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Part-Time Accountant | Village of Oak Park
Posted on May 22, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
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.
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.
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.
Work in an office environment; sustained posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time.
Oak Park, IL 60302
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.
Comptroller | City of Springfield
Posted on May 17, 2019 and open until May 28, 2019.
The Office of Budget & Management, Accounting Division is seeking an individual to perform highly responsible management work in directing and overseeing multiple functional areas to include Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Tax Administration. Develop, recommend, and implement policies, methods, and procedures for the areas of responsibility. Supervise and direct the day-to-day operations of the accounting function, oversee and coordinate the daily activities of the accounting staff, and provide general oversight of the Payroll and Tax Administration Divisions. Maintain current general ledgers; make appropriate debt service and other payments. Audit general ledger accounts, complete year-end entries, and inter- and intra-fund transactions in preparation for independent audits. Manage the City's annual audit. Prepare necessary audit schedules, coordinate meetings with City personnel and prepare the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This position requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or business administration; a CPA or advanced degree in accountancy; and five years progressively responsible accounting experience with two years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Current employees (where applicable) and persons hired or rehired after 1-1-17 shall maintain their bona fide residence within the corporate limits of the city during all periods of service. Newly hired or rehired employees have 12 months from date of hire to establish city residency.
300 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
How to apply:
Accounting Assistant - Water Billing | Village of Oak Brook
Posted on May 16, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The Village of Oak Brook, Illinois, (residential population of 7,883 and daytime population of 90,000), a suburban community located 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, 20 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, on the eastern edge of DuPage County.
Under the direct supervision of the Finance Director, the full-time Accounting Assistant is a multi-faceting position, which provides varied accounting support and customer service work for the Finance Department in its water billing division.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDING, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Monitors the Sensus meter reading system for wiring errors, missed readings, leaks, etc. regularly during the course of the month.
- Responsible for maintaining water customer files, establishing new accounts, preparing work orders, and scheduling rereads or water leak tests as requested by customer.
- Provides customer service to residents and businesses via phone, email, or in-person related to water account inquiries.
- Reviews daily usage reports and contact customers regarding irregular activity.
- Imports water meter readings monthly for commercial and residential accounts for regular billing, and reviews the water billing register for unusual readings, usage, or charges and makes the necessary adjustments.
- Prepares monthly bills for commercial accounts and bi-monthly water bills for residential accounts for mailing to our customers.
- Schedules final readings and prepares final bills for closed accounts as needed.
- Calculates adjustments to water accounts with incorrect readings, records liens for non-payment and NSF checks. Coordinates liens placed on property with the Village Clerk’s department.
- Processes meter replacements in the system as needed.
- Performs all collection procedures on delinquent accounts, which includes generating second and final notices and issuing water shut-off notices to customers.
- Issues refund payments for accounts with credit balances.
- Invoice new construction water customers every 120 days until water meter is installed.
- Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned.
ADDITIONAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the Finance Department, they are not an essential part of this position and may also be performed by other department members. This position may serve as backup to these additional tasks, or be assigned these duties in the future.
- Receives, reviews, and corrects (if applicable) any and all vouchered invoices from other Village departments for the bi-weekly check run.
- Prepares bi-weekly Accounts Payable Warrant Report (Detail Invoice List) for all department heads and Village board members for board meetings.
- Completes A/P check run on the Wednesday after Village board meeting. This includes the printing, signing, and mailing of all vendor checks.
- Prepares interim (manual) checks when necessary.
- Maintains all A/P files.
- Prepares deposits to the bank.
- Generates invoices and posts to the accounts receivable system. This includes entering, printing, stuffing, and mailing of all processed invoices.
- Works with vendors and departments regarding accounts payable issues.
- Analyzes, maintains, and reconciles various general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
- Prepares deposits, miscellaneous invoicing, posts member charges and credit card charges for Golf Pro Shop, Golf Café, Pool Check-In, Poolside Café and Tennis POS Terminals. Posts daily sales, prepares journal entries and creates export to import into Munis.
- Processes charges for memberships, swim programs and tennis programs. Post payments for and track events held at the Bath and Tennis Clubhouse.
