Sr. Accounting Specialist

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Sr. Accounting Specialist.

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Chicago, IL 60607-2916

Camp Information

Camp Duncan
32405 North Highway 12
Ingleside, IL 60041

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Duncan is located just 50 miles north of Chicago in Ingleside IL.

Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Sr. Accounting Specialist. This position will have a base located at the YMCA Camp Duncan. YMCA Camp Duncan is located just 50 miles north of Chicago in Ingleside IL.

The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.

The Sr. Accounting Specialist is responsible to provide financial and accounting support within a specified multi-location region in order to effectively and efficiently conduct the business of the YMCA. Works collaboratively with Metro finance in carrying out the day-to-day financial activities and in developing policies, procedures and implementing best practices. Interacts on a regular basis with regional employees. Also responsible for communicating with member service staff, changes in procedures as related to membership and program operations


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent with 1 to 3 years prior experience preforming accounting functions
  • Experienced and proficient with Excel, Microsoft Word and Google Docs including formula creation and data manipulation
  • Ability to travel within region on a frequent basis. Travel may also be required locally and to other YMCA Camp locations in Burlington , Wisconsin and Twin Lakes, Michigan on a minimum basis, also including corporate office in Chicago when required.
  • Ability to support multiple stakeholders both at location and in other departments/units
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, audit own work and manage multiple, competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to hold confidentiality and maintain discretion
  • Supporting the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Supports cash operations and processes daily contributions and transactions received at location including: daily batches, bank deposits and cash management
  • Processes accounts payable invoices, as well as purchasing and fuel card activity in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensures proper coding for all expenditures
  • Resolves billing issues with vendors including sales tax refund requests
  • Assists with month-end accruals and distributes month-end reports for end users
  • Provides guidance to location supervisors and employees where needed on business office procedures and supports location operations and recordkeeping as assigned
  • Supports timekeeping including data input, reports, and other miscellaneous support related to payroll
  • Provides assistance with employment eligibility verification
  • Assists with maintaining accurate, electronic, employee records
  • Support camps with registration , customer service, reporting when needed
  • Support camps with the current registration program CircuiTree, expand capabilities
  • Support camps as a liaison with Talent Acquisition for hiring

Room and board provided


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