Senior Accountant, Governmental

John Kasperek Co., Inc. (JKC) a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm located in Mokena and Calumet City, Illinois (suburbs 20 miles south of Metropolitan Chicago), was founded in 1989 to serve the financial needs of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. Led by accomplished governmental consulting expert - founder and managing partner John Kasperek, Jr., CPA - our talented team of Certified Public Accountants and professional staff provide customized services to local units of government, not-for- profit organizations, corporations and individuals. The firm's truly unique expertise is rooted in extensive experience through our municipal and educational auditing and consulting engagements. As a boutique company, JKC's attention to detail and hands-on service from all levels of the firm is well received by our clients, and our team is highly motivated and dedicated to their continued success.

Key Responsibilities:

John Kasperek Co., Inc. seeks an energetic Senior Accountant to work in a fast-paced, agile environment. The Senior Accountant will provide timely, high quality client consulting services to meet their wide range of needs. The Senior Accountant will deliver disciplined internal controls guidance to clients to reduce fraud risk, as well as assisting with grant compliance, budget analysis, customized reporting to Boards and Committees, and much more.

The Senior Accountant must have a minimum 3 years of experience working in a governmental accounting capacity and will perform the following duties:

  • Develop an understanding of the client's needs and expectations
  • Develop sufficient technical knowledge to perform consulting tasks specific to the client and work independently as needed
  • Lead Associates through the consulting process, including bookkeeping, payroll, internal controls, budgeting, and coordinating related deliverables with external auditors
  • Review substantive and analytical procedures in assigned areas
  • Facilitate field work and monitor and report job time budget
  • Establish relationships and open lines of communication with clients to ensure proper coordination
  • Anticipate and address client concerns and communicate issues to manager
  • Understand and apply JKC’s consulting approach
  • Communicate control deficiencies to manager and the client
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Recognize and inform management of opportunities to increase types of services to clients
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
  • Engage in firm networking opportunities with clients and prospects

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Completed the requisite 150 hours in order to sit for CPA Exam
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in governmental accounting
  • Understanding of GAAP, GAAS and GASB regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accounting licensure

Applicants for employment must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa. JKC offers a competitive salary based on experience level, a comprehensive benefits package and a professional, friendly office environment with tremendous opportunity for further growth. The firm also offers partial work from home and flexible scheduling.

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  • Our Clients

    Our Clients

    Our client list at John Kasperek Co., Inc. features a wide range of significant audit work including local governments, townships, school districts, municipal pension funds, not-for-profit organizations and common interest real estate associations. In addition, we also serve a variety of small business S-Corporations, Partnerships and individuals.

    We are happy to provide contact information for referrals upon request. Here is a sample of our client list.

  • Our Staff

    Our Staff

    Our team at John Kasperek Co., Inc., Certified Public Accountants is dedicated to providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local government, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, corporations and individuals.

    Managing Partner John Kasperek, Jr. has developed our team of professionals with an excellent working knowledge of the accounting principles and current standards to provide the highest level of excellence to our clients. Well known throughout Chicagoland area for his diverse expertise in all aspects of accounting, John has built a thriving company that serves the critical needs of the south suburban and northwest Indiana region.

    Please feel free to reach out to John or the rest of our team at John Kasperek Co., Inc. any time for answers to your questions. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (708) 862-2262.

  • Our News

    Our News

    In order to better serve our clients, partners, friends and colleagues, John Kasperek Co., Inc. will issue a new monthly digital newsletter with relevant financial and accounting information, changes to auditing standards and procedures, news and announcements from our firm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be added to our digital newsletter distribution list.

    Additionally, we recently created an informative, consumer-focused accounting blog titled Your Friends that Count that is posted online at and is distributed through Facebook and LinkedIn.

    We will post press releases, announcements and stories from our firm to our Newsroom page.
  • Our Offices

    Our Offices

    John Kasperek Co., Inc.’s Corporate Office in Mokena is conveniently accessible from I-80 and Lagrange Road. JKC’s Calumet City Office is located near Torrence Avenue, I-80 and I-94. Our primary service area reaches throughout the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana region.

    We travel to our clients to provide services when and where they are needed.

    9980 190th Street, Unit A
    Mokena, IL 60448
    1471 Ring Road
    Calumet City, IL 60409
    (708) 862-2262
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