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Current postings


Director of Finance / Village Treasurer | Village of Fox Lake
Posted on Nov 15, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

BACKGROUND
The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,700) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system. The Village of Fox Lake has a total area of 9.942 square miles of which around 20% is water.

The Village of Fox Lake is seeking interested applicants for the position of Director of Finance/Village Treasurer. The Director of Finance / Village Treasurer is responsible for Village Finances. The Director of Finance is responsible for the coordination and supervision of staff that executes daily financial operations such as invoicing, utility billing, payroll, bank reconciliations, journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash receipting. The Director of Finance / Village Treasurer is responsible for financial reporting, long-term financial planning, investment portfolios, the annual audit and CAFR preparation, and works closely with Administration to prepare the annual budget.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or a related field, including or supplemented by four to six years’ experience in finance, including supervisory or management experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills. Master Degree and/or CPA preferred. Candidates must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug/alcohol screen following a conditional offer of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
A candidate for this position should have thorough knowledge of the following:
Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices;
Knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems;
Knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications;
Knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning;
Knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, preparing CAFRs & compliance with GAAP, GFOA, and GASB principles;
Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports;
Ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures;
Ability to effectively supervise staff;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other employees, and Village officials;
Ability to share information, cross-train, and ensure financial transparency both internally, and externally;
Ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.

CONTACTS OUTSIDE OF DEPARTMENT
This position frequently interacts with employees, residents, elected officials, business owners, and other members of the public.

Location:

66 Thillen Dr
Fox Lake, IL 60020
United States

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY
All qualified candidates should submit a completed job application (blank application located on the Village of Fox Lake’s website at http://www.foxlake.org/jobs.aspx), cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references to: hr@foxlake.org and indicate (Job ID #12-17) in the subject line. Hard copies (mailed, faxed, or hand delivered) applications will be declined.

DEADLINE
Positions are open until filled. First review of applications will be December 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Village of Fox Lake, please visit our website at www.foxlake.org

Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Human Resources Division at 847-587-3971

THE VILLAGE OF FOX LAKE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Payroll Administrator | City of Rockford
Posted on Nov 14, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

NATURE OF WORK: Directs the activities of workers involved in processing the City’s bi-weekly payroll, ensuring compliance with union contracts, rules and regulations, and state and federal laws.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Work involves supervising the payroll technician and directing the payroll timekeepers, ensuring that all processes are executed appropriately and in a timely manner. Operates as the subject matter expert and escalation point to resolve issues; continuously looks for improvements in operational processes, designs and implements those initiatives. The payroll administrator must have accounting skills and a comprehensive knowledge of the City’s rules and regulations, union contracts, and state and federal regulations. This individual manages effective internal/external client relationships within own area of responsibility, and builds client relationships across the organization.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or a related field and 3 – 5 years of increasingly responsible financial accounting and reporting experience, including experience in a supervisory or team leader capacity. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Residency requirement: Classified employees hired after January 1, 1984 may live anywhere in Winnebago County or anywhere within an area fifteen (15) miles from the Public Safety Building within six (6) months of their date of completion of probation. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1984 shall be subject to their conditions of employment in effect at that time.

Location:

425 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
United States

How to apply:

www.rockfordil.gov


Administrative Finance Clerk | City of Highland Park
Posted on Nov 9, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

The City of Highland Park is seeking an Administrative Finance Clerk responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial operations. Performs a variety of clerical, financial and public record keeping duties, including general information, collection and payment services to the public.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Experience related to billing, collections, accounts payable, vendor maintenance and customer service. Experience which indicates the ability to multitask, increasing or changing responsibility, and technical ability functioning within a software suit is preferred.

Certification or License: None.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Proficiencies: Knowledge of office administration and electronic bookkeeping procedures. Ability to use or operate Microsoft Office Suite and standard office equipment. Knowledge of accounts receivable, accounts payable and collections experience preferred. A high level of customer service, interpersonal and team building skills. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills is also required. Attention to detail, accuracy and time management skills are necessary. The ability to learn quickly and apply basic policies is imperative.

Location:

1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

How to apply:

Additional information, full description, and application available at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highlandpark/jobs/1900076/administrative-finance-clerk


Accounts Payable Specialist | Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Posted on Nov 8, 2017 and open until Nov 26, 2017.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Finance Department is accepting applications for one (1) Accounts Payable Specialist.