- Runs monthly statements for all members at the Sports Core, posts payments to member accounts including pre authorized credit card payments. Provides customer service to all members of the Sports Core.
- Performs all collection procedures on delinquent accounts at the Sports Core.
- Calculate payouts for outside vendors.
- Responsible for performing the month end close at the Sports Core, preparing month-end journal entries and reports.
Graduation from an accredited high school with diploma, some college accounting coursework, and/or at least 2 years of accounting experience. Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting methods. Skill in performing, posting, checking, computing, filing and other clerical operations with both speed and accuracy. Skillful in the use of computers, typewriters, calculators and other office machines. Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask. Effective communications skills, both oral and written to facilitate communication with other departments, outside vendors, customers and residents. Coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training, such as data entry. Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling is also required.
Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre employment medical examination and drug screen.
1200 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
How to apply:
To apply please submit via email a cover letter, employment application, resume and three (3) professional references to Kathy Vonachen, Human Resource Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled. Employment Application and additional information about the Village of Oak Brook may be found online at: www.oak-brook.org.
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
20040 Governors Hwy
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to:
Office Technician | Village of Streamwood
Posted on May 6, 2019 and open until Jun 5, 2019.
Individual will be primarily responsible for clerical and office coordination work, which includes accounting and bookkeeping skills maintaining records and reports on financial transactions. Duties include independently performing accounting work in the recording of Village financial transactions; maintaining complex computerized general and support ledgers, including utility billing processes; preparing the municipal payroll on a bi-weekly basis; and, assembling and preparing periodic reports which may require financial analysis or interpretation.
See http://www.streamwood.org/Services/Human-Resources/Job-Announcements/Office-Technician.aspx for additional details.
Salary Range: $42,895 - $65,881
Excellent Fringe Benefits including life, health, vision and dental insurance. Other benefits include vacation, holidays, sick time, deferred compensation options, flexible spending program, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
301 E. Irving Park
Streamwood, IL 60107
How to apply:
You must complete and submit a Village of Streamwood Employment Application.Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Village Hall, 301 East Irving Park Road.
Your application must be received by this time in order for you to be eligible to take the Civil Service Examination. The Civil Service written examination will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Streamwood Police Department. The Police Department is located at 401 East Irving Park Road. Applicants will be notified of testing time by U.S. Mail. A picture ID must be presented to take the exam.
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.
10987 Main Street
Huntley, IL 60142
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: email@example.com.
Post Offer Requirements: Completion of a pre-employment drug screen, along with a background check is required.
Staff Accountant, Accounting Services, Government Team | Sikich
Posted on May 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
1415 W. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
How to apply:
Link 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.
- 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.
100 N. MLK JR. AVE
WAUKEGAN, IL 60085
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.
Accountant | Village of Bloomingdale
Posted on Apr 23, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The Village of Bloomingdale's Finance Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Accountant. The position is under the general supervision of the Assistant Finance Director.
Job duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, performing professional level accounting duties, data analysis, and application of technical skills to the maintenance and reporting of financial records and transactions; bank statement reconciliations; preparation and analysis of various reports; involvement in the annual audit and budget process. Additional responsibilities include support of the utility billing function, daily bank deposit, front counter support and general overall involvement in all Departmental operations.
The ideal applicant will hold a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or closely related field, have one to two years' experience in general accounting tasks, and be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, as well as Adobe. The position is non-exempt, has a starting hourly rate of $29.05 ($60,424.00 per year), and access to an excellent benefits package.
201 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
How to apply:
Interested applicants must complete an online Village application for employment, which is available at www.villageofbloomingdale.org/178/Employment-Opportunities, and submit a resume with cover letter by May 17, 2019. Any questions should be directed to Barb Weber, Assistant Village Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Finance & Customer Service Specialist | City of Highland park
Posted on Apr 19, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
Description of Primary Purpose
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.
Finance and Customer Service Specialists may be assigned to any one of the main responsibilities and may be transferred between responsibilities.
- Utility Billing
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable (primary responsibility for this vacancy)
- Purchasing and Parking
- Other related duties as requested
Education: A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
Experience: 5 years of 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 suite is preferred.
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.
