Senior Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Blue Island Finance Department
Location of position: 
Blue Island, IL
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Job Description: 

Responsible for the management, accounting and control of City fund expenditures. Directs the City’s financial books and records of accounts reflecting receipts, disbursements, assets, liabilities and financial position, as well as, reconcile bank statements and prepare monthly and annual Treasurer Report. Monitors fiscal state in relation to budget and management planning and assures that financial reporting and management decision-making is sound. Makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council concerning means of reducing City operating costs and increasing revenues based on market trends and government operating procedures. Prepares a schedule of all required closing entries, including the accounting information needed to complete the government-wide financial statements. Ensures that all applicable ordinances, rules, guidelines, and legal requirements are met in the execution of financial operations. Assumes primary responsibility for the timely execution of the Annual Appropriation Bill and Annual Tax Levy upon consultation with the executive staff and the Mayor. Assists in preparing analysis and comparison of actual budget with prior budget. Consults with the Mayor, City Clerk and the City Treasurer for purposes of reviewing estimated revenues and fund balances.