Governmental jobs are dependent on a grade scale, the grade scale is larger than the entry salary, so there is room for increase with experience.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
This position performs a variety of accounting functions, such as:
Processing cash receipts
Preparing journal entries
Completing bank reconciliations
Month-end and year-end closing procedures
Annual audit-related duties
Preparation of a variety of financial reports
Assisting in maintaining accurate financial records
Investment tracking for all treasury functions
Tracking and assisting with grant funding
Performing related accounting tasks as assigned
In addition, you will research and help to implement the latest accounting standards, GASB pronouncements, Village policies and procedures, as well as accounting system modifications. You will also help facilitate communications between Finance and other Village departments. Must be able to maintain financial security by monitoring and adhering to internal controls.
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent.
Experience in governmental fund accounting a plus.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) desired, but not required.
Must have strong organizational and problem-solving 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.
The Village of Algonquin, home to approximately 29,700 residents, is nestled in the Fox River Valley in both Kane and McHenry counties and is conveniently located 45 miles from the Chicago Loop. The community provides residents and businesses an exceptional quality of life with recreational amenities, educational opportunities, and a mixture of numerous restaurants and shopping malls, which offer a variety of leisure time activities. In addition to providing a friendly and safe community, Algonquin believes in providing residents leisure opportunities involving the great outdoors. In total, there are 21 parks conveniently located throughout the Village to ensure adequate access to parks. Of special distinction, the Village continues to receive recognition for providing premier parks and trails for its residents as it has been named a “Tree City USA” for 25 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation and has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 18th consecutive year for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
The Village employs approximately 185 employees in four major service ...areas: General Services Administration, Community Development, Police, and Public Works. Each of these departments is further delineated into specific divisions that provide public services.