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Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  23690

Agency:  Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 
Closing Date/Time: 03/28/2023
Salary:   $4,525.00 - $6,622.00 ANTICIPATED MONTHLY STARTING SALARY  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number #23690

About the Position

This advanced accountant position is responsible for performing professional accounting work focused on the administration of federal and state workforce grants. The advanced accountant will review reports, support grant managers and serve as a subject matter expert regarding the fiscal administration of federal and state grants. A primary focus of this position is to organize, plan and conduct fiscal monitoring reviews of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grantees that administer workforce programs. The position will be responsible for supporting DCEO's Office of Employment and Training's oversite of grants funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other sources. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and/or in teams to provide technical assistance and coordinate formal compliance monitoring. We welcome interested applicants to apply.


Job Responsibilities

1. Performs professional accounting work, organizes, plans and conducts the fiscal reviews through on-site fiscal monitoring of the WIA grantees and sub-grantees.

2. Organizes, oversees, and functions as a technical expert for routine fiscal and program monitoring.

3. Prepares detailed reports, which summarize the results of grantee agency fiscal monitoring.

4. Provides extensive and comprehensive on-site training and technical assistance through structured workshops or individualized consultation and WIA grantees in fiscal management. 

5. Utilizes detailed monitoring tools to conduct fiscal monitoring.

6. Provides information and training to the Office's programmatic staff regarding specific financial aspects of grantee agency operations.

8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. 


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of for years of college, with courses in business administration and accounting. 

2. Requires two years of professional experience in accounting, external auditing, budgetary planning and control or public accounting, fiscal review, and monitoring. 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers at least 3 years of experience applying accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods, and procedures.

2. Prefers at least 3 years of experience applying laws, rules, and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.

3. Prefers at least 3 years of experience applying office methods, procedures, standard office accounting systems, databases, and tools.

4. Prefers at least 3 years of experience in monitoring grants to determine violations and noncompliance with the law and to detect and explain significant irregularities.

5. Prefers at least 3 years of experience in reviewing grant report to determine compliance with the fiscal terms and conditions of grant awards.


Conditions of Employment

1. Requires possession of a valid driver's license to meet travel requirements to conduct workshops and technical assistance.

2. Requires ability to travel with some overnight stays.

3. Requires ability to pass a background check.

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers - taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities - by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible. The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through focused on business, community, and workforce development. 


Work Hours:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: OFFICE OF EMPLOYEMENT & TRAINING 555 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60661  

Job Family:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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