Accountant II | City of Plano

Posted on Oct 31, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

Title: Accountant II 

Position: Non-Exempt;Reports Directly to City Treasurer / Budget Officer

Summary: Have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting as applied to municipal government according Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This position will perform high level accounting duties and apply technical skills to the maintenance and reporting of the City's financial transactions. Maintain confidentiality of all records. Ascertain certifications and trainings within 5 years of employment and keep all certifications current. Must be able to fulfill any additional duties as requested and prepare periodic reports for the city treasurer/budget officer and council as requests are received.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 General Ledger: Analyze and maintain general ledger accounts, prepare and post journal entries, and monitor revenues and expenditures. Reconcile subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger on a monthly basis. Analyze accounting system transaction, fund conditions, and transfers. 

Banking: Maintains records for Debt Service and Motor Fuel Tax; ensure timely and accurate payments. Verify deposit amounts and confirm against daily cash reports before sending to bank. Issues all manual and accounts payable vendor checks and performs monthly bank statements reconciliations in a timely fashion. 

Fixed Assets: Accountable for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets. Maintains the fixed asset records for all city property per GASB 34 requirements. 

Audit: Assist in gathering annual audit report information and audit preparation. Such as preparing accrual and adjusting entries. Assisting with the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). Conducts internal audits of other department financial functions to ensure compliance. 

Accounts payable: Accounts payable process verification and support person for data entry. Maintain accurate W-9s for each vendor and process new vendor requests. Keep maintenance of all A/P records. Cancel / void checks and prepares replacement checks as required. Research invoice credits or outstanding invoices and respond to vendor inquiries. Prepares reports and researches inquiries for revenue, expense, and vendor information. Reviewing and verifying of Vendor Run Report before being issued to City Council. Completing and reconciling year-end 1096 & 1099s and maintain compliance with current regulations. 

Payroll: Payroll support person, processing verification, verification of employment records, time accruals and new-hires. Processes and reviews for accuracy all salary and position change of status for employees. Completes Payroll Action notices. Reconciling and completing year-end W-2s & W-3. Verifying payroll entries to the general ledger. Reviewing and verifying monthly wage reports. Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information. Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures and reporting needed changes. Maintain employee confidence by keeping information confidential. Maintain compliance with current laws and regulations. 

Benefits: Assist with the management of all employee benefits and retirement programs; including open enrollment, coordinating retirement, pension, and 457 plans. Prepares payments and reconciliations of insurance and liability bills. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None 

Qualifications:Must be able to interpret and implement federal and state laws, and local ordinances pertinent to public finance, accounting, payroll and human resource management.Possess computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and financial software applications. Must be able to attend professional conferences, workshops and seminars, as they pertain to the position. 

Certification, Education and Training Required: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required, from an accredited college or university. Must attain industry related certifications: Ascertain the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification through the American Payroll Association, Certified Illinois Municipal Treasurer (CIMT), Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM), Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA), and IMRF Authorized Agent Certification within 5 years of employment and keep all certifications current. 

Other Skills: Preferred Software knowledge: BS & A software, ADP Workforce Now, and Microsoft Office applications.

City of Plano


17 E Main St
PlanoIL  60545
United States

How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Zoila Gomez, 17 E Main St Plano, IL 60545 or by email to

City of Plano
Accountant II
Plano, IL

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