Junior Accountant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Junior Accountant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $36,979 per year. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,187 - $53,428
$35K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,065
10%
50%
90%

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$18.67 - $22.29
$21
MEDIAN: $21.19
50%

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$0$53K
Salary $35,187 - $53,428
Bonus $600
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,662 - $53,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $21.19
Overtime $31.97
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $600
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,662 - $53,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Junior Accountant

Junior accountants provide a vital service to various companies by accurately recording corporate finances. Typical daily job duties include reconciling company bank accounts, balancing financial records and preparing monthly reports. They generally work with a team of other accountants and report to a senior accountant. The level of confidentiality and discretion required of junior accountants is great because they work with private company information and are given access to secure accounts.

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Junior Accountant Tasks

  • Maintain general ledger and oversee all day to day financial transactions.
  • Assess data to ensure that proper accounting practices have been following.
  • Assist with or conduct fixed asset audits as necessary.
  • Create and maintain payroll budgets, update vendor information, and confirm expense vouchers.
  • Match large batches of invoices and maintain the accuracy of employee timesheets.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Junior Accountant Job Listings

Key Stats for Junior Accountant

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Skills That Affect Junior Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲5%

National Average
$43,000

Accounts Payable
▼9%

Microsoft Excel
▼10%

Accounts Receivable
▼10%

Bookkeeping
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 19%