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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 6367 - EO Circuit Court Senior Accountant

Job Description

GRADE: 313

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in professional accounting and auditing work; supervises and reviews the work of a group of employees engaged in accounting and related activities; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class has responsibility for planning the work of a group of subordinate accountants and other clerical personnel in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office and for the independent performance of a professional accounting and administrative tasks in maintaining the centralized revenue and expenditure accounts of the department. An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of subordinate personnel. The Accounting Chief is available for consultation on difficult problems; however, the Senior Accountant is required to work on a production basis in the performance of professional accounting duties.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in accounting or other clerical activities
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Plans, develops and implements policy and procedures for the administration of departmental accounting, accounts receivable, billing, cash collections, accounts payable and payroll
• Performs general ledger accounting
• Prepares monthly financial reports for internal planning
• Maintains a current cost control
• Ensures availability of funds for payment of bills
• Reconciles cash and investments with balance
• Assists in budget preparation and performs budgetary accounting
• Advises on the use and source of funds
• Prepares various reports and studies as assigned
• Ensures that uniform accounting is maintained
• Maintains records of contracts
• Controls expenditures of budgets
• Advises on accounting problems
• Assists subordinate personnel with work problems
• Sets up procedures to maximize efficiency and cost savings
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Public accounting theory and practice
• Budget and fiscal procedures
• Preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports
• Effective supervisory principles and practices
• Data processing operations
• Management and leadership principals
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Analyzing, interpreting, and preparing financial statements and reports
• Developing appropriate methods to accomplish a variety of accounting transactions
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and two years of experience in professional accounting work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.