Accounting Specialist Job in Chicago, IL at International Interior Design Association – 3.7

Job Title: Accounting Specialist

International Interior Design Association, Chicago, IL

Employer Information:

IIDA is the commercial Interior Design association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 50+ countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org

Job Description:

The Accounting Specialist is a vital position in the accounting department – of the International Interior Design Association. The successful candidate will leverage a mix of traditional accounting processes and new technology skills to support the organization’s day to day internal and external communications with the association’s chapter leaders, international board members and vendors. The position requires a high degree of organizational skills, patience, and the ability to manage multiple companies. The candidate must be willing to work collaboratively with IIDA members and employees.

This is a permanent full-time position working within the accounting department and reporting directly to Lisa Taylor, Director of Finance.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Past experience with successful organization, ideally with a national/international association
  • A minimum of three (3) years of recent experience with responsibility in accounts payable, reporting, accounts receivable, and finance (preferably with an association).
  • Knowledge of fully integrated accounting systems and well-developed financial analysis capabilities
  • Experience with managing the account reconciliation process and coordination with other institutional departments


  • Accounts Payable
  • Assist in daily accounting activities and special projects as needed
  • Assist with New Vendor setup and form collection
  • Communicate with multiple chapters
  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliations
  • Assist with credit card reconciliations
  • Assist with ACH reconciliations
  • Invoicing
  • Process credit cards through several merchant systems
  • Assist with reconciliations of all payment processors
  • Collect annual W-9’s for 20 Companies
  • Assist with month-end close
  • Assist with annual audit, year-end closings, help prepare 1099’s,
  • Assist with 990 Group Return
  • Chapter Budget Management

Additional skills/responsibilities include:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong customer service attributes
  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Well-organized
  • Detailed oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Required experience utilizing Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home

Physical Setting:


Application Question(s):

  • How many years of experience do you have using Quickbooks?
  • Are you able to work remotely?



  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)
  • Microsoft Excel: 3 years (Required)


Work Location:

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Company’s website:

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

About the Company

Company: International Interior Design Association – 3.7

Company Location:  Chicago, IL

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