After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community organizations, downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts and in Belmont Cragin at our new Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters. For more information, visit www.afterschoolmatters.org.
Summary of Position:
The Financial Analyst supports the efficient operation of the After School Matters Finance and Accounting Departments. The Analyst will work closely with the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and the Finance/Accounting Leadership teams to support preparation of financial statements & analysis, month end closing & reconciliation, government invoicing, organizational budgeting, and projecting processes.
The Financial Analyst will prepare and distribute monthly financials and prepare ad-hoc reporting. The Analyst will liaise with the government grants process to ensure government funding is fully secured in a timely manner. As needed, the Financial Analyst will collaborate with the Finance team to track key business drivers. The Financial Analyst will engage in the month end closing and reconciliation processes to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, maintain and provide timely, accurate reporting to staff at all levels within the organization.
Prepare and distribute financial statements on a monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis.
Support government grants process with timely invoicing of funding entities and other government contract requirements, as needed.
Provide benchmarking, trend analysis and projections as it relates to budget management, cash/reserve position and other high-level strategic initiatives.
Assist the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis in developing, implementing and managing the annual organizational budget and other ad-hoc budgets.
Assist Senior Accounting Manager with month closing and reconciliation tasks.
Assist with annual audit and preparation of annual financial statements.
Work with the Development team to anticipate reporting needs, aid in proposal budget development, and support the tracking of revenue restrictions.
Document processes for the Finance and Accounting teams, incorporating process improvements and workflow designs.
Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
Other duties as assigned.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Effective communication skills with an emphasis on customer service and the ability to collaborate with After School Matters staff, management, community organizations and external partners
Ability to organize and prioritize to meet strict deadlines
Experience with producing and reviewing financial reports
Proven attention to detail with an ability to record detail transaction information accurately
Ability to summarize issues for management and provide well thought through recommendations
Demonstrates professionalism at all times through phone and in-person interactions, and through written correspondence including email
Proven problem-solving abilities
Commitment to maintain strict confidentiality
General knowledge of accounting principles preferred
Advanced Excel skills (such as vlookup, index match, pivot tables, etc.) with proficiency in other Microsoft Office suite of products
Bachelor’s Degree required; concentration in Business, Finance or similar field preferred
One to three years of professional accounting and/or financial analysis experience required; one year preferred in auditing experience
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume at https://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply
After School Matters 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.
About After School Matters
After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, out-of-school time opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, STEM and sports. Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community-based organizations, The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and Gallery 37 Center for the Arts downtown.