• Community Support Services
  • Brookfield, IL
  • Accounting
  • Full-Time
  • 3649 Grand Blvd

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CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Staff Accountant.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Accounting Manager, the staff accountant is responsible for preparation of the semi-monthly payroll. This position also plays a supportive role in the general accounting function; including monthly close activities, account reconciliation and financial reporting. This role must be proficient in navigating an automated accounting system and other software applications to support efficient and effective financial reporting and analysis. This position applies accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices to a variety of accounting transactions.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • The staff accountant is responsible for timely and precise preparation of the semi-monthly payroll for approximately 155 employees.

  • For the purposes of billing, works closely with program coordinators to ensure the timely submission of timesheets, accurate calculation of hours worked and appropriate approvals.

  • Updates payroll records for changes to exemptions, direct deposits, deductions, and other related entry.

  • Prepares payroll-related journal entries and other reporting requests.

  • Reconciles payroll expenses to the IRS Form 941.

  • Resolves independently payroll discrepancies by analyzing data.

  • Address issues and questions from employees regarding payroll.

  • Maintains payroll operations by following organizational policies and procedures.

  • Maintains the security and confidentiality of employee records.

General Accounting:

  • Plays a role in the monthly close process including, but, not limited to the preparation of monthly journal entries and recording of cash receipts.

  • Performs general ledger account analysis and reconciles assigned accounts.

  • Supports the accounts payable function.

  • Assists the Accounting Manager with monthly cash receipt applications against established accounts receivable in financial system sub-ledger.

  • Assists with the monthly bank reconciliation process for all cash accounts.

  • Assists in the year-end audit process.

  • Performs other required duties assigned.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college.

  • Minimum of at least four years of experience working in an Accounting & Finance department; preferably in a not for profit environment.

  • Prefers experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser s Edge software systems.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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