Staff Accountant

| Chicago

About Us

All Campus partners with world-leading universities to recruit qualified students for online degree and certificate programs. With a leadership team that brings decades of experience in education, we offer a robust set of data-driven marketing, enrollment, retention and technology services.

We create value for our clients by expanding their reach and cultivating relationships with students to advance their lives and their careers. Higher education institutions — including Teachers College, Columbia University, DePaul and Purdue — partner with us for the level of service we provide and our commitment to serving the higher education sector.

Our focus on providing an excellent level of service to both our clients and their students is integrated into every level of our organization through our core values. These values represent not only our commitment to our clients, but to each other. They are a huge part of what has made us one of the best places to work in Chicago, according to both Crain’s Chicago Business and Built In Chicago.

Our values are:

Exceed Expectations

We are tenacious. We set realistic goals for our clients and ourselves, and work diligently to beat them.

Embrace Curiosity

New ideas excite us. We support employees’ curiosity by empowering them to pursue new skills and opportunities.

Just Say It

We welcome candid, open, honest, and constructive feedback across every level of the organization. We advise our students and clients with sincerity and their best interests at heart.

Show Kindness

We have a strict ‘hire nice people’ policy. We truly care about our colleagues, clients, and students. We celebrate our successes and help each other learn from our mistakes.

Be Scrappy

We’re obsessed with efficiency. We push ourselves to get more with less without sacrificing our professional standards. This drives innovation and, most importantly in higher ed, drives down costs making education more accessible to all.

Persevere

We problem solve with enthusiasm and camaraderie in the face of challenges. We believe that if anyone can figure it out, it’s us. We are flexible and resilient. We willingly adapt, and we bounce back from adversity with ease.

Job Summary

The Accountant will work closely with the Senior Accountant and VP of Finance in a general accounting role to reconcile company payments, book client billings, payroll expenses, and create other financial reports as needed. Qualified candidates ideally have at least 3 years of experience at a Big Four or similar work situation, must be able to multitask, be extremely organized, with superior Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks experience.

This is a high-visibility role, with company-wide perspective and influence. The ideal candidate will demonstrate project ownership and initiative paired with a solid foundation of technical skill and accounting knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounting

  • Support VP of Finance with driving monthly close functions:
    • Reconcile credit card and bank statements and upload transactions into Quickbooks using existing Excel models.
    • Record and reconcile payroll entries.
    • Manage expense reports and reconcile to credit cards.
    • Other monthly close tasks as assigned.
  • Assist with client billing:
    • Reconcile student reporting from university clients to accounting database.
    • Own invoicing process and liaison with enrollment services staff to ensure seamless billing process.
  • Payroll reconciliation:
    • Reconcile bi-weekly payroll reporting from PayChex to Quickbooks.
    • Benefits and 401(k) reconciliation.
  • Assist with annual close reporting and annual audit.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position does not require supervisory responsibility.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE an equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent. MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of one to three years of accounting work experience required, Big Four accounting firm or similar work experience preferred
  • Minimum of one to two years of working experience in QuickBooks required; current knowledge of QuickBooks a must
  • Experience managing expense reporting through software such as Concur or Expensify preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google suite of products (Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive); superior knowledge of Microsoft excel (pivot tables, lookup formulas, macros) a must. Experience with SQL, Transaction Pro Importer, QODBC, Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally via email, phone and in person with both employees and outside vendors
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • SQLAlchemyLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Active CampaignEmail

Location

Our company works at Olgilvie Transportation Center with close access to Union Station and all CTA lines.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our office is one of warmth, friendliness, and a shared goal of doing everything we can for each other and our clients. We work hard, act with integrity, experiment with new ideas and continuously improve our approach. I'm inspired to be my best self because everyone I work with supports my success and pushes themselves just as much.

Samantha

Director of Client Services

What projects are you most excited about?

I love working on complex projects for big name universities. It’s an exciting challenge to find the best creative solutions, align with our clients’ brands, and create great experiences for prospective students even with that high level of complexity.

Stephen

Digital Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

The openness and availability of personal development – whether it’s taking on more direct responsibilities, collaborating with other teams, or being reimbursed for external training – is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. If you’re professionally curious or want your career to evolve a certain way, All Campus will empower you to get there.

Matthew

Assistant Director of Enrollment

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The idea is to create an environment where everyone contributes. For example, when we're stumped in a meeting, we all ask probing questions directly to each other. There’s often a silence when we don't immediately have an answer - but eventually raw ideas start to emerge. From there, we all work together on them to craft something new and valuable.

