Finance Associate Job at Silk Road Rising

Finance Associate Needed

Silk Road Rising is a Chicago-based, community-centered artmaking and arts service organization rooted in Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim experiences. Through live Silk Road Rising Logo Finance Associatetheatre, digital media, and arts education, we challenge disinformation, cultivate new narratives, and promote a culture of continuous learning.


Silk Road Rising seeks to expand its administrative team with a contract Finance Associate to work 20 – 35 hours per month (avg. 25 hours/month). We welcome applicants who are excited about applying their skills to advancing our mission of amplifying Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim voices. We are seeking a candidate who has at least two years of experience in a financial role in a nonprofit setting.

Nearly all of the work is desk-bound and can be performed remotely, with periodic meetings at our downtown Chicago office, or virtual meetings, depending on circumstances. The Finance Associate reports directly to the Co-Executive Artistic Directors and works with the Development Associate and program area managers.


Prepare cash flow models and forecasts

Prepare draft annual budget for the organization

Work with program area managers to draft annual program/production budgets

Oversee quarterly allocation of shared operating expenses and prepares journal entries Produce quarterly and annual financial statements and supplemental reports

Monitor expenses and revenues and alert Co-Executive Artistic Directors and program area managers of variances

With support from Development Associate, prepare financial reports for grant-supported projects and direct release of temporarily restricted funds

Review administrative service contracts and recommend renewals or modifications

Process invoices for designated payments, provide occasional back-up for processing of invoices for payment typically handled by Associate Producer

Provide occasional back-up for processing of payroll

Review, revise, and maintain internal accounting controls and procedures

Manage Accounts Receivable

Reconcile all bank and credit card accounts


Minimum 2 years of experience in a financial role in a nonprofit setting

Will consider candidates with less nonprofit experience who have a minimum of three years of combined experience in corporate and nonprofit settings

For candidates with primarily corporate experience, experience as a general accountant, cost accountant, budget analyst, and/or financial reporting specialist are preferred

Government contracts and/or grants experience required

Advanced spreadsheet skills (Google Sheets)

QuickBooks experience preferred


Degree in accounting, finance, or related field, or education equal to two years of professional training in finance and/or accounting


$1000.00 monthly stipend; estimated 20 to 35 hours per month (avg. 25 hours per month)


All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter that describes how your experiences align with the requirements described above to In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate the number of years of experience you have in financial roles.

Candidates chosen for interviews should be prepared to offer three professional references and samples of past work.

This position will remain open until it is filled. Please, no phone calls.


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