Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 20-Dec-2017 to 06-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Finance
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

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. LSSC, founded at the University of Chicago, operates three schools: The Hyde Park Day School, The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, and the Brooke Whitted Center. 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 metal health or emotional disorders. 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 $16 million in investable assets.

Position Title: Staff Accountant

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

Position Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Leslie Shankman School Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Position Summary: This position reports to the Finance Manager and will have responsibilities for day-to-day accounting and payroll functions. This position includes duties involving a variety of accounting functions and substantial intercompany transactions as well as allocating expenses across our various entities. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in accounting and some experience performing varied accounting functions. The candidate should 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: Making journal entries Compiling scheduled financial statements and reports for external parties Providing support for the month-end and year-end closings Assisting in reviewing and processing payroll data Monthly balance sheet reconciliations

  • Preparing for and supporting audits and tax information requests
  • Compiling, processing, and maintaining accounts payable records
  • Resolving collections and reconciling accounts receivable activity
  • Reviewing cash receipts
  • Coding and allocating monthly credit card expenses
  • Participating in special projects and performing 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.

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