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Post Date:  Jan 6, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  18868
Work Schedule:  (Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM)

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


Staff Accountant is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and analyzing financial statements for assigned operating units, or assigned accounts or recurring entries.
  • Performs calculations and verifications of accounting information, prepares journal entries, and makes general ledger corrections.
  • Reconciling various transactions and accounts such as prepaid accounts, liability accounts, bank statements, investment accounts, fixed asset purchase, corrections to accounts receivable or accounts payable, and so forth.
  • Closing accounting period for assigned operating units and accounts by ensuring all account activity is recorded and corrections are made, verifying and completing adjustments as needed, and preparing closing entries and instructions
  • Providing accounting expertise and financial administration advice to assigned operating units in interpreting and analyzing financial statements, compiling totals for budget preparation, and making corrections and adjustments to revenues and expenses.
  • Preparing various financial analyses and summary reports for assigned operating units as requested.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date budget spreadsheet by entering and reconciling periodic and scheduled revisions and updates.
  • Analyzes and interprets contracts and funding source requirements for accounting or financial reporting compliance, prepares required account and records, and completes necessary reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or closely related field.
  • 3-5 three-five years of accounting experience required to gain expertise and understanding necessary to analyze and maintain assigned accounts.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, theories and systems; and ability to analyze and balance accounts, maintain ledgers and journals, and prepare related statements and reports
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with various personnel in the collection and analysis of financial data

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate with others in order to gather and exchange information
  • Ability to respond to telephone inquires
  • Ability to continually proofread, and check and verify data and calculations of detailed statements and account records from printed form and computer monitor display.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to enter, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a continual basis

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago