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Job Title:

Project Accountant

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Downers Grove


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Position Overview

This Project Accountant must ensure that all contracts, supplements, and change orders are obligated with the State Comptroller on a timely basis for all Funds.
The Project Accountant received billings and invoices from contracts, consultants, and other vendors which have been approved for payment by the Tollway and processes them for payment in a timely manner.
They must ensure that all expense distributions are correct and is also responsible for completing the obligation process for contracts, supplements, change orders, and extra work orders with the State Comptroller for all Funds.
The Project Accountant must verify that all procedures and followed, that all paperwork conforms to State procedures, and all obligations are filed on a timely basis.
The Project Accountant is responsible for entering contract information into the SAMS system via access through IGPS, monitoring and verifying contract information in the Catapult database, and analyzing and resolving and discrepancies in the Monthly Obligation Reconciliation Report.
This individual must have excellent written and oral skills, organizational skills, analytical skills, be detailed-minded, have an aptitude for figures and take initiative.
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Job Requirements:

Skills and Experience (Required)

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Must have a minimum of four (4) years Accounts Payable experience.
Must have intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Must have basic/general experience in word processing, email and calendar applications.
Excellent written and oral skills, organizational skills, analytical skills, be detailed-minded, have an aptitude for figures and take initiative.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Education (Preferred)

Degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or Business Administration / Management.
An associate degree or above.
Skills and Experience (Preferred)

Experience working in Accounts Payable with contract obligation processes.
Experience working in Accounts Payable.
Experience in SAP/ERP (ECC) systems.
Experience in reconciliation, data analysis, and/or identifying variances.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
Proficient in Word and Outlook.
Experience with accounting system implementation, transition, and/or migration.
Experience in conflict resolution.


• Health Insurance coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) that starts date of hire for all full-time employees; includes a premium free health insurance plan option that allows coverage for employee and eligible dependents.
• Flexible Spending Account
• Basic Term Life & AD&D Insurance for all full-time employees effective 90 days after hire date.
• Paid Time Off.
• Participation in State Employees Retirement Systems (SERS) Pension Plan.
• Tuition Reimbursement.
• Employee Assistance Program.

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