Job Openings

Job openings updated on January 12th, 2020. Thank you!


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Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

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Retail Accounting Representative

Reports to:

Retail Operation Manager



Headquarters/Sparrows Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center locations



Full-Time (non-exempt) – Non-supervisory position


Job Purpose:


The Retail Accounting Representative is an all-encompassing role that will provide general retail accounting support to Home of the Sparrow’s, “Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers”, and backup to the Accounting Department.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Coordinate and pick up daily store envelopes from our seven thrift stores located throughout McHenry, Lake and Cook counties
  • Review and reconcile envelopes against the daily store sales spreadsheets
  • Work with stores to resolve operational issues
  • Provide detail of recurring accounting and operational issues to the Retail Operations Manager to prevent these issues
  • Ordering store and office supplies
  • eBay Accounting – provide reporting, manage refunds and manage disputes with assistance from our eBay representatives
  • Retail Reporting – assist Retail Operation Manager with retail reporting as needed
  • Liaison between accounting and retail for credit cards and deposit discrepancies, payroll and timesheet issues, health insurance and policy questions, etc.
  • Backup to the Accounting Department – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable.
  • Administrative work




  • Retail experience is a plus
  • Must have general accounting knowledge
  • Must know QuickBooks
  • Must know Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Customer Service
  • Office equipment operation
  • Problem solving (thinking outside the box)


Physical Demands:


  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required.
  • Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time