General Accountant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

To get your salary data, use the search bar below or browse by job, city, or state.
loading...

Job title is required

loading...

Job location is required.

Average Salary for General Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) General Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $68,826.

The average hourly rate of a(n) General Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $33.09.

The average bonus of a(n) General Accountant in Chicago, Illinois is $2,409.00.

Job Description:

Readies and maintains financial and business transactions, applying accounting principles, that include work that is analytical, evaluative, and advisory in nature and that requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice. Utilizes knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, principles, and terminology of accountancy, and often entails some understanding of such related fields as business law, statistics, and general management. Analyzes the effects of transactions upon account relationships. Evaluates alternative means of treating transactions. Plans the manner in which account structures should be developed or modified. Ensures the adequacy of the accounting system as the basis for reporting to management. Considers the need for new or changed controls. Projects accounting data to show the effects of proposed plans on capital investments, income, cash position, and overall financial condition. Interprets the meaning of accounting records, reports, and statements. Advises operating officials on accounting matters. Excludes paraprofessional accountants. Recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions in the accounting system and procedures. Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position. Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. At the fully competent level, may lead and coordinate activities of other lower level accountants, paraprofessionals, and/or clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks. May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting. Less

Readies and maintains financial and business transactions, applying accounting principles, that include work that is analytical, evaluative, and advisory in nature and that requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice. Utilizes knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, principles,... More

How helpful is this page?

Are you a(n) General Accountant?

Get a more personalized salary report now. Get Report

Average Salaries for Similar Jobs in Chicago, Illinois

View Salaries for General Accountant in Other Cities

Job Openings by Indeed job search

Results for General Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

ACCOUNTANT II - Chicago, IL

City of Chicago

Military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge....

View job on Indeed.com

Sr. Accountant -General Accounting - Chicago, IL

Morton Salt

The Senior Accountant is responsible for general accounting postings, analysis, and reconciliations spanning several Morton Salt companies (Morton Salt, Inc....

View job on Indeed.com

Senior Accountant - Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reconcile various general ledger accounts. Responsible for creating and processing monthly and year-end journal entries such as accruals, prepaids, allocations,...

View job on Indeed.com

General Accountant - IL Chicago - Chicago, IL

Ryerson

Ryerson & Son, Inc., one of the largest metals distributors in the US, is currently seeking a General Accountant to join our Corporate Accounting Department in...

View job on Indeed.com

Revenue Accountant - Chicago, IL

Market Track

General knowledge of accounting concepts. Market Track’s Revenue Accountant will be responsible for the day to day sales contract administration, revenue...

View job on Indeed.com

Discover How Much You
Should Be Paid

Work in Compensation or HR?    x