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Chicago Zoological Society

Document ID: A7225-0UQM Posted on: 07/15/2013 Job Type: Temporary

Job Schedule:Full-time

Accounting Clerk (Seasonal)

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. The Society is an active partner in wildlife protection programs around the world, including the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, the world's longest-running study of bottlenose dolphins. We have pioneered the field of conservation psychology, the study of how people connect with animals and nature. We are able to reach so many audiences each year, including 2 million zoo guests engaged by unique exhibits and programs; some 250,000 schoolchildren, campers, and families who participate in award-winning science education programs; nearly 24,000 teachers who take part in our professional development workshops; and, diverse communities across Chicagoland. The Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world as a leader in animal welfare and conservation, this venerable institution also serves as a potent economic engine, top tourism attraction and award-winning educational institution.

The Accounting Clerk (seasonal) is responsible for assisting accounts payable/receivable staff with daily clerical functions. Utilizing your accurate data entry skills, you will assist accounts payable staff with daily processing of invoices including, but not limited to, matching vendor invoices to purchase orders and other documents and entering invoices into the financial system. Making use of your eye for detail, you will open, sort and process department mail, including assigning vendor numbers to vendor invoices and file voucher packages, vendor statements, vendor w-9 forms and other miscellaneous documents. Using your basic computer skills, you will assist accounts receivable staff with daily processing of customer invoices including, but not limited to entering information from catering documents into the financial system. Drawing upon your accurate basic math skills, you will assist accounts receivable staff with miscellaneous reconciliations including, but not limited to, reconciliation of credit card transactions and assist with journal entry input into financial system.

This position requires flexible availability to work any five days out of seven days each week. This is a temporary (seasonal) position. The minimum starting wage for this position is $11.25/hr.

The requirements for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience required.
  • Some college with accounting coursework desired.
  • Experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable or bookkeeping is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Accurate basic math skills required.
  • Eye for detail, completeness and accuracy required.
  • Basic computer skills required, preferably in Microsoft Excel.
  • Accurate data entry skills required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience. Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
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