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Office MANAGER
BOOKKEEPER
(PART TIME)

About the IHCC

Founded in 1990 as the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is the leading Hispanic business organization in the Midwest and one of the largest, most active, and most respected Hispanic chambers of commerce in the country.              

 

IHCC requires full vaccination against COVID-19.  

Job Position

The business manager/bookkeeper at IHCC is a part-time position (20 to 25 hours per week) responsible for supervising and taking a solid lead in IHCC’s grant management, operations and bookkeeping while working closely with a senior accountant, auditors and the Chief of Staff. This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff.

The business manager will be responsible for:

 

      Bookkeeping

      Accounts payable and accounts receivable

      Payroll

      Employee time-off tracking

      Grant invoicing

      Office purchasing needs

      Track receipt of purchases

      Work closely with accountant and auditors with requested documentation

      Process expense reimbursement

      Be the primary contact for invoicing and billing

      Maintain personnel files updated

      Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in accounting, finances, or related field. 

      Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, finances or related.

      Must have at least 1 year of experience in grant management.

      Must have an excellent ability to communicate effectively.

      Must have exceptional organizational skills.

      Must have solid writing skills with high attention to detail.

      Should be self-starter who is comfortable in a close-knit, team-oriented setting.

      Flexibility and eagerness to learn and work on different tasks as needed.

  • Finance and bookkeeping

$23 to $25 per hour, depending on experience, 20 to 25 hours per week. This part-time position does not include benefits and it is not a remote position.   Depending on performance, the position could potentially become a full-time position.  

To apply: Please send your resume to IHCC Chief of Staff Marcela Cartagena at marcela@ihccbusiness.net. 

 
current openings

Business Advisor (accounting or finances)

About the IHCC

IHCC represents a community of business owners and professionals committed to empowering individuals through entrepreneurship. We contribute to the financial strength of the economy by assisting businesses to create jobs, increase their revenues and become more profitable. With decades of combined business experience, IHCC engages entrepreneurs through community advocacy, networking, and innovative one-on-one training designed to help them be leaders and agents of change in today’s world.

Job Position

The Business Advisor position at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce involves a high level of client interaction and relationship building with different stakeholders. It requires an individual that is detail-oriented, bilingual (English/Spanish), and able to manage multiple tasks to meet performance expectations.
IHCC is looking specifically for an advisor with experience in accounting or finance to help clients build and understand financial statements and develop increased financial literacy to inform their business decisions better.

  • Provide one-on-one counseling, with a specific focus on helping small businesses develop recovery and resiliency plans in response to the new challenges and opportunities in the COVID economy. Business advisors are responsible for arranging and scheduling their meetings.
  • Schedule and deliver training sessions, webinars or workshops as needed.
  • Develop internal and external resources to accomplish project objectives.
  • Coordinate and cultivate relationships with various key stakeholders and groups.
  • Keep ongoing and timely communication with clients and respond to their specific needs.
  • Effectively manage administrative tasks, such as maintaining a current and accurate database of client notes, workshops and webinars delivered, and other reporting requirements per the project guidelines.
  • Obtain information on client status, including business growth, financial wellness, jobs created, business expansions, loans obtained, success stories, and more.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or other relevant field and a minimum of 2 years related professional experience.
  • Strong accounting and finance background with the ability to read and produce financial statements and to create financial models/projections
  • General background in business administration with knowledge of basic business functions, e.g., sales, marketing, operations, HR, and business strategy
  • Must be fully bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability to grasp terms and details
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and listening skills
  • Project a professional and positive image in dress, body language, and attitude when representing IHCC
  • Preferred: grant-writing skills
  • Accounting Softwares: QuickBooks or similar accounting software
  • Financial Reports: balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, simple projections
  • Google: Gmail and G Suite
  • Microsoft Office products
  • Salesforce
Salary Range: $50 to $55K, depending on work experience.

To apply: Please submit your resume to Hortensia Aldana at haldana@ihccbusiness.net

IHCC recognizes that the working environment and office hours vs. working from home model has changed drastically in the country and around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, changing the workforce dynamics as more and more workers feel more comfortable and productive working from home. For this reason, IHCC allows its employees to have a 2 day remote/3 day in-person work hybrid model.

IHCC also offers a competitive package of benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, sick/wellness days, 12 paid holidays, workers’ comp, training and development, and more.

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