Junior Accountant

Springfield, Illinois, United States Full-time

Company Overview

 Since 1925, Federated Funeral Directors of America (FFDA) has been providing a variety of business services to funeral homes. FFDA supports more than 1300 clients. In size, the clients range from small rural operations to large volume firms conducting more than 1000 funerals annually.

 FFDA was became a part of the Fiducial family in late 2011. Fiducial, founded in France in 1970, is a major provider of financial services (Business Counseling, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Tax Preparation & Advisory Services) to small businesses and their owners. As a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, Fiducial provides the financial back office infrastructure to clients, allowing them to focus on what they do best:  serve their customers.


Position Overview

 FFDA is looking for a Full Charge Bookkeeper Trainee for the Springfield, IL branch.

 The trainee will work in a team environment providing entry level or higher account support.  Each employee hired will be placed on a career path.  Federated will be working with each trainee on a variety of job duties which are grouped into milestones.  At the end of the training, employees should be equipped to be a Full Charge Bookkeeper and be given responsibility for a group of accounts. Start times can be between 7:30 and 8:30.  During tax season, there may be required overtime. This is an excellent entry level growth opportunity for someone with an interest in Accounting.


Desired Skills/ Experience/Attributes

  • Previous Internships and/or 1-2 years of working in an Accounting environment preferred
  • Proven track record of dependability and reliability
  • Experience with a 10-key calculator, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • QuickBooks knowledge a plus
  • Interest or experience in Accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of bank reconciliation a plus
  • Will be responsible for General Ledger Entries
  • Generating monthly financial statements
  • Creating monthly P&L Statements


The ideal candidate for this position:

  • Has the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Is dependable and reliable and flexible to work overtime as needed
  • Is quick and accurate when entering data
  • Is honest and trust worthy
  • Is committed to providing a high level of customer service.


Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting or currently working towards
  • Or  completion of a Business School Program