The Hyde Park Day School/Leslie Shankman School Corporation
February 14, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Leslie Shankman School Corporation: The Leslie Shankman School Corporation represents well over sixty years of dedication and commitment to children in the Chicago area with special learning and emotional needs. With the Foundation holding and managing endowments and the School Corporation providing operational infrastructure, both of these organizations have demonstrated through their actions, the long-term commitment necessary to ensure the success of educational programs for children and families in need.
Position Title: Accountant
Position Type: Full-time, Exempt
Position Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. The Leslie Shankman School Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Position Summary: We have an opening for an Accountant in our Finance office. We are a not-for-profit with a day school and residential therapeutic program with a $12 million operating budget and we have over 150 employees. The ideal candidate will have accounting experience, be dedicated to accuracy, be willing to learn, have excellent interpersonal skills, be a team player and be able to meet deadlines.
Essential Responsibilities include: • Posting journal entries • Compiles scheduled financial statements and reports for external parties • Provide support for the month-end and year-end closings • Research and analysis of various P&L accounts • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts • Prepare for and support audits • Assist with processing cash receipts • Bank and general ledger reconciliations • Compiles, process and maintain accounts payable records • Perform routine and special order purchasing • Resolves collections by examining customer payment plans and payment history • Work with external vendors as required • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned
Skills and knowledge Requirements: • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Experience with the preparation of journal entries and full working knowledge of accrual accounting. • Knowledge of investment accounting a plus • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills • Good attention to detail • Self-motivated and driven person who is dedicated to 100% accuracy, teamwork and meeting deadlines
Education/Experience Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent is required • Two years of accounting experience preferred
The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability
About The Hyde Park Day School/Leslie Shankman School Corporation
The Leslie Shankman School Corporation (LSSC) represents well over sixty years of dedication and commitment to children in the Chicago area with special learning and emotional needs. The LSSC founded at the University of Chicago operates two schools: The Hyde Park Day School and The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School. The Hyde Park Day School is a private special education school for children with learning disabilities and the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School is a residential and day school for children with emotional disorders. The LSSC recently opened the Brooke Whitted Center, a transitional living program holistically serving college bound emerging young adults challenged with mental health issues or autism. Additionally, our organization includes a foundation that supports our corporation. Together, the entities have an operating budget totaling $15 million and approximately $14 million in investable assets.