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Finance Fellow

Company: Cantigny Park
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

*Foundation Summary*The Robert R. McCormick Foundation envisions a Chicagoland comprised of thriving communities where all individuals have the resources and opportunities to succeed, without regard to income, race, ethnicity, gender, or ZIP code. We invest in people and organizations across the region to develop educated, informed, and engaged communities. Cantigny Park is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert. R. McCormick is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, and walking trails.*About the Finance Department*The Finance Department establishes and maintains effective accounting and reporting systems capable of accurately reflecting the operations of the organization. We strive to be a strategic partner and ensure that proper systems and controls are in place to safeguard all assets for the Foundations. Across all departments at the McCormick Foundations downtown office and Cantigny Park in Wheaton, our team supports nearly 150 employees, annual spend of approximately $100M and over $2 billion in assets.*Opportunity: Finance Fellow*The McCormick Foundation is looking for a Finance Fellow to perform and support a range of activities in the department. Specifically, the Fellow will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to important team functions such as fixed asset tracking, chart of account and project code development, general ledger reconciliation and data storage coordination. This is an incredible learning opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Finance, Accounting, or Business Management and who is looking for practical experience in a fast-paced and collaborative office environment.*Essential Functions** Assist with cleaning up Finances fixed asset tracking file and with implementing a new tracking process.* Review and streamline the chart of accounts for both McCormick and Cantigny in anticipation of transitioning to a new general ledger system.* Assist with completing the bond financing reimbursement.* Clean up shared files and folders on the network* Complete workpaper / general filing, file clean up and document storage on behalf of the department* Assist with Investment tracking, K1 and statements filing / organization* Shadow finance/accounting staff members to expand knowledge, processes, and techniques.* Learn about and follow internal controls for the Finance department.*Minimum Qualifications: **Education: *Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in finance, accounting, business management or closely related field.*Application Documents: * Resume: 1-2 pages max.*Skills: ** Excellent computer skills and comfort with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)* Ability to develop and use spreadsheets, databases, and other applications* Attention to detail, organization, and time management skills* Adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with the ability to work independently* Demonstrated passion for the Foundations values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundations mission* Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals* Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings* Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship*Working Conditions: *The position will be located in Wheaton, Illinois and will report to the Senior Financial Analyst.*Vaccination Requirements*The Robert R. McCormick Foundation requires as a condition of employment that all employees are fully vaccinated or have been approved for an accommodation based on a medical condition or conflicting religious belief.*Equal Opportunity Employer*Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.Job Type: Full-timePay: $30.00 - $40.00 per hourBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Professional development assistance* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate:* Wheaton, IL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:* Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Cantigny Park, Wheaton , Finance Fellow, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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