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Accounting Manager | Village of Schaumburg
Posted on Jun 18, 2019 and open until Jul 14, 2019.

VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG

Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court

Schaumburg, IL 60193

http://www.schaumburg.com/

 

SCHAUMBURG, IL (pop. 75,936) Dynamic community of diverse residential neighborhoods and a thriving epicenter of retail and commercial activity.  Located 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of the City of Chicago, Schaumburg has the second largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity in the state of Illinois and was recently named one of the “Top Ten Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine Schaumburg is also ranked No. 5 overall in WalletHub's "Best Illinois Cities for Jobs".  As a home rule community with a AAA bond rating, Schaumburg offers a wide variety of municipal amenities including a regional airport, Boomers baseball stadium, Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, and the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.  The Schaumburg Finance department has received multiple awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for Excellence in Financial Reporting and for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 

 

INVITES ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

Accounting Manager (Finance Department) with an online application deadline of 07/14/2019 or until 75 applicants have successfully completed the application process.

 

STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $75,768.58 - $92,820.32 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $75,768.58 - $109,873.66 

 

Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

 

The Accounting Manager is an essential member of the Finance team and, as the Village’s Certified Public Accountant, works directly with management to develop, implement, and coordinate fiscal activities of the Village of Schaumburg.  Additionally, this position supervises the Accounting division personnel and ensures regulatory compliance with GASB pronouncements and payroll tax laws.  

 

Specifically, the Accounting Manager will:

  • Supervise, evaluate, mentor and coach all accounting functions
  • Maintain, examine, and reconcile general ledger activity
  • Provide oversight of payroll responsibilities
  • Research and implement latest accounting standards, GASB pronouncements, and Village policies and procedures
  • Maintain financial security by monitoring and adhering to internal controls
  • Assist in the coordination of the annual audit, assign responsibilities, and prepare work papers and schedules
  • Assist in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Prepare a variety of monthly, annual, and special reports outlining, analyzing and forecasting pertinent financial information
  • Provide cash management and investment tracking for all treasury functions
  • Coordinate preparation of required pension fund reporting
  • Participate in preparation of the annual budget
  • Provide accounting direction and guidance to other Village departments for related grant requirements

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration, or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required.
  • Master's Degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of accounting experience, preferably in government.
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience coordinating a range of activities undertaken by others that involve directing, monitoring, and evaluating performance of staff.
  • Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.

 

Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting theory and practice. Ability to apply established accounting and budgeting methods and techniques. Ability to prepare accurate accounting records and reports.

 WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. This position works in a typical office setting.
  2. Prolonged periods of concentration, proofreading, and extensive computer work.
  3. Ability to analyze, evaluate, and develop pertinent financial data in preparation of reports and statements.
  4. Ability to provide technical assistance to staff from village departments in the proper preparation of financial transactions.
  5. Ability to cope with numerous interruptions.

 

BENEFITS:

The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.

 

THE VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Location:

101 Schaumburg
Schaumburg, IL 60193
United States

How to apply:


Assistant Finance Director | Village of Orland Park
Posted on Jun 13, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Opportunity at a Glance

The Village of Orland Park, a dynamic, progressive community seeks an Assistant Finance Director who, under general direction, can perform work of considerable difficulty in assisting the Finance Director with administration of the Village’s financial functions. 

The Village Orland Park is a premier community located 30 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop with a residential population of nearly 60,000, and is the commercial and retail hub of the Chicago south suburban region. Orland Park continues its wave of growth and prosperity from a historic, rural community to a dynamic corporate and commercial center.  Additional information, including the Village’s annual budget documents, CAFRs and PAFRs, can be found on the Village’s website at www.orlandpark.org.

 Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Finance Director assists in planning, organizing and directing the various functions of the Finance Department, including but not limited to, playing a key role in the development of the Village’s annual budget, leading the annual financial statement audit process, and directly overseeing the functions of payroll, accounts payable and water billing. In addition, the Assistant Finance Director provides indirect oversite of the cashiering, risk management and bank reconciliation processes. Other functions of the Finance Department that the Assistant Finance Director periodically participates in include contract management, purchasing, pension fund tracking and reporting and cash management. The Assistant Finance Director provides a high level support to the Finance Director on an as needed basis, performs research, drafts correspondence, and manages programs as assigned. This position will respond to complex citizen inquiries as needed and coordinate department actions/responses.  The Assistant Finance Director participates in issues, projects and programs, requiring inter departmental cooperation or high-level response to residents or community groups.

