Accountant Jobs in Illinois

Develop and maintain financial records. Accountants compile and compute business budgets, implement accounts payable and receivable, and develop reports in order to determine ways to slash costs and boost income. They are also in charge of the paying the company’s taxes and completing returns in a timely and accurate manner.

Accountants need a strong technical understanding of software like QuickBooks or SAP Business Suite. They should also be skilled at creating and reading charts/diagrams, interpreting statistics, prioritizing, and multitasking.

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Itasca, IL
Accountant ). Recommended skills Job Costing General Ledger Billing Collections Accounts Receivable Generally Accepted Accounting Principles...
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GPAC - Greenup, IL
Assist in month-end closing, balance sheet reconciliations, and compiling data for financial reporting....
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GPAC - Robinson, IL
Assist in month-end closing, balance sheet reconciliations, and compiling data for financial reporting....
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GPAC - Kansas, IL
Assist in month-end closing, balance sheet reconciliations, and compiling data for financial reporting....
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Naperville, IL
Busy Mortgage Company is seeking an experienced bookkeeper/accountant....
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Signode - Glenview, IL
Recommended skills Financial Statements Balance Sheet General Ledger Fixed Asset Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Scheduling...
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Kutchins, Robbins and Diamond - Chicago, IL
We are looking for a public accountant with 2 + years' experience. Candidates should have strong experience in preparation of flow-through entities as well as individual and fiduciary tax returns....
1 day ago
Midlothian, IL
In the subject line, type Senior Accountant role RESPONSIBILITIES; - Responsible for maintaining the general ledger and producing financial statements for senior management. - Participate in monthly...
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Chicago, IL
entries related to significant transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions and financings....
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JLL - Chicago, IL
financial statement analyses Review commission calculations, ensuring accuracy of calculations and accruals Perform monthly balance sheet and income statement reconciliations in a timely and accurate...
1 day ago
Warrenville, IL
Produce accurate and timely financial statements as needed, including, if appropriate, FERC based financial statements....
19 hours ago
Power Solutions International - Wood Dale, IL
The Staff Accountant will assist the Accounting Manager by preparing journal entries and reconciliations for monthly general ledger close....
19 hours ago
Marquette Management - Wheeling, IL
Marquette Management, Inc. www.marquettemanagement.com one of the nations most innovative property management company, is seeking out an experienced accountant in Wheeling, IL....
20 hours ago
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Responsibilities held by the Staff Accountant include the preparation of monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation...
12 hours ago
Accounting Principals - Chicago, IL
Responsibilities Process invoices for payment GL coding Assist with 1099 preparation, set up new vendors Bank and credit card reconciliations Reviewing invoices for accuracy Assist with month end close...
11 hours ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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Salary for Accountant Jobs in Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Accountant jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.

$74,575

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Accountant positions.

Highest Education Level

Accountants in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (54.1%)
  • Master's Degree (27.6%)
  • Associate's Degree (6.9%)
  • High School or GED (5.4%)
  • Vocational or Certification (4.0%)
  • Doctorate Degree (1.0%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Accountants in Illinois
  • 2-4 years (47.2%)
  • Less than 1 year (22.4%)
  • None (7.8%)
  • 1-2 years (7.0%)
  • 6-8 years (6.1%)
  • 4-6 years (5.6%)
  • 10+ years (2.2%)
  • 8-10 years (1.8%)

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