Job Opening – Fund Accountant

Fund Accountant

  • Jonesboro, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Union County Government

Job Description


To provide information, primarily financial in nature, regarding all government activities that will assist commissioners, department heads, and other users in making educated financial and economic decisions for the County’s future. Oversee filings including annual and quarterly reports, forms, and correspondence by ensuring accuracy of data presented.


  • Prepare financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information as needed for pro forma statements and budgets, reviewing data for accuracy; reconcile accounts; assist other employees with resolution of accounting issues/questions
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed, including special projects and compiling a variety of special reports
  • Assist to establish and maintain systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the County’s effectiveness, compliance, and efficiency
  • Respond to Treasurer as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate financial needs
  • Communicate with co-workers, commissioners, department heads, citizens, and others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)



The knowledge of generally accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and GASB reporting requirements (strong general ledger, accounts receivable, and banking working knowledge).  Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in a professional manner when dealing with employees and organizational contacts.  Competent computer skills to include advanced Excel skills required in order to perform essential functions listed above (e.g. charts, pivot table, vlookup, MS Excel functions).  Superlative problem-solving and analytical talent.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • Experience with Governmental Fund Accounting preferred
  • Minimum of 2 Years accounting experience

Additional Information

Please use the link provided to apply online.

Union County Government

Human Resources

309 West Market Street Room 113

Jonesboro, IL 62952

Union County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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