Village of Lake Zurich - Accountant


The Village of Lake Zurich has an immediate need for qualified candidates for the position of Accountant. The Accountant will report directly to Accounting Supervisor and will be required to process confidential information and perform a variety of professional and technical duties that are complex in nature in a variety of accounting functions.

The starting salary for this position is $59,000 – $62,000 annually.  The typical work period is 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform technical and complex duties related to accounting
  • Review and modify general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and adjust journal entries
  • Perform account analysis and reconciliation including bank statements and intercompany general ledger accounts
  • Maintain general ledger chart of accounts
  • Assist with internal control evaluations
  • Post monthly, quarterly, and yearly accruals
  • Assist with budget preparation for the Village
  • Full responsibility for payroll


  • Must possess a high level of integrity, confidentiality and good professional judgment
  • Must be self-motivated and require little direct supervision
  • Must possess good communications skills
  • Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other Department employees
  • Must be able to interact courteously and professionally with public, employees, and vendors
  • Must possess the ability to use a computer using a Windows operating systems and various word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent
  • 2 years previous accounting experience in a similarly sized organization
  • Prior governmental accounting or fund accounting experience or any combination of education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position is desirable

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment
  • Ability to see to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to hear and speak to exchange information on the phone or in person
  • Ability to move/lift related equipment

The Village of Lake Zurich complies with all federal and state laws regarding discrimination and equal employment opportunity.


Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Division of Human Resources, Village of Lake Zurich, 70 E. Main St., Lake Zurich, IL 60047, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Position open until filled, first review to be done May 7, 2018.