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Accounting and Payroll Specialist 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization


Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization with 11 stores, seven donation centers, a logistics center and an online auction site. In addition, we operate two employment service centers and a home for veterans experiencing homelessness. The money raised by the sale of donations goes to fund our free programs. Our programs include: helping people find employment, assisting our veterans with job services and resource referral, serving youth around the area with several different programs, and operating a 15-bed home for veterans. Goodwill has been serving Central Illinois since 1934.


Goodwill employees are more than just a team. They are a close-knit group of people which enjoy fostering friendship and support. Goodwill employees work together knowing that, as a non-profit, their job means someone is getting the assistance they need. It's working with a purpose.



Assist the Assistant Director of Finance with the duties necessary to assure timely, accurate and useful reporting to the Board of Directors, taxing bodies, employees of Goodwill Industries, etc.

Performs tasks necessary to process bi-weekly payroll and maintain payroll records.


  • Maintain, prepare and balance Accounts Payable activities to include: Receive invoice and match to requisitions; verify accuracy of invoices; coding of invoices to the proper general ledger accounts and locations; monitor payables for timely payment; input of payables into accounting software for check preparation; prepare checks; follow procedures for check signatures; file paid invoices.
  • Manage Retail Cash Receipts: Receive daily store reports from stores; verify accuracy of reports to the underlying data, and record cash receipts into accounting software. Deposit and record cash receipts received by the Finance Department.
  • Manage Retail Payment Card Receipts: Receive payment card reports from stores or POS system, verify accuracy of reports to merchant services data, and record payment card receipts into the accounting software.
  • Coordinate New Employee Data, Employee Change Data, Deductions, and Employee Termination Data in Payroll/HR/Benefits system with HR.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll: Review hours for completeness and accuracy in electronic timekeeping system and upload electronic time data to payroll; maintain Paid Time Off balances; check printing and direct deposit processing; pay post-payroll liabilities including Federal and State Payroll Taxes, 401(k) contributions, Child Support, Garnishments, etc.
  • Assist Supervisor with year-end closing, W-2 processing, and 401(k) census.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required.


  • The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively share information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



  • The ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, and percentages.



  • The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. The ability to apply a decision appropriate for the situation that is in the best interest of Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois and the customer.



  • The ability to have extensive knowledge of computer operations and software applications. The ability to handle cash and related tender with ease.



  • Associate's degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or three or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. College degree is preferred.



  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification may be required. The training will be offered by Goodwill.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Proof of Vehicle Insurance may be required.
  • Commitment to continued learning and engaged participation in mandatory trainings offered by Goodwill.


Location Peoria, IL (Goodwill Commons)  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  

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