Job Description

Location: Region 9 (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky)

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 7

Reports To:  Regional Finance Director, Region 9

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the Finance Region Director, the Accounting Managers will manage the day-to-day accounting functions of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Illinois, Greater Indiana and Greater Kentucky chapters. A major emphasis of this position is to maintain a high level of attention to details with accounting systems journal entries (supporting documents & flies) to track and allocate expenditures to Federal grants, fulfilling pre and post grant reporting requirements and to manage governmental fiscal audits and renewals.

This full-time position is located in either Chicago, Illinois or Indianapolis, IN and reports to the Regional Finance Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of all general accounting functions for Region Chapters.
  • Supervise, develop and coach staff
  • Monitor and record revenue on a daily basis
  • Monitor and reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Provide oversight and backup for accounts payable.
  • Reconcile and balance various bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintain required processes for compliance to Federal Grant Award requirements; review and record monthly invoices, close-out reports (Statements of Activities) and historical reports for local offices and various internal departments from automated reporting system.
  • Assist in the preparation of required schedules and documentation for annual audit and assist with the preparation and compilation of data necessary to complete Form 990.
  • Responsible for full general ledger closing each month- subject to deadlines
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in the planning and monitoring of budgets, preparing of various cost estimates, proposals, contract renewals and special projects as required
  • Perform all necessary uploads from fund-raising software into accounting system. Assist in transitions to any new/proposed data migrations.
  • Assist with all chapter finance related questions and matters.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum of five or more years of experience in day-to-day operations of accounting and finance department. 
  • Preferably non-profit accounting experience. 
  •  Experience in successfully leading, coaching and managing a team
  • Demonstrated strength in managing accounts payable, general ledger, and budgeting. 
  • Thorough understanding of developing and working with Excel spreadsheets. 
  • Experience with Workday or other automated accounting and financial reporting systems (Adaptive Insights or BI360 for example) strongly preferred. 
  • Working knowledge and/or ability to become familiar with Uniform Grant Guidance as it relates to Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations. 
  • Detail oriented, accurate and efficient, with strong organizational skills. 
  • Self-starter, able to work autonomously, and problem-solve effectively. 
  • Strong communication skills and excellent customer service skills. 
  • Ability to work well with others and keep supervisors well informed. 
  • Willing to work additional hours as needed on occasion and organize tasks and work flow to meet deadlines. 
  • Able to handle multiple assignments and tasks, and to be highly flexible. 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.  
  •  Ability to travel overnight for regional and annual finance meetings (once it is safe to travel). 

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law

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