Carpentersville, IL – Accountant

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    Misty Dodge

    Carpentersville, IL (38,138) encompasses 9 square miles and is located in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. Carpentersville has a diverse population with a wide range of cultures, races, and ethnicities.

    The Village of Carpentersville is a home-rule municipality and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Carpentersville is a full-service municipality operating a Fire Department as well as Water and Wastewater treatment facilities with 10,940 water/sewer utility accounts. Carpentersville employs approximately 165 full-time and 27 part-time employees in seven departments including Fire, Police, Public Works, Administration, IT, Finance, and HR. Carpentersville has a General Fund budget of $46,472,056 and an Enterprise budget of $18,407,642.

    This beautiful Fox Valley community offers a pleasant mix of small town charm with developed business, recreation, and social offerings creating a sense of community. Nearby highway access makes transportation and commuting more easily accessible for employment, entertainment, and travel.

    Position Summary
    The Accountant performs a variety of complex analytical, professional, administrative, and technical functions related to general accounting, budget and capital development, financial reporting, and resolving of operational problems. This position requires considerable knowledge of accounting, and ability to assist the Director of Finance and Assistant Director of Finance in accounting matters. The Accountant will perform technical and administrative accounting work in order to maintain the fiscal records and system of the Village.

    Position Requirements
    The Village of Carpentersville seeks an experienced and professional Accountant. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of accounting experience. Municipal finance experience is preferred, but not required.

    The successful candidate must also:
    • demonstrate professional conduct;
    • have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
    • be extremely detail oriented; and
    • demonstrate honesty, ethical actions and principles, and integrity;

    Compensation and Benefits
    The starting salary for the position is $70,000+ commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Village offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, IMRF pension, flexible spending accounts, pre-and post-tax retirement savings plans, and supplemental insurance benefits.

    How to Apply
    Candidates interested in applying for the position of Accountant should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Candidates should also complete an online application, or email a completed application to The position will remain open until filled.

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