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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Company: City of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

**Description:****BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT****ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN****Department of Finance (Multiple Divisions)****Cash Management (4), Grants and Project Accounting (4), Tax Policy and Administration (1), Utility Billing and Customer Service (3)****Number of vacancies:** 12**This position is open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union - AFSCME (BARGAINING UNITS 1, 3, 4, & 5).****BID INSTRUCTIONS:** **Apply on the bid site:** **https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en** **AND****1. Check the box on your profile titled "Currently employed by the City of Chicago"****2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled 'payee/employee number')****3. Select your correct bargaining unit****FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION**Under supervision, performs paraprofessional accounting and auditing duties and performs related duties as required**ESSENTIAL DUTIES**+ Posts transactions involving cash receipts, disbursements, and/or accounts payable and accounts receivable to ledgers+ Posts journal entries and verifies the availability of funds+ Reviews program contracts, budgets and budget amendments, and revisions for conformance to federal, state, and local government accounting requirements+ Prepares trial balances or periodic summary statements to verify the equality of debits and credits or to determine account balances+ Audits vouchers submitted for reimbursement by examining contracts, budgets, balance sheets and other documents to determine if costs are allowable+ Verifies computations on voucher extensions and waivers to contract provisions+ Interprets contract provisions in order to identify allowable and non-allowable expenditures+ Calculates totals and determines the appropriateness of supporting documentation+ Resolves problems regarding budget limitations, allocations, or modifications and prepares necessary documentation+ Provides technical assistance on the preparation of documents for reimbursement to contractors, subcontractors, or other agencies+ Maintains control ledgers, prepares routine financial reports and approves vouchers for payment+ May assist in preparing departmental program and operating budgets**_NOTE:_** _The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class_**Location:** Department of Finance121 N. LaSalle St. and 333 S. State St.Chicago, IL 60604**Days:** Monday through Friday**Hours:** 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM**THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE****Qualifications:**Two (2) years of paraprofessional accounting or auditing experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience**Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:**+ Previous work experience auditing and processing voucher payments+ Previous work experience with grant reimbursements+ Knowledge of governmental accounting standards and principles+ Knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement regulations+ Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel**SELECTION REQUIREMENTS**This position requires applicants to successfully complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.**ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.****The City of Chicago in an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.****City of Chicago Department of Human Resources**Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner**_Please_** **_note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm CST._** **_Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on February 6_** **_, 2023._**

Keywords: City of Chicago, Chicago , ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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