Financial Services - Senior Accounting Clerk

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #1645
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Job Summary/General Purpose of Job

  • Prepares, verifies, and posts transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)

  • Prepares, verifies, and posts transactions to journals, ledgers, and other records.
  • Researches complex transactions, validates and balances input, and researches and responds to inquiries regarding transactions.
  • Review, verifies and inputs financial transactions including the examination of checks, invoices, requisitions, contraction, and other documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepares appropriate calculations, posts data to journals and ledgers in assigned area of accounting concentration.
  • Interfaces with vendors and departmental personnel to obtain information to verify or support records.
  • Assists in the collection of data and records in support of ad hoc requests and/or audits.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
  • At least two years of accounting experience or general administrative support experience.
  • Entry-level skill in Microsoft Excel and Word

Physical Requirements

  • Typical office work environment.

Extent of Travel Required in the Job

  • As a normal course of business, this job will typically require travel of less than 5% of the time.


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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $39,280.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $47,846.50
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  • ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America