Joe

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful team members are inquisitive and think about the 'whole' instead of just their part. They enthusiastically help with tasks large and small, collaborate with other teams and pursue continuous improvement in their roles - developing new ideas that help us become more efficient, remain innovative, and improve client and student outcomes.

Andrea

EVP of Marketing

What are All Campus Perks + Benefits

All Campus Benefits Overview

At All Campus, the passion and talent our employees bring to work every day are at the core of our continued success as a company. We are committed to fostering the professional growth of our employees, as well as doing everything we can to keep them happy, healthy, and passionate about the work they do. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, retirement planning, work-life balance benefits, and much more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
All Campus participates in local volunteer opportunities such as Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
All Campus partners with non profits such as iMentor, American Liver Foundation and Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
All Campus has a thriving AC Cares committee that is passionate about partnering our employees with opportunities to give back to the community.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to put aside up to $2,700 annually for medical expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
All Campus provides employees with 100% company-paid disability coverage. The plan covers 67% of an employee's weekly salary if an employee is unable to work due to illness or disability.
Dental Benefits
All Campus provides affordable PPO and HMO dental plans through Delta Dental. Both plans cover in-network preventative care at 100%.
Vision Benefits
The EyeMed Vision program includes affordable copays and discounts on frames, lenses, contact lenses, and LASIK.
Health Insurance Benefits
All Campus offers three BCBS IL plans (PPO, HMO, HSA). Each plan covers annual in-network preventive care at 100%. All Campus also contributes up to $750 annually into a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Life Insurance
All Campus offers group-term life insurance standard to all employees with a $25,000 payout for the duration of employee at no cost.
Wellness Programs
All Campus provides free flu shots every year to both employees and family members.
Onsite Gym
The All Campus office building features a state-of-the-art fitness center that employees may join at a significant discount.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
The All Campus 401(k) plan enables employees to set aside money for the future. A variety of investment options are available, and employees may contribute on a pre-tax basis or into a Roth 401k.
401(K) Matching
At this time, All Campus matches up to 3% of salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
All Campus offers 2 weeks of paid family leave as part of its FMLA benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Under flextime, employees may start and end the workday within 60 minutes of normal office hours.
Remote Work Program
With manager approval, employees are eligible for two telecommuting days per month after 90 days of service. After 1 year of service, additional telecommuting may be available based on team needs.
Family Medical Leave
All Campus offers up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The first two weeks of FMLA are paid.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
All regular, full-time employees may accrue up to 18 days of PTO per year. Employees may accrue additional PTO, depending on position and length of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
All Campus encourages our employees to become involved in their communities. Our Volunteer PTO policy allows up to 2 additional PTO days each year to participate in volunteer activities.
Paid Holidays
All Campus' generous holiday schedule is superior to many companies - we observe all the major holidays, including MLK Day, and we close the office for a few extra days around Christmas and July 4th.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
All Campus' business casual dress code includes jeans.
Commuter Benefits
All Campus offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as reimbursement for bike parking in our building.
Company Outings
Every year All Campus hosts its annual Summer Fun Fest and a year-end holiday party.
Stocked Kitchen
From bagels every Friday morning, to monthly lunches during company update meetings, All Campus is happy to provide snacks and occasional meals for our awesome employees.
Some Meals Provided
All Campus provides a monthly catered lunch for its employees and breakfast bagels every Friday.
Happy Hours
All Campus provides occasional paid happy hours at local bars.
Fitness Subsidies
The All Campus office building features a state-of-the-art fitness center that employees may join at a significant discount.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Providing professional development to our employees is vital to our success. Employees enrolled in courses to increase their skills may be reimbursed up to $1,000 annually for expenses.
Tuition Reimbursement
Employees may use their annual professional development credit to pay for tuition expenses.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annualy for continuing education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

All Campus is committed to fostering professional growth, as well as doing everything we can to keep our employees happy, healthy, and passionate about the work they do. Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, retirement planning, and work-life balance benefits—in addition to plenty of extra perks like free food, lively parties, and Summer Friday hours.

We also believe that investments in our employees’ careers are investments in our future as an organization. We are proud to offer substantial discounts and reimbursements to help our employees develop their professional skills.

Did we mention the parties? Our holiday parties aren’t your standard office gatherings with cookies, punch, and a few decorations. Venues have ranged from downtown bars to art galleries, and there are always plenty of games, drinks, and food to keep everyone in the holiday spirit. We also have our annual Summer Fun Fest, where everyone at All Campus leaves the office during the work day to eat, drink, compete, and enjoy each other’s company. Previous events have been held at arcade bars, river boats, the beach, and more!

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