North Suburban Synagogue Beth El | Highland Park, IL, United States

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Posted Date 4/05/2024

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (“NSSBE”) is a Conservative, egalitarian Synagogue located on Chicago’s North Shore on a beautiful campus overlooking Lake Michigan.  Beth El is a dynamic congregation and the spiritual home to over 1,000 families who enjoy an extensive variety of services and programs that meet their interests and needs, as well as those of the surrounding community. 

The Position: 
NSSBE is seeking a full-time dynamic, skilled and experienced financial professional to serve as its Controller. This person will report to the Executive Director and  be responsible for the  day-to-day financial management and accounting functions.  Also, he/she will be responsible for initiating and maintaining the budgeting and financial reporting processes. The specific responsibilities include:

  • Control  the cash management of a $5 million budget including reconciling bank balances, communicating with banking personnel, securing an annual line of credit, making online transfers between accounts, monitoring stock donations, and their immediate sale from brokerage.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to set long and short-term financial objectives including the annual budget development and monitoring it.
  • Manage the daily accounting and reporting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and purchasing.
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls and revise procedures as needed.
  • Prepare reports for, and attend, Board and finance committee meetings.
  • Prepare interim internal financial reports.
  • Prepare annual internal financial statements.
  • Support Executive Director by reviewing and maintaining insurance policies with brokers.
  • Process Payroll


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/financial field.
  • 4-6 years of experience in the accounting function for the non-profit sector and/or with religious institutions preferred.
  • Experienced in problem solving and critical analysis.
  • Strong written and oral communicator with excellent presentation and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well with a team, as well as independently; and must be able to collaborate and build consensus internally and externally.
  • Proficient in the use of QuickBooks online.
  • Proficient in financial modeling & accounting packages, including Microsoft Office.
  • Having a working knowledge of Paylocity and Shul Cloud is highly desired, not required.
  • Flexible work style and an interest in being part of a dynamic and evolving organization.

Other Information:

Projected salary range is: $80,000 to $90,000 / Health benefits are available including FSA account.

All positions at NSSBE are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply. 

For more information about North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, please visit their website at: 

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Daniel Mesa at [email protected]. Please include “NSSBE Controller” in the subject line of the email.

You may also mail a cover letter and resume:

Daniel Mesa, Executive Director

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

1175 Sheridan Road

Highland Park, IL 60035

Salary80,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Bookkeeper
Organization Type
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