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Accounting Specialist II

Company: McLean County Government
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

AdvertisementPosition AnnouncementAccounting Specialist IIThe above position is available in the McLean County Treasurer & Tax Collectors Office, located in the McLean County Government Center, 115 E. Washington, Rm M101, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. This announcement is for employees and the general public.This full-time position is classified as a grade 7, with a starting salary of $17.8301 per hour. This position has a 37 hour week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.This position involves performing basic accounting and cash management functions for the McLean County Treasurers office. This financial position is critical to maintaining proper internal controls and segregation of duties within the office. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Reconciling bank statements to the countys general ledger system.
  • Reviewing and reconciling general ledger variances or settlement issues.
  • Tracking all outstanding checks and the final disposition of those outstanding items.
  • Assisting the Treasurer in monitoring the investment portfolio, collateral reports, collateral releases, audit work papers, and matters which require bank communication.
  • Assisting with a variety of duties vital to the property tax collection cycle.
  • Analyzing and performing basic accounting reconciliations in the general ledger system.
  • Engaging in direct and daily communication with the public and business community.Work is performed according to County ordinances, regulations, state law, and GAAP guidelines. Work requires considerable key stroke entry with a high level of accuracy, technical skill, independent judgment, and knowledge of basic accounting. Work is reviewed by a supervisor or Department Head for adherence to policies and procedures.Applicant must have:
    • Basic knowledge and experience in the principles and practices used in accounting activities
    • Knowledge and experience in computer based accounting software programs
    • Strong knowledge and ability to work in Excel, Word, and use 10 key calculator
    • Ability to research, analyze, and assess accounting transactions
    • Ability to communicate in a cooperative and professional manner orally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and two years of college level accounting or course work in accounting, finance, or business. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.A background check will be performed due to the responsibilities of this position.To apply for this position, click Apply Now at the top of this post. Your resume and cover letter must be uploaded at the time of application.McLean County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selection of an individual for this position is at the sole discretion of the County Treasurer.Department: County TreasurerJob Status: Full-TimeCloses On: January 23, 2020 at 04:30 PM CST

Keywords: McLean County Government, Bloomington , Accounting Specialist II, Accounting, Auditing , Bloomington, Illinois

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