DATE POSTED: NOVEMBER 8, 2017
WORKSITE LOCATION: HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA, ILLINOIS APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO
STARTING SALARY: $37,431 PER YEAR
HOURS/SCHEDULE: LIMITED TO 40-HOUR WORK WEEK, 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 A.M., MONDAY - FRIDAY
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 26, 2017

All candidates must apply on-line at: https://www.applitrack.com/kaneforest/onlineapp/_application.aspx?starting=true

POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision from the Accounting Manager, the Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for disbursements for the District. This position performs a variety of complex administrative functions and bookkeeping to maintain accurate accounts payable records.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS
• Coordinate all facets of the accounts payable division.
• Comply with District financial policies.
• Research payments; respond to inquiries.
• Verify accuracy of completed purchase requisitions/purchase orders (per District policy) before processing payment.
• Process completed purchase requisitions/purchase orders for payment.
• Maintain and update vendor listing.
• Print checks and relevant payable reports.
• Process miscellaneous refunds.
• Create and maintain utility expense tracking in Excel.
• Process petty cash distributions.
• Maintain District’s W-9 forms and comply with regulations set forth by the Internal Revenue Services.
• Review 1099 transactions quarterly to verify accuracy.
• Process and distribute 1099s annually.
• Provide District credit information and/or completed applications to vendors upon request.
• Review and compare utility bills to previous month’s to ensure correct rates are charged.
• Reconcile utility bills to the General Ledger on a monthly basis.
• Distribute weekly and monthly disbursements report and vendor spend report for Board of Commissioners review and approval.
• Creates, maintains, updates and tracks confidential files/information, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
• Manage invoice filing and storage for vendors.
• Establishes and maintains positive relationships with the community, vendors, commissioners, staff and patrons.
• Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier.
• Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook.
• Assists other administrative finance clerks when needed by cross training on all functions of the department on a rotating basis, which includes purchasing, handling of office supplies, payroll, accounts receivable, support for reservation system, cash collection and reconciliation.
• Provides telephone backup support for District’s reception area.
• Operates standard office machines.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Staff Supervision:
• Not applicable. Additional duties and functions may be essential.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years of age
• Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Associate’s degree with business or accounting courses preferred.
• Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting or accounts payable, involving advanced recordkeeping, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training.
• Certifications/Licenses: Not applicable.

Location:

1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320
Geneva, IL 60134
United States

How to apply:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 26, 2017

All candidates must apply on-line at: https://www.applitrack.com/kaneforest/onlineapp/_application.aspx?starting=true


Portfolio Advisor | PMA Financial Network
Posted on Oct 31, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Summary
The Portfolio Advisor serves as the primary investment relationship with clients. The relationship with clients is maintained through the delivery of PMA services including cash flow, bond proceeds management, and execution of investment products.

Essential Functions
Consistently demonstrates exceptional internal and external service with clients, along with the core values: Integrity, Commitment and Performance.
Compile data, analyze financial statements and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to develop accurate investment cash flows.
Provide ongoing relationship servicing with clients in regards to their investment and cash management needs.
Monitor investment purchases and trading processing.
Promotes and cross-sells other establishment products and services as appropriate to customer requirements.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) degree from four-year college or university in accounting or finance; one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred experience in Investment Management (Broker-Dealer–Advisor) Environment.

Location:

2135 CityGate Lane, 7th Floor
Naperville, IL 60563
United States

How to apply:

www.pmanetwork.com>careers


Business/Accounting Manager | Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Posted on Oct 26, 2017 and open until Nov 25, 2017.

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) was formed in 1976 and is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, Sugar Grove Park Districts, and South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department to provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment. Today, FVSRA serves approximately 1500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events.

FVSRA has 18 full-time employees, 150 part-time employees and roughly 101 seasonal recreation staff with an operating budget of 2.8 million dollars.

The mission of FVSRA is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Working collaboratively with member agencies and community partners, we pledge to put PEOPLE FIRST.

