Accounting Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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Average Salary for Accounting Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) Accounting Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $42,186.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Accounting Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $20.28.

The average bonus of a(n) Accounting Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $713.00.

Job Description:

Prepares and keeps financial and business transaction data up-to-date, applying accepted procedures, and prepares reports to ensure accurate accounting records. Performs complex clerical and entry-level accounting activities. Compiles and checks source documents, such as vouchers, invoices, purchase orders, and cash receipts, for completeness and accuracy, and prepares reports. Verifies and posts details of business transactions to appropriate ledgers and journals, and totals accounts. Computes and records charges, refunds, cost of lost or damaged goods, freight charges, rentals, and similar items. Receives and counts cash; maintains cash book or other control records. Prepares computer input forms for processing of transaction data. Compares print-outs against source documents and journal entries to verify accuracy, and prepares input forms to reconcile errors. Periodically reviews records and subsequent computer printouts to balance accounts and to identify suspense items or delinquent accounts requiring further action. Files and maintains clerical records, and reports pertinent information to accounting and bookkeeping or technical operations. Prepares and mails bills or statements, or prepares lists of outstanding bills payable. Performs such other duties as may be assigned. Assists in balancing accounts by running tapes, proofreading, etc.; prepares summary of balances, cost information, or other reports as requested for supervisor's use in preparing financial statements. May proofread and post operations progress or other reports and make a monthly summary or recap of such reports as needed. May type vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records. May reconcile bank statements. May audit and proof accounting or other reports for clerical accuracy and conformance to departmental, county, and state procedures. Less

Prepares and keeps financial and business transaction data up-to-date, applying accepted procedures, and prepares reports to ensure accurate accounting records. Performs complex clerical and entry-level accounting activities. Compiles and checks source documents, such as vouchers, invoices, purchase orders, and cash... More

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