Accountant Supervisor

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Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Requisition ID:  33147

Agency :  Illinois Arts Council 
Closing Date/Time: 12/06/2023
Salary:   $5,181.00 - $7,664.00 monthly (CBA language applies)  
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 33147

About the Position

Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations/Chief Fiscal Officer for the Illinois Arts Council, conducts financial audits of Agency grantees and reviews final reports for compliance with fiscal terms and conditions, coordinates the grant program for public radio and television stations, and serves as Agency Procurement Officer.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducts financial and/or operations audits of grantees based on recommendations of management.
  2. Coordinates grant program for qualifying public radio and television stations.
  3. Under general direction, serves as Agency Procurement Officer (APO) and manages procurement processes for the agency and serves as lead contact for the Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) State Purchasing Officer (SPO).
  4. Serves as working supervisor.
  5. Maintains established budget and general account books and maintains and makes recommendations for accounting and operational methods and internal controls.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, with courses in business administration and accounting.
  • Requires two years of professional experience in accounting, external auditing, budgetary planning and control or public accounting.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers at least 3 years of experience applying accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures.
  • Prefers at least 3 years of experience applying laws, rules and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.
  • Prefers at least 3 years of experience working with office methods, procedures, and standard office accounting systems, databases and tools.
  • Prefers at least 1 year of experience conducting procurement for a public or business organization.
  • Prefers at least 2 years of experience preparing comprehensive accounting reports.
  • Prefers at least 2 years of experience monitoring grants and reviewing final reports to determine compliance with fiscal terms and conditions of grant awards and to detect significant irregularities.
  • Prefers at least 1 year of experience supervising a staff of subordinates engaged in general accounting, budgeting or external auditing activities.
  • Prefers at least intermediate proficiency in standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office), grant management database software, and SAP or similar ERP system.

About the Agency

The Illinois Arts Council Agency serves the people of Illinois through a variety of grants and services, primarily geared to:

  • Support Illinois' Arts Sector: operating and technical support provided to organizations and programs statewide helps keep Illinois’ arts sector vital, vibrant, and accessible to all.
  • Advance Arts Education: the arts can be a part of the education of every single child in this state through the programs, services, partnerships, and collaborations of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
  • Foster Creativity and Working Artists: Resources, opportunities, and direct support for the work of individual artists—the foundation of Illinois' creative environment.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: 100 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601-3218  
Agency Contact:

Willie Lin


Phone #:312-814-6070

Job Family:  Fiscal, Finance & Procurement  


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


Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor ("OEIG") or may be subject to a fine. 



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