1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
How to apply:
Additional information, full description, and application available at:
Accounting Manager | DuPage County Health Department
Posted on Apr 17, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The DuPage County Health Department is seeking a full-time Accounting Manager to join its Business Resources team.
- Supporting the development of financial and accounting relationships with external partners and/or agencies
- Representing the department with other entities to identify, address and resolve complex financial and accounting issues
- Serving as an internal accounting resource to support innovative and responsible practices to improve operations and results
- Recommending benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of individual service units and divisions
- Researching and recommending the implementation of internal accounting guidelines and procedures
- Performing general ledger and grant accounting functions, preparing monthly financial reports, maintaining a current cost control system and ensuring fund availability for bill payment and reconciling cash and investments
- Supporting development and maintenance of monthly revenue management and billing systems and reporting, preparing and reconciling monthly accounts receivable aging reports
- Assisting in budget preparation, completing and explaining budgetary calculations, and monitoring budget expenditures
- Advising on the use and source of unds and ensuring uniform accounting practices
- Providing appropriate leadership and direction to two (2) accountants and supporting training, promoting positive morale, creativity and teamwork
- Completion of a bachelor's degree in Accounting and seven to ten years of progressively responsible public sector accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. CPA preferred.
111 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
How to apply:
Interested applicants may submit a resume and completed application to:
Mailing Address: 111 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Email Address: email@example.com
Fax: (630) 510-5481
Applications may be found online at www.dupagehealth.org
Seasonal Pre-professional Account Clerk | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Posted on Apr 15, 2019 and open until Jun 15, 2019.
This position provides Accounting, clerical, and office support to the Finance department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Collect, and count monies from various functions. Deposit monies in bank. Process cash reciepts.
- Report and record receivables, perform computer system entries and balance ledgers.
- Process invoices, contracts and requisitions for payment, verify expense account coding, print purchase orders, maintain records and transfer of funds, process checks.
- Process utility bills and petty cash requests for payment.
- Work with employees and outside vendors to research and reconcile discrepancies.
- Maintain accurate audit support.
- Provide backup for payroll clerk as needed. Produce and update bi-weekly payroll using time keeping system and other payroll processing system.
- Perform other duties as required.
Education and Experience Required
Two (2) years experience in accounts payable/receivable or fiscal recordkeeping or equivalent combination of training, experience, and college course work. Must be over 18, and have a valid Driver's License.
Hours: June - mid September; 40 hours per week.
Knowledge of: Data processing operations as applied to fiscal recordkeeping, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting software; MS Office wordprocessing, database, and spreadsheet software packages.
Skills in: Prioritizing tasks, setting up and making computations; locating and correcting errors; dealing effectively with employees and outside vendors; interpreting and applying written and verbal instructions.
3S580 Naperville Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
How to apply:
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Chair | Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Posted on Apr 10, 2019 and open until Jun 1, 2019.
(Norwalk, CT) The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation is seeking a Chair for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This full-time opportunity will provide an individual with an appreciation for the Board's important mission to lead with inspiration, command respect and help create change in a consensus-driven organization.
The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is the independent, private-sector organization with responsibility for the oversight, administration, and finances of its standard-setting Boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their Advisory Councils.
Through its standard-setting boards, the organization establishes and improves financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States. The FAF Board of Trustees selects and appoints the members of the FASB and the GASB and protects the independence and integrity of the standard-setting process. The FAF, FASB, and GASB are located in Norwalk, Connecticut.
- Leadership/External Focus - Act as the principal public spokesperson for the GASB across its full range of constituencies and ensure that stakeholders’ concerns and issues are heard and considered, which requires extensive travel.
- Forward Planning - Lead the overall strategic direction and activities of the GASB and provide the leadership to inspire teamwork where colleagues and staff excel in the achievement of the GASB’s mission.
- Strategic Partnership - Serve, along with the FAF President/CEO and FASB Chair, as a member of a leadership and stewardship team for the combined GASB, FASB and FAF organization, fostering a tone at the top of collaboration, communication, and commitment to excellence in the achievement of the organization’s mission. Build, maintain, and strengthen constructive relationships with all of the GASB’s extensive and varied stakeholders.
