Accountant - DOT.29013.8008

Department/Agency of position: 
Lake County Government Division of Transportation
Location of position: 
Libertyville, IL
$44,457 – $50,000
Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Job Description: 

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? If so, this position could very well be for you.

Becoming an Accountant at the Lake County Division of Transportation will allow you to be involved with other accountants, engineers, and maintenance workers within local government, ranging from consultants and municipalities to the State of Illinois. Your day will consist of maintaining the appropriation and revenue accounts postings; processing accounts payable invoices for payment; posting receivables; preparing and submitting requisitions and purchase orders; creating the original pay estimate for construction projects; completing the annual budget process; completing various internal and external audits; preparing and processing weekly, monthly, and annual accounting reports. 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. To be successful in this role individuals should have education or training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and one to five years of related accounting experience. Experience with Oracle Enterprise Accounting system is a plus. The candidate must have an excellent aptitude for numbers; good analysis skills; the ability to work well in a team environment; must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Suite; must also exercise sound professional judgment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders.

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 DOT. 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer