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Vashti Emigh


Under the direction of the Managing Director, this position is responsible for performing a variety of daily accounting duties and supporting monthly closing process. They audit cash receipts, prepare bank deposits, and enter all data in QuickBooks and Excel spread sheets. This position is accountable for timely processing of payroll, financial record keeping, and A/P, A/R, as well as monthly general ledger postings. They work closely with the Managing Director to achieve all required accounting and government standards, organizational and funder deadlines, and company’s objectives and mission. Lifeline seeks an individual with advanced experience with QuickBooks, experience working in the nonprofit setting, strong organizational and time management skills, acute attention to detail and ability to work well with Lifeline’s staff and board.


  • Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, payroll, journal entries, and bank reconciliation
  • Prepare Journal Entries for expense allocations, deferred revenue, fixed assets and payroll cash accounts
  • Process and pay all invoices in a timely manner; ensures that all expenditures are appropriately categorized
  • Receive and deposit all organizational revenue. Audits cash receipts, donations and other payments; ensures that all deposits are appropriately categorized
  • Reconciles bank accounts and credit card statement and provides reports to Managing Director and Treasurer monthly; keeps clear records of all account activity and alerts Managing Director of any discrepancies or essential actions in a timely manner
  • Execute payroll activities using Quickbooks
  • Perform annual 1099 and W2 reporting process
  • Assuring the accurate coding of all entries based on non-profit fund accounting
  • Prepare monthly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budget vs. actual reports and grant-specific financial reports
  • Works closely with the Managing Director to ensure accounting accuracy on restricted accounts
  • Coordinate with outside Auditors in preparation of year-end audit
  • Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Assists in the development and implementation of systems and procedures as needed


  • Advanced proficiency in QuickBooks a must
  • Non-profit/restricted account experience a plus
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent with 3-5 years related experience or combination of education and experience
  • Additional proficiencies in Excel and database management
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills: ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individual at all organizational levels
  • Superior attention to detail and integrity
  • Good judgment, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Understanding of and commitment to Lifeline’s mission

Annual salary: $17,680, 20 hours per week; specific office hours TBD

Instructions to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Lifeline will accept applications until January 21. We will contact you if we feel there is a potential match with your skills and experience and our needs. No phone calls please.

Lifeline Theatre provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Lifeline is closely monitoring state and local public health guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of the staff, production teams, and audience members. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all staff. Vaccination records will be kept confidential and maintained separately from personnel paperwork. As guidelines are evolving on a frequent basis, Lifeline will continue to adjust safety protocols as needed.

Lifeline Theatre interprets, explores, and reimagines books and other literary works to create stories that move us beyond the margins of our own lives.

Lifeline Theatre is dedicated to offering a safe, inclusive, accessible and just environment that values equity, nurtures individuality and celebrates diversity. We are committed to implementing strategies and best-practices that dismantle racism, harassment and all forms of oppression within our company and the greater theatre community.

Contact Info:
Lifeline Theatre
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL