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Payroll Accountant

Village of Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
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The Village of Mount Prospect is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Payroll Accountant in the Finance Department. This newly created full time position works under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor. Job duties include preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll for Village employees, monthly payrolls for elected officials and pensioners, and special payrolls as needed. Preparation of payroll reports and deposits for federal, state, Medicare and Social Security contributions and other withholdings such as section 457 plans and wage deductions. Filing of federal and state withholding reports on a timely basis. Creates and reconciles schedules to the general ledger balances, analyzes accounts to determine the appropriateness of the balance. Maintains supporting documentation and develops or recommends adjustments to journal entries when necessary. Assists in the preparation of the annual Department of Insurance public safety pension report. Prepares monthly IMRF report and payment. Bi-weekly tracking of FLSA hours for affected employees. Compiles and generates W-2’s and 1099R’s at year-end and files all necessary reports in accordance with prescribed federal and state government requirements. Position also assists in the preparation of the annual budget and audit.


The Village of Mount Prospect offers an excellent benefits package with a starting salary range of $55,000 to $60,000. Actual starting salary will depend upon individual qualifications of the successful candidate.


Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and salary history to Lynn Jarog, Deputy Finance Director, Village of Mount Prospect by 5:00 P.M. Friday, November 10, 2017.






Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or other related field with major coursework in accounting. Candidate should also have taken coursework or participated in training in human resources and payroll practices through the American Payroll Association or equivalent association. Certified Payroll Professional designation is desirable. Minimum of 2 years of payroll experience with a working knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Candidates should possess knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, excellent organization skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.

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