The Assistant Finance Director will serve as Acting Finance Director in the absence of Finance Director and must demonstrate the values of integrity, communication, teamwork, professionalism, and quality of life.  A commitment to the principles, practices and implementation of HPO concepts are also key components of the position. 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and a CPA designation is highly preferred. The positon also requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably in a community of comparable complexity, and strong knowledge of municipal finance practices, including GASB principles and accounting practices. This position is responsible for the creation of the Village’s GFOA CAFR and Budget Award documents and therefore must have extensive familiarity with the requirements of these award programs. Familiarity with enterprise financial management systems is a must and extremely strong Microsoft Excel skills are required.

The ideal candidate will have high standards of performance, productivity and initiative, will take a strategic approach to innovation and process evaluation and will consistently embrace the philosophy of continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will also have supervisory skills that promote team spirit and enhance the department’s service delivery. The ideal candidate must have well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex numerical data effectively in clear graphic formats to ensure understanding by a non-technical audience.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary for this position is in the +/-$110,000 range depending on qualifications. 

The Village of Orland Park offers a comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

The recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled, with first reviews scheduled to begin in early to mid-July 2019. 

Location:

14700 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
United States

How to apply:

Interest candidates may submit their resume and complete an online application by visiting our career portal at www.orlandpark.org/jobs

 


Accounting Assistant (PT) | Village of North Aurora
Posted on Jun 7, 2019 and open until Jul 5, 2019.

The Village of North Aurora, Illinois (population 17,441) located in Kane County is seeking qualified applicants for the part-time position of Accounting Assistant in the Finance Department.  This position is budgeted for approximately twenty to twenty-two (20-22) hours a week with the opportunity for flexibility in scheduling the hours worked. 

The position is responsible for the completion of monthly bank and investment account reconciliations and all necessary journal entries, analysis of general ledger detail and reconciliation to supporting schedules, preparation of monthly and other financial reports, assistance with year-end audit entries and other periodic financial reporting requirements and providing general finance assistance in other areas of the department and for customer service as needed.  

Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task and possess considerable knowledge of accounting principles and practices.  Possession of an Associate’s degree in accounting, business or related field with three to five years of accounting or related experience required, experience with governmental accounting and Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements preferred. 

The hourly range for this position with steps is $25.33 to $36.04 per hour.  Starting hourly rate is dependent on qualifications.  This position is eligible for participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) with a modified benefit schedule for part-time employees.  There is no residency requirement for the position.

Location:

25 E. State St.
North Aurora, IL 60542
United States

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with three (3) professional references by July 5, 2019 to the Village of North Aurora, Attn: Human Resources, at 25 E. State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542 or via email at hr@northaurora.org.

Additional information about the Village of North Aurora can be found at the Village’s website at www.northaurora.org


Finance Director | Housing Opportunities for Women, Inc.
Posted on Jun 7, 2019 and open until Jul 5, 2019.

 POSITION TITLE:           Finance Director
CLASSIFICATION:          Exempt
REPORTS TO:                 Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
SUPERVISES:                 Accounting Department

POSITION DESCRIPTION:        
Responsible for the efforts, results, and success of the organization’s finance department. Provides financial advice and support to help senior executives make key decisions. Professional with knowledge of all accounting, financial and business principles.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for each business department
  • Assist in company-wide budgetary planning
  • Ensure compliance of all the company's financial practices with statutory regulations and legislation
  • Analyze the financial climate and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans for the future
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates, forecasts and information as needed
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions
  • Supervise financial assistants and other employees in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data, invoicing, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare official reports on a monthly and annual basis
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimize financial risk
  • Contract auditing services to ensure financial monitoring is up-to-date
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banking institutions and accountants
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures for the finance department and organization operations
  • Hire, train and develop employees who will be an asset to the finance department with support from human resources employees
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in accounting, business, finance or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Non-profit accounting, real estate and/or asset management experience a plus
  • Three years of progressively increasing leadership experience preferably in a non-profit or accounting setting
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool.

 ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Proficient with YARDI Voyager system
  • Excellent mathematical skills including financial modeling and forecasting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with widely diverse groups and individuals both within and outside the organization
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and present data
  • Excellent planning, organizing and problem-solving skills
  • Superior attention to detail and integrity
  • Thorough understanding of business principles and practices

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs, and walk up and down stairs
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance
  • Must pass applicable background tests

 Salary – Commensurate with experience       Work Schedule – Full Time; Variable Hours 

HOW is an Affirmative Action, equal-opportunity employer. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employees shall perform other duties as appropriate. HOW reserves the right to revise or change job duties as needed. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment

Location:

1607 W HOWARD STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60626
United States

How to apply:


Director of Financial Control Reporting | Cook County Government
Posted on Jun 4, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Characteristics of the Position

General Overview
Under the direction of the Comptroller & Chief Financial Officer, supervises and coordinates the work activities of employees engaged in calculating, posting and verifying financial records for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records for timely preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in accordance with GFOA reporting requirements and timely preparation of a Single Audit Report in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendment of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133.  Responsible for budgets, reports and appropriate controls, including, but not limited to, budgets, government or foundation grants and other fiscal resources.  Informs the Comptroller of fiscal state in relation to budget and management planning and assures that financial reporting and management decision-making is sound. 

Key Responsibilities and Duties
 Coordinates and manages County-wide resources necessary for the timely preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) with a detailed reporting timeline which includes all information required from affiliated agencies (component units, Health Facilities, Forest Preserve, Pension Trust Funds, etc.) within six months of the end of the County’s fiscal  year,  in accordance with GFOA reporting requirements.
  Assists the Comptroller in the auditing process for internal and external audits by reviewing and approving appropriate prepared by client (PBC) work papers and schedules. 
 Prepares a schedule of all required closing entries, including the accounting information needed for each area, and the required accounting entries necessary to complete the government-wide financial statements.
 Coordinates and manages resources for the timely preparation of a Single Audit Report in accordance with the Single Act Amendment of 1996 and OMB Circulator A-133.
 Participates in the County-wide fraud risk assessment process and continuing evaluation of financial reporting controls.
 Compiles composite reports from individual reports as required by management, government or funding agencies, including a listing of all internal reports, including the person or department responsible for producing such report, necessary to complete and support the journal entry duties indicated above.
 Assists in developing and revising accounting systems and procedures as necessary to meet changing conditions and requirements using proper documentation and control methods.
 Assists in preparing analysis and comparison of actual budget with prior budget.
 Responsible for budgets, reports and appropriate controls, government or foundation grants and other fiscal resources. 
 Deadline responsibility for data submission to appropriate authorities. 
 Controls reporting, recording and vouchering transactions with government agencies under varied and complex grants and contracts involving substantial agency income.
 Prepares indicators of program performance for supervisors on a regular basis.  
 Provide efficiency measures for programs and evaluates reports. 
 Prepares forecasts by facility by program and by grant. 
 Serves as a fiscal advisor and consultant to the Comptroller.
 Works in the capacity of staff liaison to finance and audit committees and aids in the development of financial policy.
 Manages accounting staff and interviews, hires and trains employees. 
 Plans, assigns and directs work.  
 Appraises employee performance on a timely basis.
 Addresses complaints and resolves problems.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
Experience with the design and preparation of financial reports for internal management purposes.
 Knowledge of the reporting requirements of the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133.
 Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations such as new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements, Interpretations, Concepts, Statements, Technical Bulletins, and to implement GASB pronouncements.
 Ability to write reports and business correspondence and to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, internal and external auditors.
 Skilled in working with mathematical and financial concepts with the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situation departmental goals and objectives.
 Ability to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
 Skilled in supervising and directing the activities of professional, technical and other support personnel engaged in a variety of accounting activity.
 Skilled in developing policies, procedures and programs relative to large scale projects especially in connection with departmental goals and objectives.
 Must possess excellent communication skills; ability to compose and develop accounting reports and budgets, financial projections, statistical analysis along with an  ability to provide in-depth explanation and analysis of same.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree PLUS a minimum of three (3) years’ highly responsible experience in managing governmental accounting  OR equivalent combination of professional work experience, training and education.  

Preferred Qualifications
 
Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
 Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
 Five (5) or more years’ managing governmental accounting.

Location:

118 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

How to apply:


Executive Director | Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
Posted on May 30, 2019 and open until Jun 28, 2019.

The Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (the “Fund”) is a statutory pension fund, served by a single board of trustees, in Chicago, Illinois and administered pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code. The Fund’s assets are approximately $3.9 billion as of December 31, 2018 and the Fund serves approximately 31,000 active and 25,000 retired members. The Fund is seeking an Executive Director with a unique blend of strategic leadership skills, financial expertise, and administrative acumen to lead the Fund. 