- Process Stewardship - Critically evaluate the processes by which the GASB conducts its work and oversee changes as necessary. Serve as one of seven active participants in the GASB process. Steer a diverse group of strong-minded individuals toward consensus. Manage in an orderly and constructive manner the process by which the Board develops and states its position on financial accounting and reporting issues. Address and balance a wide range of state and local governmental sensitivities.
Candidate Selection Criteria
- Experience with the national scope of state and local government financial accounting and reporting issues at a senior level (for example, CFO/finance director of a local government or comptroller or auditor of state government); public accountant at the senior partner level with substantive experience in audits of state/local government financial reports; senior investment leader with knowledge of and experience in municipal securities markets and related financial reporting; or a senior executive (such as a president or CEO) or senior board chair or member of a nationally recognized state/local government organization or a municipal markets regulatory body.
- Strong and current technical understanding of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments, with a CPA viewed as highly desirable.
- Experience or strong interest in standard setting or financial regulatory matters.
- Proven success interacting and influencing at the board level and collaborating and demonstrating neutrality, when needed, with senior-level professionals.
- Demonstrated thought leadership and intellectual capacity, curiosity, rigor and engagement.
- Experience presenting to large audiences of various constituencies.
- Proven success in attracting and retaining top talent and leading a talented and dedicated professional staff, providing appropriate direction to ensure the goals of the GASB and the FAF are achieved deliberately and in a timely manner.
- Experience leading and managing organizational change in a thoughtful, effective manner.
- Experience operating in a continuous improvement environment, assessing administrative structures and duties, with the ability to recommend and implement change where appropriate.
- Experience in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, constituencies and other interested parties, with the ability to have differences of opinion while retaining mutual respect.
Critical Competencies for Success
Commitment to the GASB’s Mission
Passion for the Board’s mission, appreciation for the importance of independent standard setting for state and local governmental accounting and reporting, concern for the public interest, understanding of the varying interests and perspectives of investors and other users of state and local government financial information (such as citizens, legislative and oversight bodies, taxpayers, and underwriters and analysts), as well as preparers and auditors of financial reports.
Technical Skills and Strategic Acumen
Strong knowledge and technical competency in state and local governmental accounting and reporting and an individual who can provide value-added analytical insight and perspectives by:
- Bringing a strong background of achievement and recognized stature in governmental finance or accounting.
- Being a highly intelligent, insightful, and rigorous thinker who can understand a broad range of accounting issues and think about both immediate and longer-term implications of standard setting, including post-implementation analysis.
- Being fact-based and data-driven, demonstrating the ability to analyze issues and offer sound practical judgment.
- Being capable of assessing the current financial environment and anticipating issues that may require GASB’s attention and focus.
Collaborative Leadership Skills
Being an inspiring and pragmatic leader who will command respect and help lead organizational change in a consensus-driven organization by:
- Considering varied viewpoints, weighing the evidence presented in an impartial fashion, and reaching well-reasoned and supportable decisions in a timely fashion.
- Effectively leading Board deliberations on technical accounting issues and building consensus to make progress on GASB’s technical goals.
- Being hands-on and engaged, proactively working with the FAF President/CEO, the FASB Chair, and other colleagues, by influencing and shaping agendas, to achieve successful outcomes.
- Understanding how to work effectively, lead and delegate, and build consensus when appropriate in an organization with diffuse and complex lines of authority.
- Possessing strong interpersonal skills that will help build positive working relationships, demonstrating professional respect and a calm demeanor.
- Understanding how to identify and develop leadership qualities in others, as part of the board and key staff succession strategy.
- Understanding situations that require a consensus building style vs. a command and control style.
- Being able to operate as a focal point or the “Face of the GASB,” with appropriate ambassadorial skills, for a high-profile organization, demonstrating natural authority.
An articulate communicator who will command respect and instill confidence by:
- Having an open, engaged, and inclusive style, possessing a point of view along with the appropriate level of diplomacy and discretion in private and public meetings, and in written materials.
- Being an active listener who improves mutual understanding and possesses an intuitive style to influence others.
- Interacting effectively and proactively with a senior and talented team and a range of interested third parties, such as state and local government organizations and groups, audit partners and others in accounting firms, regulators, legislative bodies and other standard-setting organizations.
