Job accounting manager in Chicago, IL at Kaleidoscope Innovation

Job Details

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Company Kaleidoscope Innovation
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Cincinnati, OH
Industry Business Consulting
Sector Management & Consulting
Salary 59868 - 47901 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Chicago, IL

Job Description

Kaleidoscope Inc, a non-profit, child welfare organization located in Chicago, Illinois is looking to fill the position of Accounting Specialist II.

Our agency was founded in 1973 on the premise that youth with emotional and behavioral challenges would be better served in their home state. Today, our mission is to empower children, youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships through innovative, individualized case management and clinical services. Our vision is that all children and youth have the opportunity to enjoy safe and healthy lives nurtured by responsive adults.

At Kaleidoscope we value our employees and seek to provide them with opportunities for professional growth. We offer our employees flexible work schedules, competitive pay and excellent benefits package.

Kaleidoscope's benefits package includes:

  • Average of over 80% paid for employee coverage in our medical plans through Blue Shield and Blue Shield.
  • PPO Dental Plan
  • FREE Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, AD&D, Vision and TelaDoc (an On-demand medical care service)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Birthday holiday
  • 403b Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Staff luncheons and fun staff development outings and activities

General Description

The Accounting Specialist II is responsible for assisting the accounting operations of the agency as well as providing backup for selected general accounting functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepares and submits monthly billings to DCFS for all fee for service programs.
  • Prepares and submits cost-based billings to DCFS and other funders.
  • Prepares open accounts receivable reports and follows-up with funders to ensure payment.
  • Review open accounts receivable balances with program staff to ensure all discrepancies are corrected and either written off or resubmitted for billing.
  • Fields all inquiries from AR vendors and service providers regarding payments.
  • Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
  • Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries and entering them into the general ledger.
  • Performs monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation and posting of monthly general journal and recurring journal entries.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of the annual budget and monthly financial statements.
  • Maintains an accounting of agency property and equipment including but not limited to loan amortization, depreciation and lease schedules.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation or reconciliation of selected schedules, work papers and general ledger accounts.
  • Performs as back up for Accounting Specialist to receive daily, faxed payment requests for the Norman and Youth Cash Assistance programs.
  • Assist in assembling data for audits and special projects.
  • Performs other tasks and functions as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.

Educational Requirements and General Qualifications

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelors Degree

Degree Preferred: Masters or Bachelors Degree in Accounting

Minimum Years of Experience: 2 year of accounting experience including accounts payable

Information Technology Skills Required: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Accounting software proficiency.

Other Requirements: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and time management skills. Full time use of insured, operating automobile and valid driver's license

Kaleidoscope Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

Job Location

Chicago, IL

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