Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager, Accounting Operations is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with CTPF’s accounting policies and procedures. The Manager, Accounting Operations directs and monitors accounting activities of the Sr. Operations Accountant and Operations Accountant to ensure compliance with regulations, laws, and standards.
Primary Responsibilities • Manage payable, receivable, and payroll operational functions. • Manage and processes funding to disbursement bank. • Ensure that all departmental processes are appropriately documented in procedure documentation and work with the Chief Financial Officer to craft relevant Administrative Rules for Board adoption related to Operations Accounting functions. • Effectively manage team members, providing guidance, training, and professional development, • Review and approve benefit and vendor payments prior to payment processing. • Ensure benefits payments are processed in a timely manner. • Ensure vendor management and procurement policies are followed. • Ensure administrative expenditures are within approved budget. • Review tax withholding reconciliation monthly. • Develop monthly and yearly operational accounting schedules. • Coordinate requested documents from external and internal auditors. • Ensure internal controls over accounting operations are effectively operating recommend necessary controls. • Ensure adequate supporting documents are maintained at all levels of operational functions. • Manage team deliverables in a timely and efficient manner. • Collaborate with cross-functional departments, assists team members, and manage operations accordingly. • Develop and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP) as well as ensuring SOPs are followed and documentations are retained at all times. • Ensure various operational schedules are followed each period. Act as backup for the Pension Payroll process if the primary and secondary Operations Accountants responsible are unavailable. • Ensures accounting operations process quality and integrity are maintained at all levels of operation functions. • Serves as key liaison for ad hoc requests. • Adapt to process changes. • Assist the Chief Financial Officer on various projects as required.
Position Qualifications • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with an emphasis in Excel. • Experience with MS Dynamics Payable and Receivable module preferred.
Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited four-year college/university and 4+ years of related experience.. • 2 years of direct supervisory and team management experience required (i.e. performance reviews, progressive discipline and cross functional team management) • Master’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred.
Physical Requirements: • Lifting and moving up to ten pounds occasionally. • Sitting for long periods of time, some standing and repetitive physical activity
Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment (i.e., computers, phones and photocopiers). It is understood that a full-time exempt employee will generally work a minimum of 35 hours per week; however, in the scope of an exempt employee's normal job, work outside the usual schedule is often required. This might include evening meetings, weekends, limited travel, or work hours well beyond 35 in a given week.
About Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is committed to serving our members. Our pension fund serves more than 63,000 members and administers benefits totaling nearly $1.4 billion annually.
We provide for the financial security of a group of dedicated individuals who serve, or have served, the Chicago Public Schools/Charter Schools through a career in public service as teachers, principals and administrators. For more than 120 years, CTPF has protected the retirement and health of our members by working to continuously improve and safeguard their benefits. As the State of Illinois’ oldest public pension fund, we ensure that our members’ benefits and earned retirements are as enduring as the mark they have left on thousands of young lives throughout their careers.
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