The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. We are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. We work with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work.

We are privileged to serve our community and invite those who connect with our mission, vision, and values to explore employment opportunities with the Trust. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at

The Chicago Community Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Job Tracking ID: 512298-627042
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 29, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2018

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Job Description:

Job Purpose:

Oversee the daily financial operations of the Trust to ensure adherence to financial guidelines and policies.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee the financial reporting requirements for the Trust and all related affiliates. (Includes preparation of financial reports, tax returns, regulatory filings, industry surveys and other information required or requested, to ensure complete, accurate and timely dissemination of information).
  • Work with the other departments to coordinate financial information for inclusion in internal and external documents.
  • Serve on various internal and interdepartmental committees.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Manage annual financial audit, including drafting the year-end financial statements and related footnote disclosures.
  • Serve as day-to-day liaison with the outside accounting firm and internal financial staff.
  • Manages the daily operational processes related to cash receipts, including working with philanthropic services to ensure proper and timely accounting and acknowledgement of donations and cash disbursements, including the grant distribution processes to ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies, including accurate and timely payment and reporting.
  • Evaluate and develop internal controls for key processes. These internal controls are to include financial reporting controls to ensure misstatements of financial information will be prevented or detected by employees.
  • Work with human resources department to administer payroll and related employee benefits. Process semi-monthly payroll and review monthly and/or quarterly benefit invoices for timeliness and accuracy. Work with HR on retirement plan administration including employee education and 5500C filings.
  • Exercise a leadership style which promotes team effectiveness and encourages employee growth.
  • Supervise finance department staff.
  • Attend finance, audit and board meetings as required

Experience and Skills:

Job Qualifications:

  • Five to ten+ years related experience, including exposure to not-for-profit or foundation accounting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. Certification as a Public Accountant preferred.
  • Experience with financial accounting systems and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Supervisory experience required. Ability to prioritize work, delegate effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and delegate appropriately.