Cor Strategies is a Midwest-based political solutions company that drives results. Founded in 2009, we’re the only true full-service center-right political company in Illinois. To date we’ve worked with nearly 450 campaigns and 150 businesses and organizations.
We use our expertise and relationships to make a difference by doing work that matters. Our mission is to fix Illinois and move our country forward by advancing center-right people who espouse public service, organizations that progress commonsense principles, and causes that promote the public good.
Cor Strategies’ expansion will result in the addition of multiple businesses under one umbrella entity. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all accounting areas of all companies. It is essential this candidate brings analytical and organizational skills to work efficiently with multiple, inter-related companies and clients.
This individual will handle the company’s books and financial accounts, ensuring the books continue to be kept in good order and compliant with GAAP standards, client accounts tracked, expenses monitored, and financial accounts maintained. They will track all paperwork needs, such as required filings and compliance measures, and ensure the companies remain in good standing. They will coordinate the signing and storage of client contracts, employee paperwork, and partner agreements. They will coordinate pricing for materials and services, track expenses, and conduct billing/invoicing. They will be in charge of accounts receivable, with support from the individual(s) managing each account, and will handle accounts payable, tracking current and upcoming expenditures. They may also be tasked with handling payroll for the companies. They will work closely with leadership and provide regular reports on account status and the financial health of the companies. Should this individual be capable and willing, they may also be trained to assist with election financial disclosure at the state and/or federal level.
Individuals in this role must have a documented ability to manage accounts and finances. Attention to detail, a strong grasp of numbers, and highly-proficient skills in accounting software (QuickBooks) and Excel are absolute musts. The ideal candidate for this position is detailed, precise, accurate, direct, thorough, and focused. They must be knowledgeable but ready to research and learn when additional information or skills are required to accomplish a task. They must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities at the same time. They must embrace challenges and have the ability to set ambitious goals and deliver results. Candidates must hold center-right political beliefs and be located in (or able/willing to travel to) the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Bank and credit card reconciliations
Job cost tracking (highly involved)
Prepare and distribute financial statements with support schedules on a pre-determined date
Set-up new companies in QuickBooks
Set-up new corporations with Illinois Secretary of State and IRS
Timely and accurate preparation of financial accounting data
Work closely with the Operations Manager and President to understand and ensure accuracy of all financial reporting activity
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance
Minimum of 3 years experience in all accounting areas
Highly proficient in 2018/2019 QuickBooks Desktop Premier and Microsoft Excel
Excellent attention to detail, understanding of GAAP accounting and finances, and financial responsibility
Detailed, precise, accurate, direct, thorough, and focused
Self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team
A desire to learn and an interest in continued involvement in center-right politics
Trustworthy and ability to respect confidentiality and work with discretion
A strong commitment to Cor’s mission, vision, core values, and clients
A passion for the opportunity and field as well as an interest in growing with an innovative firm
Located in (or able/willing to travel to) the northwest suburbs of Chicago