Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Thresholds is Illinois' oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

The Bookkeeper maintains bookkeeping records for a specific program and carries out general work instructions by established bookkeeping practices, procedures, and precedents. Responsibilities include:

Balances remittances received for licenses, taxes and other fees with cashier records; prepares detailed distribution of remittances according to type of fee; posts to ledger or worksheets; prepares bank deposit slips.
Posts summarization of receipts and disbursements to ledgers.
Posts accounting data related to federal grant funds into ledgers and journals; checks accounting classifications, bills, and invoices for completeness and accuracy.
Prepares routing financial statements and reports

High School Diploma or equivalent with one year of prior clerical experience that included bookkeeping or any equivalent combination of training and experience required.
Excellent numerical and alphabetizing skills.
Ability to work in a computer oriented office.
Ability to operate standard office equipment.

Talents Preferred:
Committed to achieving results under demanding time frames.
Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Displays a willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....