Accounts Payable Assistant

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Process CSO purchase orders and invoices, including Symphony Store and CSO League, and payment check disbursements. Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations. Maintain paid bill files and tax form files.

Reports to Accounts Payable Manager. Other contacts include: Assistant Controller – Accounting Operations, Finance Department staff, auditors, vendors, and all levels of administrative and orchestra personnel.

  • Enter in Account Payable batches into Great Plains.

  • Prepare, print, and distribute AP checks and other related reports.

  • Manage the Applause dining account.

  • Route incoming mail.

  • Scan and maintain tax form files.

  • Maintain Accounts Payables Files. Box old and set up new files for each fiscal year.

  • Review Vendor Statements to ensure there are no open invoices. Research open invoices and if need be call vendor for a copy and send to the approving party.

  • Prepare Postage and Business Reply Journal Entries.

  • Manage some prepaid reconciliations.

  • Prepare the VP T&E Summaries at the end of the fiscal year.

  • Prepare the Conflict of Interest report for the Audit Committee.

  • Assist internal and external customers in resolving inquiries.

  • Assist Accounts Payable Manager with the review of Accounts Payable, training of Interns, Tax Reporting and other projects.

  • Assist the department as needed and other duties as assigned. Overtime maybe required, as needed, to accomplish established deadlines.

  • 1-2 years Accounts payable experience a plus.

  • Accurate data entry skills required.

  • Excellent organization, time management, customer service and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel preferred.

  • Familiarity with Great Plains software a plus.

How to Apply


Please email your cover letter, resume and salary history (PDF or Word attachments only) to


Please send your cover letter, resume and salary history to:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Human Resources Department

220 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60604


Please send your cover letter, resume and salary history to 312-294-3838.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is an Equal Opportunity employer which values and encourages a diverse workforce.

Posted on January 22