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Staff Accountant

Lincoln Park Zoo
Associate Degree

Not being exposed by the employer, you can discuss salary negotiation. Lincoln Park Zoo is currently hiring for jobs with various types of work, including internship, so think about what works best for you. The employer is advertising a job in Chicago, but may consider remote work for qualified candidates. The job posting for the Staff Accountant role started on May 3, 2024, and it will no longer be accessible after May 31, 2024. This job vacancy requires that you have obtained Associate Degree as a minimum qualification. The workplace is located at Chicago , IL , Chicago , IL.

Lincoln Park Zoo


Staff Accountant

Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at


Performs essential accounting functions according to established procedures while providing support necessary to process the obligations of the organization.


  • Balances and posts revenues to the general ledger on a daily basis, and prepares timely deposits of earned and contributed revenue
  • Responsible for cash handling operations
  • Responsible for reviewing and reconciling credit card transactions
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly journal entries
  • Prepares monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly state & local sales tax & parking tax returns
  • Prepares bi-weekly payroll, process payroll reports and employee reimbursements
  • Assists with compiling data for 1099 reporting and MBE/WBE/PCE dashboards
  • Assist with budget process
  • Assist with audit and tax return preparations


  • May assist in other Accounting Department activities, including but not limited to periodic miscellaneous reports, system enhancement and transitions, and annual audit
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Proficient in working across multiple technology platforms.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Ability to analyze problems and select proper corrective action
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to learn and adapt to varied work assignments
  • Ability to interact courteously and respectfully with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors and general public


Associate degree or higher in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required.  Specialization in Accounting preferred.

Note: A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify an individual.                                                                                                                     


Ability to work at computer for long periods of time

Ability to work in open office environment

Salary: $58k-65k/annually

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Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with lived experience with racism and/or misogynoir are encouraged to apply.  We celebrate the diverse qualities, perspectives, values and experiences of all people.  For Wildlife.  For All.



How to Apply

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 3127422020
Fax: 1373


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