Entry-Level Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Location of position: 
Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Job Description: 

GFOA is seeking an entry-level professional with a degree in accounting to perform reviews of state and local government financial statements as a program associate in GFOA’s Technical Services Center.  Candidates should possess a keen interest in developing specialized expertise in accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments. The successful candidate will work as part of a professional and administrative staff of 17, reviewing and analyzing financial reports submitted by state and local governments to the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) and other GFOA award programs. This position also provides technical assistance to preparers of those documents. Long-range opportunities include instructing training seminars and writing technical articles and publications. The position provides an excellent opportunity for national exposure to government finance as it is practiced at the state and local levels.

Minimum Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to:
Beth Aldana
HR Manager
Government Finance Officers Association
203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601


About GFOA
For over a century, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has been dedicated to promoting excellence in state and local government financial management. GFOA has been accomplishing this mission by identifying and developing the highest quality financial policies and practices and promoting them to the public through education, training, and leadership. The association’s nearly 20,000 members in the United States and Canada rely upon GFOA to provide timely information, practical educational opportunities, high quality professional publications, and the latest information on best practices.