Lake County, Illinois Senior Accounting Specialist in Waukegan, Illinois

Senior Accounting Specialist

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Job Description

Location:3010 Grand Avenue, WaukeganWeekly Schedule:Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00 pm


Under general supervision performs work of routine difficulty and complexity in clerical tasks. The Senior Accounting Specialist’s duties involve working independently to perform complex financial tasks requiring the ability to research using various types and sources of financial information. Employees work with considerable independence, receiving general supervision from professional accountants, department heads, or other officials. Supervision may be exercised over Accounting Specialists and other clerical personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Enters accurate information into the accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, and payroll modules of the integrated financial system.

  • Enters, classifies, and process requisitions or purchase orders in the integrated financial system for supplies or services for the department.

  • Accurately receive items in the integrated financial system, when the goods or services are delivered.

  • Classifies and verifies invoices, employee reimbursements, and mileage for accuracy, proper approvals, and completeness prior to entry.

  • Schedules payments in the integrated financial system in order to take advantage of discounts for prompt payment.

  • Reviews and researches vendor payment information by using inquiry functions, vendor files, and running reports from the integrated financial system.

  • Review and research on a regular basis any open purchase orders.

  • Serves as a cashier receiving sums of money for licenses, fees and permits.

  • Makes bank deposits and enters cash information into the accounts receivable module of the integrated financial system.

  • Classifies receipts and expenditures according to a standard accounting classification.

  • Enters and maintains accurate payroll timekeeping information by monitoring reports and inquiring in the integrated financial system.

  • Assists with budget preparation and monitors expenditures against budgets using the integrated financial system reports.

  • Receipts, processes and files tax statements, County sale and redemption statements.

  • Computes interest, tax or balance due for billing or recording purposes.

  • Keeps time, material and equipment rental cost accounting records for capital improvement and maintenance projects.

  • Maintains complete files on regular accounts and correspondence; balances daily collections and disbursements by running reports in the accounts receivable system and balancing them to the data entered in the integrated financial system.

  • Maintains lease schedules on several leases to ensure payments are made promptly and accurately.

  • Answers correspondence and telephone inquires furnishing information to the public on a variety of matters.

  • Prepares, enters, classifies, and reconciles procurement card information.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills


  • Completion of a standard high school program.

  • Training in general business office and accounting procedures.

  • Minimum of four years of experience at a clerical accounting position, ten key, accurate data entry and ability to research information using a combination of an integrated financial system, database, spreadsheets and paper files.

Job Location

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Position Type



18.65 - USD

Applications will be accepted

This position is subject to close at anytime