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Village of Downers Grove, Accounting Supervisor

Village of Downers Grove
Accounting Supervisor

The Village is accepting applications for an Accounting Supervisor, who, under the general
direction of the Assistant Finance Director, is responsible for managing all accounting-related
functions in the Finance Department. This role will focus on preparing and managing the daily,
monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting responsibilities. A successful candidate will have
strong supervisory, analytical, and organizational skills, along with an advanced knowledge of
accounting principles, practices, and procedures.

Major Duties and Functions:
● Prepares monthly bank and investment reconciliations, general ledger, and other
subsidiary ledger reconciliations.
● Coordinates month-end procedures, prepares journal entries, and completes and
analyzes the monthly financial statements.
● Records debt service payments.
● Maintains fixed assets and depreciation-related schedules.
● Prepares the monthly and quarterly sales tax reports promptly.
● Works closely with the Grants Coordinator on tracking the grant-related revenues and
● Supervises the Accounting Specialist to provide guidance, assign work, evaluate
performance and procedures, and resolve issues.
● Works closely with the Assistant Finance Director coordinating the audit process,
preparing and organizing the audit-related work-papers, and assisting in the preparation
of the statistical portion of the Annual Comprehensive Financial report.
● Prepares all other reports related to year-end processes.
● Prepares the quarterly expenditure reports for all departments and works with each
department to monitor spending.
● Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
● Knowledge of governmental accounting requirements and procedures.
● Ability to work under pressure and to adhere to tight deadlines.
● Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently, and also as part of a team.
● Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in applying and
following established procedures and in meeting deadlines.
● Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related
field. A minimum of five (5) years experience in accounting, with governmental accounting
experience preferred. In addition, this position requires advanced use of Microsoft Excel. Prior
experience with the Tyler Munis ERP system is preferred. CPA or MBA preferred.

Salary Range: $76,582 – $105,301, with a starting salary dependent on qualifications. The
Village provides an excellent benefits package, including health insurance, dental, vision, and
life insurance, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

APPLY NOW! Interested applicants may apply online at Only online
applications will be accepted, except for providing reasonable accommodations. Position open
until filled.

The Village of Downers Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, or for
assistance, please contact the Human Resources department at (630) 434-5500.


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