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1 Feb 2023


Finance Manager

The Rebuild Foundation NFP

 Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Job Description


Rebuild Foundation is an artist-led, community-based platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation.
Founded by artist and social innovator Theaster Gates, Rebuild supports artists and strengthens communities by providing free arts programming and creating new cultural amenities on the South Side of Chicago.
Our mission is to demonstrate the impact of innovative, ambitious and entrepreneurial cultural initiatives and is enriched by three core values: Black people matter, Black spaces matter, and Black objects matter.

We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager. 

This role will work in tandem with the Bookkeeper and report to the Director of Programs and Operations, with additional input from the Executive Director. The Finance Manager will have a role both in the financial oversight of the organization as well as in the daily financial operations.
Included in this position will be monthly financial reporting, grant reporting, budgeting, and forecasting, in addition to monthly close processes, such as reconciliations, journal entries, and reviewing the accuracy of all accounting transactions.



  • Monthly financial reporting
  • Grant expense tracking and reporting
  • Monthly cash flow forecasting
  • Annual budgeting
  • Serve as liaison for annual audit
  • Monthly financial close, including reconciliations, making journal entries for prepaid expenses and payroll, etc., recording unrestricted and restricted revenues, and reviewing accuracy of all accounting entries while ensuring adherence to GAAP, accounting manual policies, and non-profit fund accounting
  • Any other tasks as required, which may include but is not limited to, sending invoices, processing 1099’s, making vendor payments, renewing business licenses, filing sales tax reports, processing semi-annual property tax payments

Required Skills, Characteristics, Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting
  • Preferred experience in non-profit accounting
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work with a team in a supportive manner
  • Numerical accuracy and attention to detail
  • An analytical mind – you enjoy solving problems and persist in getting an answer
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good organization and multitasking
  • Strong Quickbooks Desktop skills and a willingness to keep learning as software and apps keep evolving and upgrading

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate via email, over the phone, on video conference calls, and in person. The employee is frequently required to operate a computer keyboard and office equipment.
The employee may need to move, bend, and reach to perform some job functions. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $78,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Comply with City of Chicago regulations.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chicago, IL 60649: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


How to Apply

Please send Resume and cover letter to:



Rebuild Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Rebuild Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply


Full-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Finance Manager
The Rebuild Foundation NFP
 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: accounting, culture, finance, manager, and non-profit. States: Illinois.

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