DuPage County Health Department Finance Department
 Wheaton, Illinois
Job Description

The DuPage County Health Department is accepting applications for an Accountant position to support the Finance/Accounting Team, Department Leadership and Program Managers. This position will provide direct support to the Accounting Manager, perform a variety of general and grant accounting tasks, collaborate with the Finance/Accounting team and Managers responsible for internal and grant budgets. This position will report directly to the Accounting Manager.

This position works out of our Wheaton location, and is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) benefited position. The regular schedule for this position includes working from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Can you say benefits? This position offers a full, DuPage County, benefit package which includes 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation per year and paid sick time. This is also a pension eligible position and we are a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

  • Maintains fiscal records through the application of professional accounting principles and methods
  • Maintains and reconciles funds allocated and disbursed
  • Performs grant accounting functions including billing, reconciliation, reporting and grant close outs
  • Reconciles cash balances for grants
  • Maintains fiscal records and documents for auditors
  • Verifies accuracy of computer reports
  • Maintains ledger
  • Establishes and maintains cost accounting systems
  • Performs high level analytical exercises
  • Provides fiscal support for all levels of the management team
  • Assists in preparation of the annual budget
  • Assists with the preparation of special accounting reports
  • Supports the month end close process
  • Aids in the preparation of various reports related to federal funding
  • Reconciles and prepares schedules in support of the annual audit
  • Participates in emergency response activities as assigned

Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and three years of accounting experience, including some experience in government accounting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

CPA certification is desired, but not required.