Accountant/Budget Analyst | Kane County Finance Department

Posted on Apr 23, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

Finance Department

Accountant/Budget Analyst              Up to $80,000/YR DOQ            35HRS/WK

The Accountant / Budget Analyst works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Finance in coordination with the Executive Director of Finance.  The Accountant / Budget Analyst will apply principles of accounting in the analysis of accounting and budget data in order to provide analytical reports, prepare forecasts, reconcile accounts, verify accuracy of general ledger data and prepare journal entries and budget adjustments as needed.  Essential duties include: Assists with monthly budget vs. actual variance analysis, including the explanations to be included in monthly committee reports and in the Management Discussion and Analysis of CAFR; prepares fund balance reports, statements of revenue and expenditure reports, and other reports that present current and projected financial position as needed; develops and maintains custom financial reports within County’s integrated financial system; assists Executive Director in preparing PowerPoint financial presentations; conducts trend analysis to be used in preparing projections and budgets; assists in development and preparation of periodic cash flow projections; assists in preparation of current year and 5-year financial forecast; assists in the preparation of the fiscal year budget; assists in the reconciliation of general ledger accounts to ensure the accuracy of their balances; assists with analysis related to collective bargaining agreements; assists with analysis related to health insurance rate determination; prepares thoroughly documented journal entries and budget adjustments to general ledger accounts as needed; researches and analyzes general ledger account activity in order to provide an explanation for the balance upon request; assists with maintenance of fixed asset accounting records; assists in annual audit by preparing requested schedules and reports, as well as by providing explanations of supporting materials; assists with implementation of the County’s integrated financial system; assists with developing training materials and providing training in the County’s integrated financial system; assists in the preparation and presentation of monthly committee reports; assists in the review and processing of department FOIA requests; assists with compliance reporting; assists with implementation of new GASB accounting and financial reporting requirements; performs other duties as assigned.  Requirements:  Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, mathematics, business or related field, and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting and financial analysis, preferably in a government entity.  An MBA, CMA and/or CPA is preferred but not required.  Applicants must also possess a thorough knowledge of: use of Excel Pivot Tables in financial report writing; use of PowerPoint to present financial data; principles and practices of financial administration, including financial reporting and budgeting; GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and GASB (Government Accounting Standards Bureau) standards; grant reporting systems and the preparation of financial statements and compliance filings; integrated financial system software packages; general and accounting related computer applications (Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point).  The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to: generate complex financial reports, including use of Excel Pivot Table; prepare PowerPoint financial presentations; generate accurate, concise variance analysis explanations; generate cash flow projections; interpret and apply complex regulations to fiscal systems; evaluate complex fiscal problems and develop sound courses of action; prepare, examine, reconcile and verify financial documents and reports; coordinate and participate in the preparation and management of the County’s budget; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels in the organization.  Application deadline: Will be posted until the position is filled.  Condition of employment: Applicants must submit to a criminal background check.  EEO Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. 

Kane County Finance Department


719 S. Batavia Avenue
United States

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How to apply: Please go to under the Employment tab to complete the online application and EEO form, and upload your cover letter, resume and references.

Kane County Finance Department
Accountant/Budget Analyst

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