Accountant 1 - Fixed Asset (Hybrid) - Pace Suburban Bus, IL

$56,000 - $58,000 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Hybrid (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Jan 12, 2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Pace Suburban Bus, Chicago, IL.  GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for Accountant I.  This position will assist with the annual physical inventory at headquarters, division and carrier locations; processing of fixed asset accounting transactions such as asset acquisitions, transfers, warranty repairs, and other related accounting duties.  This is an entry level professional position with a major regional transportation organization with ample opportunity for advancement.

The position reports to Section Manager, Ap/AR. 

About Pace

Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. 

The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace services tens of thousands of daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles in an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the Agency a national reputation as an industry leader.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

-        Assists with

o   the completion of the annual physical inventory at the headquarters, division, and carrier locations which requires an early morning start for fleet or other operational locations around their posted schedules

o   processing of full cycle fixed asset accounting transactions such as asset acquisitions, transfers, warranty repairs, and disposals and

o   various journal entries and month end close items

-        Enters, retrieves, and prepares data and reports using an Apex Fixed Asset System and accounting journal entries and month end close via the Oracle accounting system

-        Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

-        An associate degree in Accounting or Business and a minimum of one year of accounting experience is required.

-        Possess and demonstrate good technical, verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

-        Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

-        Previous experience using a computerized accounting system is required (Proficiency with Oracle is a plus)

-        Must be able to perform physical work during inventories including lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds.

-        Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.  Local travel within the six-county region is required.

More information

-        Currently, Pace has a hybrid work environment.

-        In addition to generous health, dental and vision benefit programs, Pace also extends participation in the follow plans:

o   Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.

o   Retirement Savings Plans Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans

o   Tuition reimbursement

-        If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers this cutting-edge package:

o   Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year)

o   Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution

o   Paid Holidays – 6 days

o   Floating Holidays 5 days

-        Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:

o   Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care)

o   Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family

o   Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month)

o   On-site Wellness Program

o   MetLife

      • §  Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and
      • §  Pet Insurance

-        The hiring range is $56,000 - $58,000 +/- DOQ.

-        Relocation is not offered for this position.

Application Instructions

Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 3-5 professional or supervisory references. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position open until filled.

The position posting and application instructions can be found on the GovHR USA career center at:

Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to:

Joan Walko, Senior Vice President


(410) 499-9586

Pace is an Equal Opportunity Employer