Accountant III | Lake County

Posted on Dec 1, 2021 and open until Jan 31, 2022.

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role with excellent benefits and career growth opportunities, Lake County is seeking an Accountant in our Finance Department. The Accountant III position is a professional position 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 Deputy Finance Director to support financial functions.

 Using your quantitative skills and accounting knowledge, you will document transactions, summarize financial status, reconcile discrepancies and prepare financial reports. The core duties of this position are performed in a general office environment; limited remote work may be permitted. Depending on the assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all the following duties and perform related duties as assigned:

  •  Performs accounting functions of the County in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Reviews current year’s financial performance against historical performance and current year budget and investigates variances.
  • Updates monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting checklists, and ensures timely completion.
  • Prepares journal entries to General Ledger accounts as well as performing accounts receivable and accounts payable functions.
  • Prepares schedules related to capital assets, revenues and expenses.

Lake County


18 North County St
WaukeganIL  60085
United States

How to apply

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. 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!

Any offer of employment is contingent upon 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.

Applications may be filed online at

Lake County
Accountant III
Waukegan, IL

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