JOB PURPOSE: Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance functions of the Agency. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Prepares financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
1) Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field of study. CPA Preferred.
2) 3-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
3) Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, managing processes, financial software (QuickBooks), audit, corporate finance, and laws effecting financial/accounting procedures.
4) Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
5) Experience with creating financial statements.
6) Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.
7) Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
8) Maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Oversight of a 2.8 million dollar operating budget.
2) Audit, develop, and implement financial systems.
3) Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals.
4) Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
5) Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments.
6) Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
7) Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
8) Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
9) Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep administration team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
10) Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting.
11) Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
12) Manage the retirement fund and payroll process for the Association.
13) Manage liability, property, and unemployment insurance programs and insure compliance with applicable laws.
14) Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
15) Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
16) Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments. Follow investment policy.
17) Create financial reports for the FVSR Foundation.
18) Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for Executive Director and Board of Directors.
19) Calculate, prepare, complete, and file all State and Federal forms. (W-2s, Form IL-941, UI-3/40).

SALARY:
• $65,000

BENEFITS:
 Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
• Prescription Coverage
• Dental Coverage
• Vision Reimbursement Program
• Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
• Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days

Location:

2121 W Indian Trail Road
Aurora, IL 60506
United States

How to apply:

Submit your resume via email to: Keith Zalewski, Human Resources Manager, at keithz@fvsra.org


PMA Intern Part/Full Time | PMA Financial Network
Posted on Oct 25, 2017 and open until Dec 20, 2017.

Summary: The Part/Full Time Intern provides collaborative support as needed with the expectation of heightened engagement for learning. The relationship with clients is maintained through the delivery of PMA services including cash flow, bond proceeds management, and execution of investment products.

Essential Functions: Consistently demonstrates exceptional internal and external service with clients, along with the core values: Integrity, Commitment and Performance. Provide ongoing relationship servicing with clients to maintain goodwill and gain additional business. Responds promptly to customer inquiries and requests regarding account. Maintains client database regarding authorized signors, account maintenance and agenda. Promotes and cross-sells other establishment products and services as appropriate to customer requirements. Update, submit and review updated bond proceeds management report with client. Monitors investment purchases and trade processing. Contacts clients regarding maturities, cash flow review and reinvestments. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Education and Experience: Current enrollment for a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) and/ or degree from four-year college or university in accounting or finance; one to two years related experience is helpful but not necessarily required and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Location:

2135 CityGate Lane, 7th Floor
Naperville, IL 60563
United States

How to apply:

www.pmanetwork.com>careers


Financial Analyst | City of Rockford
Posted on Oct 24, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

NATURE OF WORK: Serves the public with responsible administrative, purchasing administration and fiscal analysis work.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Work involves analyzing departmental budget requests and formulating requests into the City’s annual budget; writing bid specifications and requests for proposals for goods and services to be purchased by operating departments; and conducting management and financial analyses and related analytical assignments. Work also involves receiving and processing property and casualty claims submitted by persons under the City’s self-insured program. Work is performed with considerable independence according to established state laws and the City’s ordinances, rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (These essential duties are only illustrative.) Reviews departmental budget requests for appropriateness and availability of revenue; conducts special analyses of budget proposals and recommends appropriate action; monitors budget amendments and provides analytical assistance to departments and the Finance Director. Monitors execution of approved budgets for assigned departments. Reviews and approves purchase requests to ensure conformance with approved budget limitations. Prepares text, charts, and graphs, using computerized software to integrate departmental budget requests into annual budget document. Assists the Central Services Manager and other officials in conducting management and operational analyses to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of departmental and city operations. Reviews and approves purchase requisitions and purchase card activities of departments; prepares requests for proposals and bid specifications for various projects, equipment and capital items purchased by departments. Uses software to develop and update databases for monitoring purchase orders and purchase card activities. Interviews persons to obtain information and pertinent facts concerning claims, potential claims and reported occurrences, including documents and statements from concerned parties; investigates claims to assess potential liability and recommends negotiation, settlement or denial of claim. Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Central Services Manager or other administrative superior. Work is reviewed by observation and annually for accuracy, completeness, timeliness and adherence to guidelines and requirements and overall results achieved.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is not a responsibility, but employees in this class may provide guidance or assistance to less experienced employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed primarily in an office setting and is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and carrying items under 25 pounds such as papers and files. Work may require periods of extended computer use and performing tasks with set timelines.

