General Accounting Intern

Department: Accounting
Type of position: Part-time
Schedule: flexible-Monday to Friday
Location: Chicago, IL

JOB TITLE:       General Accounting Intern

DEPARTMENT:  Accounting

REPORTS TO:  Controller

STATUS:         Part-time 

SCHEDULE:     Flexible - TBD

LOCATION:     Central Office

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Responsible for assisting and working with the staff of the Accounting Department performing duties as assigned and tasks involving payroll assistance and preparation, accounts payable items, agency billing, invoice reports and organization financial transactions.  

 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Perform and learn all accounting functions and tasks as assigned by supervisor; • Learn all aspects of The Chicago Lighthouse including projects and programs served by the Accounting/Finance & Control Department; • Assist department staff and manager in completing specific tasks related to Finance and Control; • Maintain consistent communication with staff and managers regarding problems and/or progress with assigned projects; • Coordinate timely submission of paperwork related to tasks completed; • Provide excellent customer service to all customers – vendors, organization personnel and any related inquiries to solve problems and give assistance when needed; • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Less than 5% within metro Chicago

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Actively working toward a Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred; • At least 1 year experience in college accounting curriculum preferred; • Organization skills, strong attention to detail and good communication a plus; • Experience in computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet applications helpful; • Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired is essential.

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