This position reports to the Retirement Board of Trustees and has general oversight of approximately 50 employees in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Information on the Fund can be obtained at www.meabf.org.

The ideal Executive Director candidate will have:

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, political science, law, or related fields. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with pension fund investment structures.
  • Experience at the executive level in pension fund administration and fiduciary obligations, including asset management, benefit administration, and the statutory and regulatory aspects of such management and administration.
  • Executive management experience in supervising, managing, developing and motivating staff.
  • Knowledge of benefit design, actuarial valuations, actuarial funding methods, alternative methods of investment management, financial reporting, accounting, and automated systems.
  • Experience working with state legislatures and other public bodies on regulatory issues.
  • Experience working with a board of trustees.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 

The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and also includes an excellent benefits package.

The Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of its senior staff in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Pension Code.

Location:

321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4767
United States

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit resume and letter of interest up to and including 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, June 28, 2019, to:

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd.

rsalgado@bbp-chicago.com

Fax: (312) 541-8603


Accountant | City of Naperville
Posted on May 24, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

$58,580.02 – 75,533.74, commensurate with relevant experience

The City of Naperville is looking for an accounting professional to provide accounting and internal audit work; including preparation and review of financial statements and reports for all City funds. 

Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzes both internal and external financial reports and oversees all audit processes, including preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Preparation of year end adjusting entries, audit work papers and month/year-end closing procedures,
  • Maintaining fixed asset records,
  • Responding to financial surveys requested by outside agencies or organizations,
  • Special projects assigned by the Finance Director and/or other management personnel,
  • Preparation of journal entry adjustments, when needed,
  • Comparison and reconciliation of various accounting related software applications to ensure consistent and appropriate recording of financial transactions,
  • Compilation and analysis of statistical records for use in various City activities,
  • Review of City accounting procedures to improve internal control, assure conformity to policy and increase effectiveness,
  •  Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations,
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Graduate work or Master's degree in Accounting preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in a related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses preferred

Location:

400 S Eagle St
Naperville, IL 60540
United States

How to apply:

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 146,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.

APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.naperville.il.us/careers/ 

THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE IS AN E.O.E. The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.


Budget Analyst | City of Naperville
Posted on May 24, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

The City of Naperville is looking for a Financial Professional to provide high-level data analysis and reporting, and provide departmental and citywide project support.

Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Analyze proposed programs and processes to determine feasibility, develop solutions, and create alternatives
  • Assist in developing and implementing new and revised policies and procedures, to improve administrative and budgetary operations
  • Analyzes data and work processes through the use of technology including work order and financial databases.
  • Perform research and data analysis and prepares summary reports in support of department programs, projects and initiatives
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Monitor, track, and report organizational spending to ensure that it is within budget
  • Provide management, oversight, and reporting on  city grant funds
  • Develop recommendations for funding requests to others in the organization, City Council, and the public
  • Analyze historical spending trends and future program requirements. Determine methodology to show total cost of City services; make recommendation on service delivery based upon the city-wide strategic plan
  • Collaborate with departments to develop and analyze the organization's annual operating budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and prepare budget documents and supporting data for the submittal of the annual operating budget and the CIP
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Political Science, Finance or a related field
  • Master's degree preferred
  • One to two years of experience in a related field
  • Experience with Grant management preferred

Location:

400 S Eagle St
Naperville, IL 60540
United States

How to apply:

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 146,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.

APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.naperville.il.us/careers/ 

THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE IS AN E.O.E. The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066. 


Part-Time Accountant | Village of Oak Park
Posted on May 22, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

DEFINITION
To perform general professional level accounting duties involving the reporting of financial transactions, cash management and maintenance of financial records for Village operations, programs and services.

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
 Receives direction from higher-level management staff.

 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES--Essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential duties and responsibilities
1.    Assist  departments in the proper classification of revenues and expenditures.
2.    Maintain, analyze and reconcile a variety of ledgers, reports and account records; examine and correct accounting transactions to maintain accuracy.
 3.    Monitor and balance various accounts; verify availability of funds and classifica­tion of expenditures; research and analyze transactions.
4.     Prepare comprehensive financial and payroll activity studies, reports and statements.
5.     Prepare and post journal entries.
6.     Reconcile bank and payroll records with the Village ledger, federal and state taxing authorities, and pension agencies; research all inconsistencies and make appropriate corrections.