SUCCESS FACTORS (KSAs): Knowledge of municipal administration and management principles and practices. Knowledge of operations, functions, policies, and procedures of departmental budgetary assignments. Knowledge of state and municipal purchasing laws, regulations and procedures. Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of risk management and self-insured liability claims administration. Knowledge of MS Office Suite or other word processing, spreadsheet and data base software standard that may be adopted by City departments. Ability to compile, analyze, and evaluate data. Ability to prepare and present concise reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple departments and staff at multiple levels as required by the work of the position. Ability to manage multiple assignments efficiently under pressure while meeting firm deadlines. Skill in the operation of a personal computer. Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field and 2 years of administrative experience in a governmental agency. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Residency requirement: Classified employees hired after January 1, 1984 may live anywhere in Winnebago County or anywhere within an area fifteen (15) miles from the Public Safety Building within six (6) months of their date of completion of probation. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1984 shall be subject to their conditions of employment in effect at that time.

Location:

425 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
United States

How to apply:

Go to www.rockfordil.gov


Operations Associate | PMA Financial Network
Posted on Oct 20, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Summary: The Operations Associate provides client services and assists with the daily administration of LGIP’s - local government investment pools.

Essential Functions: Consistently demonstrates exceptional internal and external service with clients, along with the core values: Integrity, Commitment and Performance. Models, mentors, and leads colleagues\teams to develop innovative methods and approaches for efficacy. Spearheads exceptional, long lasting client relationships to achieve revenue goals. Steward of compliance, coordinates with company staff to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations and reports. Prepares compiles and maintains client account information. Provides ongoing relationship servicing with current clients to maintain goodwill. Assists clients and staff by answering questions related to accounts, procedures and services. Answers client questions and investigates and corrects errors. Assists clients with use of GPS web site. Assists in the review of monthly statements. Facilitates client questions regarding bank statements, services and transactions. Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports. Assist and provides backup to other staff Communicates, recommends and assists with enhancement and maintenance of procedure and related system reports. Process rebilling of banking services. Order banking supplies, as requested. Accept and process transactions for LGIP clients. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Education and Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A. or A.S.) degree from two-year College or technical school. One to two years prior customer service and/or banking services helpful. Money market or mutual fund experience advantageous. Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines. Exceptional written, verbal, and phone interpersonal communications skills required. Collaborative professional able to cultivate client relationships in a professional and friendly manner.

Location:

2135 CityGate Lane, 7th Floor
Naperville, IL 60563
United States

How to apply:

www.pmanetwork.com. >careers


Accountant | City of Rockford
Posted on Oct 13, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

NATURE OF WORK Serves the public with general or specialized professional accounting work.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES Work of a general nature involves maintaining complex fiscal or related records, the internal auditing of accounting documents, and related work where professional accounting skills are required. Work is performed according to generally accepted accounting principles and within the framework of established laws, regulations, procedures, policies, rules, and procedures governing the financial accounting and reporting. Positions in the class may supervise a small number of accounting support positions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (These essential duties are only illustrative.) Maintains and reconciles a complete set of accounts including subsidiary ledger, general ledger, budgetary and control accounts; allocates shared costs to cost centers; prepares and analyzes trial balance and monthly and yearly financial statements and reports. Maintains and monitors capital improvement projects (CIP) fund transactions to ensure proper coding, accurate reporting and conformance with generally accepted accounting principles. Prepares financial and budget reports balancing and monitoring capital improvement projects, including motor fuel tax revenue; decides when to request funds transfer to cover CIP cash needs. Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of accounting support position(s) processing payments to vendors, issuing refunds, and maintaining various databases. Maintains and reconciles internal expenditure and budgetary control accounts; and prepares a variety of fiscal and accounting data for developing division or department budget. Records and maintains fixed asset accounts; maintains parts inventory accounting records and supervises annual physical audit; and prepares reconciliation schedules and analyses for year-end financial audit. May assist with processing and reporting of City payroll function. May be assigned to serve as backup to a higher level Accountant. Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager or other administrative superior. Work is reviewed by observation and in progress for accuracy, completeness, timeliness and adherence to guidelines and requirements and is subject to periodic external audit.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED May exercise supervision over a very limited number of accounting or clerical support staff engaged in carrying out an assignment or segment of a system of broader scope. Supervisory responsibilities include assigning and evaluating work, resolving personnel problems, setting performance goals and standards, making hiring and disciplinary decisions, and performing other supervisory functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is performed primarily in an office setting and is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and carrying items under 25 pounds such as papers and files. Work requires periods of extended computer use and performing tasks with set deadlines and volume processing.

