Working under the general direction of the Controller, the Accounting Specialist for Payroll and Receivables  is responsible for performing the full range of Payroll processing and Accounts Receivable duties. 

Scope of responsibility for Payroll encompasses:

  • Setting-up and processing biweekly payroll
  • Tracking and providing notification of eligibility for health care and retirement benefits
  • Calculating benefits premiums
  • Monitoring paid release time usage.


Scope of responsibility for Receivables includes:

  • Creating invoices that generate general and grant funded revenue
  • Training Program Financial Assistant in procedures
  • Assisting with budgeting and by providing calculations and forecasts based on receivables data


Skills Experience and Educational Requirements:

  • Experience executing payroll transactions using an automated payroll system
  • Experience processing receivables using module of automated accounting system, Financial Edge preferred.
  • Understanding  and ability to apply general accounting principles
  • Attention to detail and ability to execute work within established processes
  • Judgement to deal with highly  confidential information and sensitive situations
  • Capacity to work independently as well as team with others to meet objectives and time frames.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of experience or the equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
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               Human Resources

               Center for Research Libraries

               6050 S. Kenwood

               Chicago, IL 60637

               Fax: 773-955-4339


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key ingredient for servings its members global interests