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ACCOUNTANT/GRANT ANALYST -PHILANTROPY, Office of Controller, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

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Job Description

General Summary

The Grant Analyst - Philanthropy will perform a variety of professional tasks related to philanthropic grant accounting such as analyzing and reconciling accounts, posting journal entries, preparing various, reports and monitoring pledges, endowments, donations and grants while ensuring financial compliance.

The Grant Analyst - Philanthropy will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Grant Analyst - Philanthropy will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities



The Grant Analyst - Philanthropy:

  1. Performs daily processing, reporting, cost center maintenance, accounting support and customer service to various departments.
  2. Records pledges, pledge payments, endowments, grants, and other philanthropic funding in accordance with GAAP.
  3. Prepares scheduled and specialized reports related to pledges, endowments, grants and donations.
  4. Prepares monthly journal entries and associated schedules.
  5. Prepares various philanthropic account reconciliations and presents findings and recommended adjustments to Management.
  6. Prepares annual budget and monthly journal entries related to endowment funding.
  7. Sets up new grants in Project Tracking System and work to maintain and enhance existing tracking, reporting and filing systems ensuring current and future business needs are met.
  8. Provides accounting support in preparation for annual internal and external audit requests.
  9. Assists with month end and year end activities.
  10. Prepares annual report to endowment donors.
  11. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships

  1. Reports directly to the Manager of Regulatory Accounting.

Job Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field is required; a minimum of 2 years of related work experience. CPA and/or Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
  2. Experience working with GAAP in a Not-for-Profit environment is preferred.
  3. A relatively high level of analytical ability to gather, analyze, reconcile and interpret financial information and prepare a variety of statements and reports.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of business tools and technology. Working knowledge of Great Plains Account Software, Excel, MS Word, Power Point and Access.
  5. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities.
  6. Advanced written and oral communication skills; responding to customer requests in a timely professional manner.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills needed to interpret and explain financial information to employees and management. Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with clientele.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively to leverage expertise in other functions resulting in improved outcomes and efficiencies.
  9. Ability to identify and implement opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

Working Conditions

  1. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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