Accountant III | Lake County Government

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you.  Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.  Do you have a background in accounting procedures and principles?  If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Accountant III – Finance and Administrative Services
Location: Waukegan, IL 
Salary: $58,991 - $75,764.32

Job Summary:  As an Accountant within Finance and Administrative Services, you will be responsible for conducting analysis and accounting research, assisting with the audit, performing reconciliations and assuring compliance with Lake County Policies and Procedures. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County, which consists of more than 30 departments and divisions.  Being able to build working relationships with employees and the public is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

In this position, you will work directly with the Lake County Controller to support financial functions.  Using your quantitative skills and accounting knowledge, you will document transactions, summarize financial status, reconcile discrepancies and prepare financial reports. In addition, this position will support month-end and year-end close and assist in producing the Lake County budget, and provide accounting support to various County departments.

In order to be successful in this role you must have thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles, along with experience in general ledger functions and accounting software.  You should have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and five (5) to eight (8) years of experience.  

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!   

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Finance and Administrative Services page.  To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos

If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Lake County Government


18. N County Street
WaukeganIL  60085
United States

How to apply

Application are accepted on the Lake County Career Site:

Lake County Government
Accountant III
Waukegan, IL

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