- Appropriately advocate for and succinctly explain the need for certain standards that are being implemented or changed.
Other Personal Characteristics
- Strong values, integrity, and character.
- Being resilient and resourceful with a high energy level.
- Willing to commit to serve in the role for a single 7-year term.
The GASB Chair is the only full-time GASB member. FAF offices are located in Norwalk, Connecticut.
401 Merritt 7
Norwalk, CT 06856
How to apply:
Qualified candidates are encouraged to indicate interest as soon as possible by contacting the recruiter, Heidi Voorhees, President of GovHRUSA at HVoorhees@govhrusa.com. Application materials, including resume, cover letter and contact information for five references should be submitted no later than June 1, 2019 to www.GovHRjobs.com. Tel. 847-380-3240
Part-Time Accountant | Village of Hinsdale
Posted on Apr 9, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
DATE: April 9, 2019
DEPARTMENT: Finance Department
REPORTS TO: Assistant Finance Director
PAY GRADE: Part-Time (Up to 29 hours per week)
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
STARTING SALARY: $29.00/hour +/-DOQ
Provide supervision and review of accounting internal controls, maintain the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, prepare financial reports and schedules, and provide other financial assistance as needed.
- Performs the reconciliation of bank accounts monthly and verifies bank balance with general ledger.
- Responsible for the creation and data entry of journal entries required as part of the monthly financial closing process. Prepares adjusting and accrual entries in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; prepares cash and investment, capital project, debt, interfund and operating transfer schedules.
- Assists in the coordination of timely month-end and year-end closing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility billing and general ledger computer systems. Reconciles subsidiary ledgers and accounting systems to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
- Maintains fixed asset records and prepares schedules for the audit.
- Assists with the preparation of the Annual Budget, Five-Year Capital Plan, and monthly Treasurer’s Report.
- Assists with the annual audit including the preparation of confirmations, work papers and required schedules and tables. Assists with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
- Maintains accounting schedules for all grant activity for the Village.
- Other duties as assigned.
The work environment includes an office setting. The noise level is usually quiet.
Regularly required to sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The position requires prolonged periods of concentration. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Equipment used includes, but is not limited to, personal computer with a Windows operating system, Microsoft Office suite, printer, copy machine, fax machine and calculator.
The position is part-time and will work up to 29 hours per week. The schedule may be flexible.
- Becomes familiar with and observe all applicable safety and security policies/procedures.
- Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.
- Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately.
- Recommends improvements to safety and security practices.
- Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required (Bachelor’s in accounting preferred).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Discretion when handling confidential information.
- Working knowledge of accounting and generally accepted accounting principles.
- Knowledge of internal control procedures.
- Knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning.
- Knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions.
- Ability to prepare and analyze financial reports.
- Ability to prioritize, organize and complete required duties in a timely and accurate manner.
This position participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Paid time off is available after one year of continuous employment.
- The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and background check.
- The position is open until filled. The position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed.
19 E. Chicago Ave
Hinsdale, IL 60521
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.villageofhinsdale.org/jobs for a job application. The Village is an EOE employer.
Accountant | Village of Mount Prospect
Posted on Apr 5, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The Village of Mount Prospect is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accountant in the Finance Department. This full time position works under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor.
Job duties include maintaining general and subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, compiling monthly financial reports and month end closings. Position also assists in the preparation of the annual budget and audit.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and three years of progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably in a government environment. CPA (or attainment within two (2) years from start date) is required. Candidates should possess knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and data analytic skills using Excel, have excellent organization skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.
The Village of Mount Prospect offers an excellent benefits package with a beginning salary range of $62,500 - $67,500. Actual starting salary will depend upon individual qualifications of the successful candidate.
50 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
How to apply:
Please e-mail resume, cover letter and application to Lynn Jarog, Deputy Director of Finance, email@example.com. Application forms and a full job description are available for download at www.mountprospect.org/employment. This position will be open until it is filled. EOE.
