Staff Accountant

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 141145
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
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Join a prestigious educational institution renowned for its academic excellence and innovative research. Our client is located in the vibrant city of Chicago. The institution is committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment that promotes professional growth and development. They are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join their finance team and contribute to their mission of advancing knowledge and shaping future leaders.
 
As a Staff Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in the finance team. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who will drive process improvements to enhance overall efficiency in the department. This role supports the institution’s central accounting gifts, endowments and investments functions.
 
Staff Accountant Responsibilities:
  • Ensure investment assets are accurately recorded in the general ledger by applying GAAP accounting rules and university policies and performing analyses and reconciliations
  • Manage financial operations and analysis in support of various departments, including the Investment Office, Treasury, Alumni Relations & Development and Tax & Regulatory Services
  • Oversee the processing, reconciliation and maintenance of endowment tracking software
  • Perform bank and balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Handle chart and account coding
  • Manage endowment and gift accounting
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements
  • Account for investment assets
  • Post month-end and daily journal entries
 
Staff Accountant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • 2+ years of accounting experience, preferably within a non-profit organization
  • Experience performing accounting processes for gifts, investments and endowments
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
 
If you are interested in this Staff Accountant opportunity and meet the above requirements, please apply today!   
 
Thank you,   


Colette Conners  
Senior Recruiter, Accounting and Finance    
LaSalle Network  
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.