Other important responsibilities and duties
1.    Recommend and implement changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures.
2.    Provide technical assistance and training to staff in matters related to accounting, payroll and budget administration.
3.    Participate in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget; prepare cash flow and expenditure projects.
4.    Perform related duties and responsibilities as required, and any other accounting tasks as assigned by CFO or immediate supervisor. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment;
Accounting principles and procedures and their application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems;
Principles and practices of budgeting;
Automated financial, payroll and budgeting management systems, spreadsheets and word processing software;
Sound principles and practices of financial auditing;
Financial research and report preparation methods and techniques;
Laws regulating public finance and fiscal operations.

Ability to
Ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers and also embrace, support, and promote the Village’s core values, beliefs, and culture. 
Develop and implement accounting system modifications;
Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records;
Prepare a variety of complex financial and payroll statements,  reports and analyses;
Apply Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to accounting and auditing work;
Verification and accuracy of financial records;
Examine and verify financial and payroll documents and reports;
Prepare a variety of complex financial documents and reports using spreadsheets and other financial software tools
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with contacts in and out of the Village.
Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
-         Sitting for extended periods of time
-         Operating assigned equipment.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
            -         Making observations
            -         Communicating with others
            -         Reading and writing
            -         Operating assigned equipment.
Maintain mental capacity, which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
Maintain reasonable and predictable attendance.
Attend and participate in meetings as necessary.

Experience and Training Guidelines 
Experience: Two years of accounting/finance experience similar to the essential duties of the classification; AND
Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administra­tion, or a closely related field.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work in an office environment; sustained posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time.

Location:

123 Madison
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States

How to apply:

Applicants can visit our website at http://www.oak-park.us/jobs. Submit applications and resumes by mail to: Human Resources, Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302; by email to: HR@oak-park.us/jobs; or by fax to: 708-358-5107. The Village of Oak Park offers a highly competitive benefit package that includes a retirement plan, deferred compensation program, social security, health & life insurance, vacation, sick leave & other benefits.


Part Time Cashier/Clerk | Village of Olympia Fields
Posted on May 15, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Part Time Cashier/ Clerk 

The Village of Olympia Fields, IL has an opening in the Finance Department for a Part-Time Cashier/Clerk position.  

The position requires extensive contact with the public and therefore the ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills.  They must also be highly motivated to work well under pressure, have the ability to multi-task with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.  Must be dependable, highly organized, and have good written and verbal communication skills. 

Primary responsibilities will include daily processing of financial transactions at the front counter, and answering general questions from the public in a professional manner via the front counter or telephone.  The ideal candidate will also be required to assist the other positions within the department and performing other duties as assigned. Other responsibilities are clerical in nature and will involve recordkeeping, filing, or data entry functions. 

The successful candidate must have a high school diploma, and prior customer service work experience.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and the ability to learn new software quickly are required.   Experience with MSI (Municipal Software) is a plus.     

This position is not eligible for benefits.  The position is part-time; Monday through Friday, 20 hours / week, but hours can vary and will not exceed 1000 hours / year.    

The Village of Olympia Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location:

20040 Governors Hwy
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
United States

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to:

hr@olympia-fields.com


Part-Time Accountant | Village of Huntley
Posted on May 6, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

The Village of Huntley is a vibrant, growing community of 26,000 residents located at the crossroads of Interstate 90 and Illinois Route 47, approximately 45 miles northwest of Chicago in southern McHenry County and northern Kane County.

General Duties: This part-time position performs professional accounting duties under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance for all Village funds and accounts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing and maintaining all subsidiary account ledgers, schedules and reconciliations to the general ledger; prepare journal entries for funds or accounting entities; reconciliation  of bank and general ledger accounts; prepare monthly trial balances of general and subsidiary ledgers; review and analyze ledgers for unusual and/or incorrect entries and prepare adjusting journal entries, as needed; perform data entry of revenues, cash receipts, investments, and other journal entries for the end of the month closing of the general ledger; assist in the monthly and quarterly preparation of the financial reports (balance sheet and income statement) for Village Board review.

Qualifications (Education & Experience): Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field preferred, with three to five years of related accounting experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office and other software applications. Previous experience with governmental accounting and New World Financial Software a plus.

