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Accountant II

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Accountant II

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5PM

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 14 with a minimum of  $49,575. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by assisting with all accounting functions including payables, receivables, monthly and year-end accounting procedures, and financial statements preparation. Work is distinguished by the ability to play an integral role in many key phases of the annual budget process and year-end processing.  General supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in accounting with a minimum of four years general accounting experience, which includes general ledger, knowledge of chart of accounts and financial reporting or or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Considerable knowledge of  financial software.
  3. Considerable analytical skills
  4. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  5. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  6. Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  7. Working skills in verbal and written communication.
  8. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  9. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.


Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

    1. Prepare and analyze month-end financial statements for the ECC Foundation.
    2. Manage, build and/or run reports as required, including financial statements for the President’s office.
    3. Prepare and analyze monthly reimbursements and quarterly status reports for disbursement to the appropriate grant agencies.
    4. Prepare the Grant Monitoring report for the ECC Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis and prepare year end grant close out reports.
    5. Assist with the preparation of the annual budget.
    6. Weekly importation of electronic check files.
    7. Perform monthly file uploads from various departments and external vendors.
    8. Analyze and prepare journal entries for Elgin Community College and the ECC Foundation and grants.
    9. Filing of IRS Federal and Illinois State tax forms.
    10. Prepare, create and reconcile audit schedules and generally assist public auditors with annual audit.
    11. Inventory and tracking of fixed assets.
    12. Provide technical assistance to staff with regards to the computer accounting applications (Colleague).
    13. Act as a back-up to the Accounting Specialist II.
    14. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
    15. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
    16. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
    17. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
    18. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality


Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.


Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet Conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 01/14/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 01/24/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human resources Department. Determination on request for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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