Village Accountant

Compensation

Starting salary is $75,000+ DOQ

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are seeking a qualified village accountant to complement its management team. The successful candidate will be committed to providing outstanding customer service, have high ethical standards, have a strong attention to detail and accuracy and be able to communicate effectively. This position requires minimally three years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and reporting. Experience within a municipal organization or not-for-profit organization that uses fund accounting is desirable. Must have the ability to learn and use management information systems at an advanced level, and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point).
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Working with a staff of four full-time employees and 1 part time employee in the finance and administration department in customer service
  • General ledger accounting and reconciliation
  • Payroll
  • Utility billing
  • Cash receipts
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Prepare required analysis, documentation, and disclosures supporting the Village’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Prepares the monthly and quarterly financial report
  • Maintains the financial accounting system
  • Supports the preparation of the annual budget
  • Establishes and maintains cash controls
  • Responsible for preparation of the annual treasurer’s report and related filings
  • Works on special projects as assigned
  • Responsible for ensuring courteous and efficient service to Village residents and staff.

This position reports to the Accounting Manager/Finance Director and applicant must have the ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and initiative. This position is classified as a full-time, exempt position. Post-offer drug test and background check is required. Starting salary is $75,000+ DOQ. Excellent benefits package.
 
The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to Village of Westchester attention: Stefan Hanus and Greg Hribal, 10300 W Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60154 or email electronic submission here.
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