Now Hiring:  Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper

Northfield Township

Title of position:  Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper

Position type:  Non-exempt, paid hourly

Reports to: Township Administrator

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Start Date: ASAP

Salary and Benefits: Salary: $54,000-$57,000

Benefits: Northfield Township offers a comprehensive benefit plan which includes generous contributions to medical, dental, vision and the Illinois Municipal Retirement funds, optional 457 plan and paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.

Location: Northfield Township Government Office, 2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100, Glenview, IL 60025

Northfield Township is a unit of local government that has been serving  residents of Glenview, Northfield, and Northbrook along with some portions of other area suburbs since 1850. An elected Supervisor and Board of Trustees govern the Township. Northfield Township provides support to residents through general and emergency assistance, voter registration and passport services.  Referral assistance is available to help identify other social service programs that residents may be eligible for. The Township also serves as a liaison to Cook County to assist residents with property tax questions. For over 50 years, Northfield Township has operated an award-winning food pantry that is sustained entirely by residents, civic organizations, schools, businesses, and the faith community.

Description of responsibilities:  The accounting clerk/bookkeeper performs various clerical and routine accounting tasks, including posting entries, verifying and reconciling input to the Township’s accounting firm,  processing payments, and/or assisting in preparation of sanitary sewer bills  and other financial reports. Respond to inquiries and contact vendors to resolve a variety of problems. Perform general office administrative duties in a team environment focusing on providing exceptional service to all Township residents.

An ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree and three-five years of work experience in the fields of accounting, finance or bookkeeping.  Excellent customer service skills, along with the ability to operate in a small team setting with a positive and energetic attitude. 

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, data entry and experience with financial accounting software.  Northfield Township residency is a plus.

How to apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Gayle Curcio at  To view the complete job description, visit

Closing date:  Position will remain open until filled.

Northfield Township is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.