Village of Lisle

Community & Position Summary
The Village of Lisle is seeking an ambitious accountant to join the dynamic finance team. This individual will report to the Financial Services Director. The Accountant is responsible for performing a variety of complex analytical and technical functions related to general accounting, budget development, purchasing, financial reporting and other fiscal activities. The successful candidate for this position will possess a strong attention to detail, prioritize accuracy, be able to communicate effectively, and openly collaborate in a team environment.

Lisle is a vibrant and dynamic community located in Chicago’s western suburbs with a high quality of life. Called “The Arboretum Village,” the community is situated along the prestigious I-88 Corporate Corridor just 26 miles west of Chicago’s loop in DuPage County. With a nature-themed downtown, Lisle is home to 750 businesses located in a variety of business districts including corporate headquarters of AST, Navistar, REMPREX, Molex, SunCoke Energy and Leeco Steel. Lisle has beautiful neighborhoods, three full-service hotels, Benedictine University, a growing local/independent restaurant scene, extensive recreational opportunities through the Lisle Park District, and excellent schools all within just a short train ride to downtown Chicago.

Key Competencies
Strong knowledge of modern principles and practices of governmental accounting; comprehensive knowledge of general accounting concepts and practices.

Demonstrate problem solving abilities, professionalism, and attention to detail, completing work with the highest level of accuracy.

Maintain and develop appropriate accounting processes, including review of internal controls and best practices, through analyzing current procedures and recommending changes

Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment, and take initiative.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and make constructive recommendations to improve overall departmental efficiency.

Strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions; knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Maintain an awareness of emerging technologies and potential applications to provide support to the department.

Familiarity with and comfort using computers, financial software, database management, related web-based software programs, generation of internal and external communications, data compilation, and analysis.

Principal Responsibilities
Performs general accounting procedures to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial information; identifies and resolves any financial discrepancies.

Prepares and processes journal entries and prepares monthly and periodic financial reports.

Completes monthly bank reconciliations; coordinates and resolves various banking issues.

Responds to financial inquiries; provides technical support where needed. Collaborates with staff across the organization to improve work flows and contributes to process improvements.

Creates and maintains spreadsheets, databases, and records to support the department operations.

Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.

Supervises department personnel; participates in the hiring of and recommending candidates for hire; provides instruction and training; plans, coordinates, assigns and reviews work; maintains standards; and evaluates performance.

Assesses professional development needs for personnel by providing growth opportunities and cross training.

Manages the Accounts Payable function. Prepares the bi-monthly invoice list for consideration by the Village Board. Serves as backup to invoice processing.

Assists with ensuring compliance with the Village’s purchasing policy, including the review and completion of requisitions and purchase orders; conducts periodic reviews of purchasing policies and procedures.

Serves as backup to payroll processing and reviews and approves payroll prior to final submittal.

Accountable for recording the cost of newly acquired fixed assets, tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets.

Reports unclaimed assets to the State.

Assists with the annual audit and the preparation of the annual Treasurer’s Report.

Conducts financial analysis by monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing current and historical financial and budget information. Analyzes trends, prepares financial forecasts; summarizes and interprets the results of financial analysis; and provides possible alternatives for consideration.

Coordinates the generation of Accounts Receivable invoices and statements.

Assists in the development and implementation of departmental financial policies, procedures, and strategies.

Manages and coordinates the Village’s purchasing card program.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting or closely related field. Two to four years recent work experience; experience in a municipal government or public body preferred.

Physical Demands
The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include regularly talking, hearing, traveling from place to place, handling objects, and reaching with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies that weigh up to 25 pounds as well as operate office machinery.

Ability to perform a variety of physical and mental skills including but not limited to standing or sitting for extended periods of time, reading and writing, preparing and presenting material in a formal setting, performing complex mathematical computations, making sound decisions and using good judgment and demonstrating intellectual and communication capabilities.

Notice
The Accountant assists other staff members with special projects as needed. This job description is not intended to provide a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Accountant. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation
This position is FLSA non-exempt with an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days. Starting salary range for this position is $67,188-$79,786 dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $67,188-$92,383.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes will occur on February 6, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.villageoflisle.org and submit an application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to hr@villageoflisle.org. Please reference Accountant in the subject line of your email.

Post Offer Requirements
Post-offer candidates should be prepared to take a physical evaluation, including a drug screening, and undergo a thorough background investigation.

For more information, contact:

Patti Anderson
panderson@villageoflisle.org
(630)271-4146

To apply for this job email your details to panderson@villageoflisle.org