Accounting Manager (Hybrid)

Accounting Manager (Hybrid)
 Chicago, Illinois
Job Description

Job summary:

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day financial transactions; monthly financial reports; as well as developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures consistent with GAAP. 

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000


General Accounting and Reporting

  • Perform cash reconciliation on a daily basis and end of month bank reconciliation
  • Accurate and timely completion of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, expense reports, credit card transactions, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing and collections
  • Post day-to-day transactions from membership database
  • Maintain the general ledger and other accounting records necessary to prepare the monthly financial statements
  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly financial reports


  • Review and approve bi-weekly payroll
  • Prepare monthly payroll reconciliation and allocation

Audit and Tax Compliance

  • Prepare annual Forms 1099 and 1096 reports
  • Prepare annual sales tax return
  • Assist Director of Finance and tax consultants with preparation of Forms 990 and 990-T
  • Assist Director of Finance and auditors with preparation of audit schedules, annual financial statements and footnotes


  • Partner with Director of Finance on various analysis to prepare bi-annual capital and operating budget
  • Assist Director of Finance to perform periodic reviews of budget to actual variances
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have a record of successful and progressively responsible financial and administrative roles within an organization. As a successful team member, the Accounting Manager will bring a record of success in building relationships and communicating to a variety of constituents.

An undergraduate degree in accounting and 7+ years of relevant experience is required. Previous experience in not-for-profit or association environment is preferred, however, candidates with a variety of experiences are encouraged to apply. The Accounting Manager will have flexibility with GFOA’s hybrid work environment, but preference is for the Accounting Manager to be in the Chicago office 2-3 days a week on average.

The Accounting Manager will possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Ability to establish credibility with staff and membership
  • Embodies member service mindset
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Proficiency with financial reporting systems
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, efficiently and effectively organize work to meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well and communicate with all staff levels of the association
  • Aptitude for honing organizational systems and processes

GFOA values the strength diversity of all kinds brings to the workplace. GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.