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City of Joliet, Accountant



JOB POSTING #        49-23

POSTED:                    08/23/2023, 02:00 p.m.                        

EXPIRATION:           until filled                        

TITLE:                       Accountant (Position Code #1430)

SALARY:                   $70,000- $109,786


DIVISION:                 ACCOUNTING





This position assists in the administration of the financial activities of the City, including assisting the Payroll Administrator with bi-weekly payroll tasks, reporting, and related work as required.




Prepares Journal Entries;

Reconciles cash, investments, and fixed assets;

Reconciles subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger;

Compiles and prepares data for monthly reports;

Assists in the preparation of budgets, reports, presentations and other financial analyses;

Prepares year-end account confirmations and assists auditors in their review;

Reviews voucher requests from other divisions to ensure proper accounting of City payments;

Responsible for learning payroll procedures, supporting the payroll division, and acting as a backup as needed;

Periodically assists Customer Service Division;

Prepares and presents other information and reports, as needed;

Performs other related duties as required.




Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA and/or MBA preferred;

Minimum 3-5 years accounting experience, preferably with a public entity;

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Good knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices and their application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems with particular reference to municipal accounting;

Knowledge of in house payroll procedures;

Good computer and software skills related to automated financial management systems, spreadsheets, database, and word processing software;

Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting data and to develop pertinent financial data in the preparation of reports and statements;

Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing;

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other department heads and government officials.

Tyler Munis experience preferred but not required.




Valid State of Illinois Class D driver’s license;




Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related test may be required.


The duties listed above are only an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.


Applications are available at                                            



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