Senior Accountant | Village of Elk Grove

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

The Senior Accountant assists the Department Head and Assistant Finance Director with ensuring proper financial accounting and disclosure of all Village financial transactions. This position provides staff assistance and detailed research, identifying and analyzing data and other projects as required, in a professional and confidential manner.  The position is under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director.   The Senior Accountant position is open due to a recent promotion.

The Senior Accountant helps maintain, examine and reconcile the general ledger and all supporting records, documents, and financial data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and established legal and budgetary requirements.  The position may research authoritative literature and recommend proper accounting and financial reporting treatment of Village transactions.   Examples of typical assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Compiles detailed accounting reports for various Federal and State agencies.
    • Serves as backup for preparing payroll, pension, accounts payable, and miscellaneous distributions.
    • Assists in coordination of month end, fiscal, and calendar year end processes. 
    • Prepares schedules for the annual financial audit and works closely with the Village’s independent auditors and Assistant Finance Director.

Education, Experience and Training:

Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or closely related field and three or more years of progressively responsible experience.  Proficiency in software applications, databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office required (experience with Executime and Munis accounting software a plus). Certified Public Accountant a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Considerable knowledge of  governmental accounting standards and practice; considerable knowledge of governmental regulations pertaining to accounting and payroll practices; knowledge of banking practices; knowledge of the application and uses of data processing as they apply to accounting and auditing standards.

The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form is required.  The position has contact with the Department Heads and various supervisory and non-supervisory personnel from all departments.

HOURS OF WORK:        37.5 hours per week 

COMPENSATION:         $65,791 to $92,759 Annually

OPENING DATE:           Monday, January 13th, 2020

CLOSING DATE:           Monday, February 10th, 2020 or Until Filled

Village of Elk Grove


Village of Elk Grove
Elk GroveIL 
United States

How to apply

To Apply, candidates must visit, go to Open Jobs on top of the home page, and select the Senior Accountantposition. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Monday, February 10th, 2020. Attach your cover letter, resume and references, as indicated.

All other inquiries should be directed to the Office of Human Resources: 901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007. E-mail:  Tel: 847-357-4020.

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