Part-Time Human Resource Coordinator | Glen Ellyn Park District
Posted on Apr 4, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking a highly motivated, organized, multi-tasker, with ability to work well with others, who would be responsible for supporting various human resource related job functions throughout the park district, including assisting with bi-weekly payroll, assisting in the recruitment and training of employees, maintaining the park district’s employee policy manual and managing the overall employee benefit package of the park district.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide administrative support of the District’s overall human resource function, including special projects, variety of paperwork, recommending improvements, recruiting, and employee relation issues.
- Function as a backup to the Accounting Supervisor in their absence.
- Process background checks, driver abstracts, and other aspects of the employment and onboarding process.
- Conduct new hire orientations and trainings as assigned.
- Manage the employee performance evaluation process.
- Manage the District’s employment application process while also managing and maintaining job announcements throughout the park district including the District’s online application site.
- Assist in managing employee programs including but not limited to rewards, recognition, and apparel.
- Assist with the processing and distribution of W-2 & 1099 forms.
- Assist in the District’s annual audit process.
- Track employee hours worked for eligibility towards IMRF, employee insurance benefits, and program discount eligibility.
- Update and maintain the Personnel Policy Manual for both full-time and part-time employees.
- Suggest improvements for processes, and procedures to support the District’s human resources function.
- Assist with and support the risk management program of the Park District.
- Manage and maintain employee time-off accruals.
- Maintain mandated federal and state job-site postings.
- Maintain compliance with OSHA requirements.
- Assist the Finance Supervisor with payroll and accounts payable functions as needed.
The ideal candidate would have at least three (3) years of related human resource experience. Candidates should possess the ability to work independently, solve problems comprehensively, and perform in a fast-paced environment, detail oriented and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Proficiency in the use of computers and office machines is required. Excellent understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. is required. Experience using Springbrook accounting software a plus, but not required. Proficiency in written communication including clear writing, grammar, punctuation spelling and vocabulary. Ability to provide excellent internal and external customer service, strong verbal skills, organizational skills, advanced planning and analytical ability. Capability to utilize initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize, organize and coordinate work activities.
Approximately 24-28 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible and can vary depending on the candidate and the park district's needs.
185 Spring Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
How to apply:
Interested candidates should apply online at:
https://www.applitrack.com/gepark/onlineapp/ You are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume. This position is eligible for a defined benefit pension plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Glen Ellyn Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assistant Director of Finance | City of Wheaton, IL
Posted on Apr 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The City of Wheaton is seeking a strategic and service oriented professional to join the finance team as the Assistant Director of Finance. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance and assists in the administration, planning, and organization of the City’s financial and accounting activities. This position supervises the daily operations of the department including: payroll, accounts payable, cashiering, and utility billing.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assist the Director of Finance in the preparation of the Annual Budget, Capital Improvement Plan and Five-Year Financial Forecast.
- Coordinate and supervise the preparation and maintenance of accounting ledgers and reports; review the recording of financial accounting transactions; and review all accounting ledgers, financial records, bank statements, and monthly financial reports.
- Responsible for coordinating and completing the annual City audit and other various financial reports and filings.
- Assist in formulating and implementing goals and objectives for the Finance Department; prepare and update department policies and procedures.
- Manage liability insurance activities; receive and resolve claims reported to the City; maintain and track claims; and coordinate with departments on liability issues and procedures.
- Coordinate hiring of new employees along with the Human Resources department: provide training, counseling, and resolve personnel issues; and prepare and perform annual evaluations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and other City departments.
- Demonstrate excellent listening, verbal, and written skills when communicating with co-workers, department heads and the public.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and three (3) years’ experience working in local government with at least one (1) year experience in a managerial position. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered. CGFO or CPA are encouraged. Prior knowledge and experience with budgeting and financial reporting, accounting, auditing, and cash management are preferred. Qualified candidates will have advanced level word processing, spreadsheet and database software application skills and experience with financial and investment software applications.
Salary: Starting rate of pay is dependent upon qualifications. The City of Wheaton also offers a competitive benefit package including excellent health insurance plans, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and a comprehensive wellness program.
303 W Wesley St
Wheaton, IL 60187-0727
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Wheaton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For a copy of the IGFOA W-9 Form, email your request to email@example.com.