Village of Elk Grove

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, (pop. 33,127) is a strategically located, progressive community that is home to the largest consolidated business park in North America.  Elk Grove Village is located in Cook and DuPage Counties adjacent to O’Hare International Airport, and is home to approximately 3,600 businesses located in its 5.4 square mile Business Park.   The Village of Elk Grove Village has surpassed being “The Most Business Friendly Community in America” to now being “Beyond Business Friendly.” 

Village of Elk Grove Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
The Senior Accountant assists the Department Head and Assistant Finance Director with ensuring proper financial accounting and disclosure of all Village financial transactions. This position provides staff assistance and detailed research, identifying and analyzing data and other projects as required, in a professional and confidential manner. The position is under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director.    The Senior Accountant helps maintain, examine and reconcile the general ledger and all supporting records, documents, and financial data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and established legal and budgetary requirements.  The position may research authoritative literature and recommend proper accounting and financial reporting treatment of Village transactions.   Examples of typical assignments include, but are not limited to: Compiles detailed accounting reports for various Federal and State agencies. Serves as backup for preparing payroll, pension, accounts payable, and miscellaneous distributions. Assists in coordination of month end, fiscal, and calendar year end processes.  Prepares schedules for the annual financial audit and works closely with the Village’s independent auditors and Assistant Finance Director. Minimum Requirements The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a closely related field and three or more years of progressively responsible experience.  Proficiency in software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing is required (experience with Executime and Munis accounting software a plus). A Certified Public Accountant is a plus. The position also requires considerable knowledge of governmental accounting standards and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental regulations pertaining to accounting and payroll practices; knowledge of banking practices; knowledge of the application and uses of data processing as they apply to accounting and auditing standards. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form is required.  The position has contact with the Department Heads and various supervisory and non-supervisory personnel from all departments. Compensation and Benefits The Salary range for this position is $62,621 to $88,289 annually Elk Grove offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plans, and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays, and sick time.   All other inquiries should be directed to the Office of Human Resources: E-mail:  Tel: 847-357-4020.