Jr. Staff Accountant job Chicago Illinois
Jr. Staff Accountant job Chicago Illinois
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Jr. Staff Accountant Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9321320
Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 1/22/2020
Wage: Negotiable Category: Fundraising
Job Code: 544/388/2330-1688

Job Description:

Position Description:
The Junior Staff Accountant enters and maintains financial records of the organization. He/She reports to the Accounting Manager and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team.


  • Enter and manage data in the ERP system.
  • Work with National office staff to get approvals for payment of invoices.
  • Process incoming invoices.
  • Sort and deliver mail, as needed.
  • Assist with the transition of records from paper to electronic format.
  • Prepare daily cash report.
  • Update lease schedule based on landlord invoices received.
  • Prepare monthly schedules and analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and follow up on unreconciled items.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries.
  • Assist field personnel to assemble sales tax information and monthly/quarterly reporting.
  • Track completion and due dates of state filings.
  • Process field requests for credit card readers and maintain inventory schedule.
  • Process credit applications for field when signatures are needed.
  • Perform special projects and analysis as needed throughout the year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Detail Minded: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization.  Strong attention to detail while multitasking.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Must possess basic mathematic skills, the ability to analyze figures and knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion are required.



MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Name: Muscular Dystrophy Association Company Type:

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