Lyric Opera of Chicago | Accounts Payable Associate

Submitted by ttuckett on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:51pm

Reportsto:      Accounting Manager

Status:            full-time, non-exempt   


Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera. We are searching for an Accounts Payable Associate to be responsible for providing the highest level of detail, accuracy and customer service while processing accounts payable transactions and maintaining accounting records.



  • Demonstrate leadership in accordance with Lyric’s mission and vision.
  • Perform various data entry and accounting office filing tasks to assist in maintaining the currency and accuracy of the automated general ledger and related accounting records.
  • Distribute incoming invoices to the proper departments for coding and approval; produce weekly check runs, cut checks and prepare them for signing. 
  • Interface with employees and vendors to resolve questions pertaining to payable matters.
  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliation and analyses, processing necessary corrections.
  • Review supporting detail and issue annual information returns (Form 1099) to independent contractors.
  • Process/record daily bank deposits.
  • Provide clerical support for a variety of general accounting projects; back-up other A/P, as assigned.
  • Oversee file storage maintenance.
  • As the business evolves, so may this role.  These duties may change as Lyric’s leadership identifies the need at any time.


  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office equipment.
Skills & Qualifications: 


  • Minimum of Associates degree in Accounting or its equivalent from an accredited college.
  • Minimum one year of previous experience in a clerical accounting role.
  • Must have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must have strong math aptitude.
  •  Must have good organizational/time-management skills are essential
  • Must be proficiency with Excel spreadsheet software.
  •  Preferredprevious payables processing experience is very desirable.
  •  Preferredfamiliarity with related software (Microsoft Business Solutions products preferred).
  • Ability to work and think independently, a motivated self-starter who also works well in a larger team.
To Apply: 

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to denoting position of interest.