Compensation: The hourly rate of pay for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Hours: Twenty-four (24) hours per week, Monday – Friday flexible between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

10987 Main Street
Huntley, IL 60142
United States

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Huntley employment application, along with a resume. Applications can be downloaded from the Village’s website at www.huntley.il.us. Completed applications can be submitted to: Human Resources 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142, faxed to (847) 515-5232 or emailed to: humanresources@huntley.il.us.

Post Offer Requirements: Completion of a pre-employment drug screen, along with a background check is required.

 


Accounts Payable Specialist | Palatine Park District
Posted on May 6, 2019 and open until Jun 30, 2019.

Job Summary 

The Palatine Park District is seeking a Payables Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Finance, This position shall complete the day-to-day accounts payable and purchasing functions as detailed below, process all non-payroll related payments, assist with budget preparation and inquiries, provide input regarding district purchasing policies as well as other general financial functions; and be mindful of the best interests of the Palatine Park District, fellow employees, and patrons; participate with the Finance Department as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community.

Education and Experience
  • Associate Degree desired but not required. Accounting courses helpful. A minimum of three years accounts payable experience.
  • Must have prior experience working in an office setting.
  • Experience using Incode accounting software, preferred.
  • Proficient data entry is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word.

Compensation

  • Hiring salary range is  $43,151.85 to $46,927.64 plus benefits including an IMRF pension.

Location:

250 East Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067
United States

How to apply:

Please apply online at jobs.palatineparks.org.


Staff Accountant, Accounting Services, Government Team | Sikich
Posted on May 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Company Overview: Sikich LLP, a top professional services firm, is recognized as one of the fastest growing organizations and best places to work. Consistently ranking as one of the country’s Top 28 CPA firms and among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world, the firm offers one-of-a-kind solutions. 

Job Description: We are searching for an organized, detail-oriented, and highly motivated Staff Accountant, Government Accounting Services Team to join our CPA and Assurance Services Team in our state of the art office located in Naperville, IL. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients with reconciliation of books and records
  • Preparation of interim financial statements and other information for Boards 
  • Assist clients with internal accounting matters 
  • Utilize third party fund accounting software 
  • Consult with clients on various internal accounting related transactions, as needed
  • Work on a variety of different projects in our Government services team
  • Be willing and able to service multiple clients simultaneously
  • Understanding of payroll other compliance taxes as well as state reporting requirements
  • Prepare bank reconciliations 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Proficiency with computerized accounting software and MS Office
  • Strong client rapport and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

 Preferred but not required:

  • CPA or CPA eligible
  • Familiarity working with local government fund accounting 

Working for Sikich: Working at Sikich, you’ll become part of a highly motivated and competent team that values individual effort and growth while encouraging balance between your personal and work life. We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset—our employees drive our success.  Sikich is honored to have been named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune and recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For. If you're looking to take your career to the next level, learn more about Sikich — and the possibilities for you. Visit us at sikich.com/careers

Location:

1415 W. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
United States

How to apply:


Staff Accountant - Water Billing & Collections | City of Waukegan
Posted on Apr 30, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Within the Department of Finance, and under direction of a Senior Accountant, the Staff Accountant supervises the water & sewer billing and collection. 

  • Directly provides and supervises general customer support, with a particular focus on water customers, including the answering, screening and forwarding of incoming phone calls. Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone and/or email. Maintain high standard of customer service and ethics in the workplace.
  • Manages Clerical Technicians and/or Finance Coordinator/s. Makes certain appropriate accounting control over water billing and collection is enforced. Continually evaluates the effectiveness of operational procedures and controls to maximize departmental productivity and minimize errors made by staff. This staff accountant audits customer invoicing, collection of monies, and cash receipt applications. They process off-cycle and month end transactions, prepares various standard and ad hoc reconciliations and reports.
  • This staff accountant manages third-party vendor relationships and inter-departmental coordination. Works with other departments to continuously identify opportunities for process improvements. Work with Senior Accountant in establishing and enforcing finance policies and incorporating adequate process controls.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a minimum of three years’ progressive accounting experience. Governmental experience preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and accounting software such as QuickBooks.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail. Needs to be trustworthy with a proven ability to appropriately handle confidential financial information.
  • Ability and willingness to complete tasks within assigned deadlines.

Location:

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

How to apply:

SALARY/HOW TO APPLY

Starting salary for this position is $58,516. If interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@waukeganIL.gov

Please indicate Staff Accountant in the subject line.

The City of Waukegan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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