SUCCESS FACTORS (KSAs) Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, as applied to general government accounting, and related systems and procedures. Knowledge of enterprise fund accounting and capital improvement fund accounting, as required by the position. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and their use in assigned accounting system or subsystem. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision, as required by the position. Knowledge of MS Office Suite or other word processing, spreadsheet and data base software standard that may be adopted by City departments. Ability to operate computerized accounting, budgeting, and related programs. Ability to generate and interpret financial reports. Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations rapidly and accurately. Ability to recognize and reconcile discrepancies in financial records. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete financial records and reports, and prepare records in advance of external financial audits. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the work of the position. Skill in the operation of a personal computer.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field and 1 – 3 years of financial accounting and reporting experience. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Residency requirement: Classified employees hired after January 1, 1984 may live anywhere in Winnebago County or anywhere within an area fifteen (15) miles from the Public Safety Building within six (6) months of their date of completion of probation. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1984 shall be subject to their conditions of employment in effect at that time.

Location:

425 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
United States

How to apply:

Go to www.rockfordil.gov


Senior Accountant | Rockford Public School District 205
Posted on Oct 12, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Senior Accountant supports District Management by providing accounting/technical support to District management, participates in the month end close process, and monitors monthly financial transactions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 1. Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board’s strategic plan. 2. Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions necessitate. 3. Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job. 4. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment. 5. Creates month-end journal entries, gathering appropriate data and calculations 6. Reconciles balance sheet accounts 7. Assist on monthly financial statements and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 8. Tracks all fixed assets of the District 9. Assist Senior Financial Technician with monthly bank reconciliations, as needed. 10. Participate in the District’s year-end closing and audit activities through preparation of required schedules and procedures, to ensure timeliness of closing the District’s financial records. 11. Assist Executive Director of Budget with District-wide budget maintenance. 12. Participate in monthly analysis of actual year-to-date financial results to budget and preparation of current forecast. 13. Investigate, recommend, and implement innovative, more efficient ways to accomplish accounting and financial activities within the District. 14. All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required, with increasing responsibilities involving working knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), preparation of financial statements, and Financial Software system.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: This position requires specific knowledge and skills relating to accounting duties and responsibilities identified above. Excellent communication skills are essential in order to convey financial and budgetary information to all levels of District staff and management. Technical skills required include mastery of spreadsheet software. Personal skills required include the ability to work on multiple tasks, the ability to focus on completion of a project, and the ability to demonstrate creative and innovative problem-solving skills in addressing financial issues in an environment with limited resources.

Location:

501 Seventh Street
Rockford, IL 61104
United States

How to apply:

http://www.generalasp.com/rps205/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Non-Certified+Support


Comptroller | Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
Posted on Oct 4, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

The Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is seeking a Comptroller that will be responsible for the following:
• Administration of all financial management and accounting functions
• Prepare annual financial statements, comprehensive annual financial report, and the annual budget.
• Execute the annual financial statement audit with external auditors.
• Oversee internal controls of financial reporting and operational business cycles.
• Provide general leadership and management support to the Executive Director on financial transactions, accounting trends and member services.
• Interaction with various City of Chicago departments and functions on financial matters.
• Address needs of Board of Trustees regarding accounting questions and related financial matters
• Oversee compilation of reporting package sent to Board of Trustees for monthly meetings.
• Provide assistance to the Executive Director on human resource issues for personnel matters, staff concerns, and office policy inquiries.
• Oversee office staff as directed by the Executive Director.
• Understand the Fund’s pension administration system, and manage accounting requirements associated with system outputs.
• Assist with special projects required by the Board of Trustees, Executive Director or Chief Investment Officer.

Candidates must possess the following requirements:
• At least ten years of managerial experience in a financial accounting role.
• At least five years of experience with financial reporting and accounting for defined benefit plans, including experience reading pension plan documents and understanding tax ramifications of pension payments.
• Experience managing a diverse workforce of at least 10+ employees
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse populations
• Excellent quantitative aptitude and tenacity with details.
• Demonstrated leadership, project management and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to motivate and develop office staff through change management procedures and long-term projects.
• Must be able to handle workplace situations with professionalism, tact, compassion and diplomacy.
• Understanding of privacy requirements and ability to uphold the highest standard of confidentiality.
• Outstanding time management skills, organization, and ability to work through competing priorities with poise and confidence.
• High proficiency with Microsoft products including excel, word, powerpoint, and outlook.
• BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND CPA REQUIRED. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Location:

221 N. LaSlle, Suite 1626
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

How to apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to rtuczak@chipabf.org


