Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Village of Algonquin
Location of position: 
Algonquin, IL
Wage/Salary: 
$64,931.14 – $77,145.44
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
Job Description: 

CLOSING DATE: July 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. HIRING RANGE: $64,931.14 – $77,145.44, D.O.Q. HOURS PER WEEK: 40+ hours per week.

The Village of Algonquin, IL (Pop. 30,046) is seeking applicants for the position of Accountant for the General Services Administration Department.

GENERAL DUTIES: In this role you will be performing a variety of accounting functions, such as processing cash receipts, preparing journal entries, bank reconciliations, assisting with month-end and year-end closing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility billing, and general ledger systems, annual audit-related duties, preparing of a variety of financial reports, assisting in maintaining accurate financial records, assisting in daily cash receipts processing, cash management, investment tracking for all treasury functions, providing accounting direction and guidance to other Village departments for related grant requirements, and performing related accounting tasks as assigned. In addition, you will research and implement latest accounting standards, GASB pronouncements, Village policies and procedures, as well as accounting system modifications. Must be able to maintain financial security by monitoring and adhering to internal controls.

REQUIREMENTS: Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent. Three years of governmental fund accounting experience and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) desired, but not required. MUNIS enterprise resource planning software experience a plus.

Skills: Must have strong organization skills, the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy/attention to detail, knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines, proficiency using spreadsheets and other financial software tools, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, is key in this position. Must ensure best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Algonquin employment application, along with a resume. Applications can be downloaded from the Village’s website at www.algonquin.org. Completed applications can be submitted to: Human Resources at 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102, faxed to (847) 658-4564, or emailed to HR@algonquin.org. Please, no phone calls.

The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer within every definition of the concept. A copy of our Outreach Program is available upon request.