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Finance Manager | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

The Finance Manager is a key team player within Steppenwolf’s general management team. Reporting to the Finance Director, the Finance Manager supports the business by maintaining the backbone of Steppenwolf’s accounting and reporting systems. The Finance Manager is responsible for conducting efficient month-end closes, including providing reports and analysis for Steppenwolf’s diverse constituents. The Finance Manager is a key force in maintaining processes and conducting reviews to ensure that Steppenwolf’s controls are being followed, leading to accurate and timely financial reporting.

Areas of Responsibility:

Monthly Close

Prepare journal entries outlined on the monthly close checklistReconcile fixed asset schedule to general ledgerPrepare balance sheet schedulesPrepare bank and investment reconciliationsCollect information and prepare entries for one-time transactions as neededPerform analytical procedures at month-end to identify unusual activity or patterns in transactions, raising issues to the Finance Director as appropriateBudgets

Assist Finance Director with development and compilation of the annual operating budgetEnter budgets into accounting software and reconcile to annual operating budgetAccounting and General Ledger System

Hold primary responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of general ledger and chart of accountsPrepare reports and analyses from accounting system to monitor and track charges and expenditures on a monthly basis or as neededKeep Finance Director aware of potential problem areas or opportunities noted in analysesOversee correction of any inaccuracies discoveredAccount Payable

Review accounts payable sessions weekly and reconcile to general ledgerReconcile accounts payable transactions to electronic requisition transactionsEnsure clean cut-off of expenditures from month-to-monthPayroll

Review payroll sessions weekly and as neededPrepare cash requirements report for cash planningAccounts Receivable

Prepare invoices for miscellaneous events held at the TheatreRecord invoices in accounting and monitor collectionsAudits

Prepare and maintain schedules for annual financial statement auditAssist Finance Director with financial statement audit prep as neededAssist Finance Director with Workers Compensation audit prep as neededSuccessful candidates will:

Have experience in a non-profit office (preferred), with the responsibilities listed aboveWorking knowledge of US GAAP and fund accountingKnowledge of Microsoft Office programs with Excel being the priorityExperience with MIP Fund Accounting a plusAbility to juggle moving priorities and be a team playerExcellent attention to detail, keen organizational skills, and accuracy in managing data and deadlinesThe ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and a capacity to work independentlyEffective communication with supervisors and colleagues on the status and priority of assignmentsAbility to organize, analyze, present, and communicate finance dataSteppenwolf gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusionCommitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant statusCompensation:

Salary range: $42,000 - $50,000 with excellent benefit package for full time employees, including medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation pay, paid sick time, personal days, Ventra transit benefit program, employee assistance program and 401(k) matching retirement program.

How to apply:Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by following this link by March 14, 2020.


Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago/Lincoln Park