Accountant

Accountant

Nature of Work

Assists with preparation of financial reports and day to day tasks that are financial in nature. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Controller.  Represents the Controller when necessary. This is an exempt, salaried position.

Examples of Duties

Preparation of pertinent financial reports to District management. Assists with payroll and accounts payable related duties which may include preparation and/or review depending on District staffing needs. Prepares for the annual audit.  Works collaboratively with the Controller and the Senior Management Team to assist with District insurance policies including health, workers compensation, property, liability & vehicle coverages.  Collaborates with the Controller to invest District funds. Prepares standard and ad hoc supporting documentation for union negotiations, budgeting, and other District matters. Prepares accounting schedules and related general ledger adjustments. Acts as a backup to the Controller.

DESIRABLE Qualifications

Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Professional certification desirable.  One to five years experience in Governmental Accounting or similar.  Experience in budgeting, cash management, investments, insurance, audit, and internal controls. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with third party payroll providers, Sage based accounting systems, and fixed asset software is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, internal controls development and review, and business administration.  Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Must be tech savvy and be comfortable learning new software and troubleshooting. Ability to work independently, with others and the public.  Must possess and exhibit good communication and interpersonal skills.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation ranges from $60,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on experience.

Includes excellent fringe benefits:

  • Several Health Insurance Plans to choose from
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 9 Paid Holidays Plus 4 Floating Holidays
  • IMRF Pension Plan
  • Employer Paid Group Term Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Voluntary Life Insurance Plans
  • Professional Development Certifications

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the Employment Application below.

Employment application
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Once you have completed the application, you may return it to us using any one of these methods.  Please include any cover letter or resume you may have.

Email
careers@foxmetro.dst.il.us

Fax
630-892-4394

Mail
Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Attn: Patrick J. Divine, Human Resources Coordinator
682 State Route 31
Oswego, IL 60543

 

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