Staff Accountant - Revenue Management | City of Waukegan
Posted on Oct 2, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Manage a staff of 3 to 6 employees. Make certain appropriate accounting control over revenue collection is enforced. Audit customer invoicing, collection of monies, and cash receipts application. Process off-cycle and month end transactions. Handle escalated customer issues. Continually evaluate the effectiveness of operational procedures and controls to maximize departmental productivity and minimize errors made by staff. Prepare various standard and ad hoc reconciliations and reports. Manage third-party vendor relationships and inter-departmental coordination. Maintain high standard of customer service and ethics in the workplace. Work with other departments to continuously identify opportunities for process improvements. Work with accounts receivable Senior Accountant in establishing and enforcing finance policies and incorporating adequate process controls.

The incumbent must possess the following minimum requirements in order to perform the essential job duties. Requires a minimum of three years’ experience of progressively responsible professional finance experience including supervisory experience. Requires a Bachelors degree, with an emphasis on courses in accounting, auditing, mathematics, customer service and / or business administration. Must be an accomplished accountant, organized and highly analytical, possessing sound communication skills. Needs to be trustworthy with a proven ability to appropriately handle confidential financial information.

Location:

100 N. MLK JR. AVE
WAUKEGAN, IL 60085
United States

How to apply:

Starting salary for this position is $57,369. If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@waukeganIL.gov on or before the close of business on Friday, October 6, 2017. Please indicate Staff Accountant- Revenue Management in the subject line.


Finance Coordinator - Payroll | City of Waukegan
Posted on Oct 2, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Finance Office Reception Function: Receive visitors at the Department’s front desk by greeting, welcoming, directing and announcing them appropriately; answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls; provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone / email; and, maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk.

Payroll Support Function: Enter, edit, and approve payroll related data in accordance with union contracts, state and federal labor law, and current city policies and procedures; process payroll related tax, deduction, child support, wage lien and other related computations and transfers; verify employee travel, training and tuition reimbursements comply with policy; print and distribute payroll checks, direct deposit stubs, and emergency checks.

Finance Department Support: perform various data entry/typing functions regarding confidential matters, correspondence, reports, forms, and survey research; other tasks as assigned. The incumbent must possess the following minimum requirements in order to successfully perform the essential job duties.

Education – Associates Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field strongly preferred. Microsoft certification strongly preferred. Experience – Proven work experience performing payroll or other accounting related functions in an office environment.

Location:

100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
United States

How to apply:

Starting salary for this position is $49,791. If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@waukeganIL.gov on or before the close of business on Friday, October 6, 2017. Please indicate Finance Coordinator- Payroll in the subject line.


Comptroller, Director of Finance | City of North Chicago
Posted on Oct 2, 2017 and will remain open until filled.

The Comptroller serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the City; and directs the fiscal accounting, payroll administration, accounts payable, revenue collection and all accounting functions. The Comptroller has frequent contact with department directors, other employees, bank representatives, auditors, and regular contact with residents, business owners, and occasionally elected officials.

The Comptroller, Director of Finance position:
•Supervises staff in the Finance Department.
•Advises Mayor and Elected Officials regarding fiscal and budgeting policies;
•Consults with Department Heads on budgeting matters and related polices, and ordinances;
•Prepares annual budget, appropriation ordinance, tax levy ordinances and other related fiscal ordinances;
•Develops Capital Improvement Bond program and presents to Mayor and Elected Officials;
•Prepares necessary documents for sales of bonds;
•Directs accounting of all City fund accounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices;
•Assists with annual City audit, provides necessary information to City's auditing firm;
•Directly supervises daily administration of payroll, accounts payable and revenue collection.
•Establish and maintain positive working relationship with colleagues, subordinates and general public.

Minimum Qualifications:
•MBA Preferred and CPA;
•Requires ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience in accounting, with five (5) years in a municipal finance management setting;
•Requires knowledge of municipal accounting and finance practices; state and local financial laws and procedures.

Compensation: 
Salary range from $101,150.00 to $122,522.00 dependent upon qualifications along with a generous benefits package. The benefits package includes selection of a employer paid medical plan, dental & optical insurance, paid sick, personal & vacation time and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension.  

Location:

1850 Lewis Avenue
North Chicago, IL 60064
United States

How to apply:

If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northchicago, or email resume and cover letter to:elibla@northchicago.org. Please indicate Comptroller, Director of Finance in the subject line.


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