts payable and vendor payment process - including creation of purchasing documentation, coding and allocation of vendor invoices. · Assist with approving expense reports, requesting departmental Budgets and working with HR in getting Payroll in QuickBooks. · Manage accounts receivable to ensure timely payments and create invoices for customers and credit card payment submissions. · Collect checks from Educators and handles any paperwork regarding payments. · Monitor financial details to ensure that legal requirements are met as it relates to tax filings, and GAAP for all financial dealings. · Approves expense reports for the company. · Partner closely with Director of Client Relationships on client financial management - including revenue forecasting, budget tracking, invoicing, and invoice collection. · Partner with Owners, Directors, HR, and business consultants to create annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. · Assessment, validation, and preparation of monthly revenue, purchase order, and vendor invoice accruals. · Communicate with car vendors and act as liaison/contact when a situation occurs. (HR can help here) · Regular review of accrued revenue, and customers invoices to improve cash flow. · Maintain appropriate documentation of controls and financial review for periodic internal audits and work directly with internal auditors during onsite audits. · Maintain appropriate safety measures and controls around corporate credit cards, company IT, property and keys. · Maintain and apply current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards. · Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures. · Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting. AND WHAT KINDS OF EXPERIENCE SHOULD YOU HAVE? Education and/or Experience: Minimum Associate Degree in Accounting. 4 Year Degree Preferred. Preferred Education and Experience · 5-7 years of relevant experience. · Ideally a four-year degree. · Experience in a mission based for-profit organization. Knowledge and Skills: Proficient knowledge of QuickBooks, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook), ability to work well under time constraints, confidentiality, ability to prioritize and assist multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment, detail oriented. Success Factors/Job Competencies: · Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. · Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. · Decision Making and Problem Solving - Able to identify and analyze program and system problems while offering alternative solutions. Responds well to feedback and takes appropriate actions. · Professionalism - Displays enthusiasm, dedication, and interest regarding position responsibilities and duties. Expresses willingness to undertake projects, supports organizational goals and endeavors, and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing circumstances. Maintains professionalism in all aspects of job duties. · Multi-tasking Skills- Ability to prioritize and assist multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment. · Time Management and Initiative - Works with minimal supervision and effectively completes tasks when direction is given. Capable and efficient in determining pressing needs and acting upon them. Appropriately forecasts deadlines that will not be met and notifies supervisor in order to create appropriate course of action. · Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. · Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. · Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems. ATTRIBUTES · Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. · Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. · Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. · Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. · Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). · Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. ANYTHING ELSE? Yes. We highly value creating a company that represents diversity across many lines, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, sex, and country of origin. SO, WHAT'S TO LOVE ABOUT THIS GIG? · Looking for Mission-driven work? This is it! Our Company Mission is to "Change the world by creating and delivering innovative, accessible, and research supported programs that challenge oppressive attitudes and transform behavior." We are proud to have produced programming that has reduced sexual violence in some communities. · Casual dress code . A work environment where employees can feel relaxed and able to focus on tasks. · Creative work environment . This place is packed with energy, creativity, and outbursts of hilarity. We also settle in and get a lot done in an open and collaborative, but focused environment. · Free food and coffee . We stock our kitchen with free healthy snack foods and coffee for days. It's the little things in life. · Easy transportation and lots of love for folks who bike to work . We're on the corner of Milwaukee, Ogden, and Chicago. The Chicago Avenue Blue Line stop is thirty feet from our front door. · Looking to hire soon ! When we find the right fit, we would bring someone into the position September 2019 . AND HOW DO I APPLY? We look forward to hearing about you and what you do. Make sure your application includes: · A cover letter. · Your resume. WANT MORE DETAILS ON WHAT WE DO? Visit our website at or send an e-mail to our Human Resources department, . Thanks for your interest!
Chicago, IL, USA