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Non-Code Advance Grantee Auditor 1 1

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Aug 2, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Job Requisition ID:  17616

Agency:  Criminal Justice Information Authority 
Closing Date/Time:  08/16/2022 
Salary:  $75,000 - $85,000/yr 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.


This position is a NONCODE position. This position is non-union and not covered by the Personnel Code.


Information in this statement is NOT intended to be all-encompassing or to address all responsibilities of the position.


The Audit and Evaluation unit in ICJIA is responsible for the development and monitoring of a grantmaking (and expenditure) support system in which grantees and ICJIA staff proactively maintain the integrity of public funds.

  • We develop realistic, attainable, and effective internal fiscal policies and procedures.
  • We enthusiastically collaborate with FSGU to ensure that grantees (and FSGU) have a clear understanding of what is expected regarding fiscal support for grantee expenditures.
  • We develop an objective risk assessment that clearly identifies what level of oversight each grantee will be subjected to and apply it uniformly. We develop goals at the beginning of each fiscal year and track progress (and hold ourselves accountable) to meet those goals.
  • We understand our own individual areas of expertise and teach and train each other to improve the entire team.
  • We provide excellent customer service on the front end, during program execution, and the back end.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest level of ethical standards.

Job Responsibilities

Independently conducts complex audits of federal and state grantees by assessing the effectiveness of controls and financial records accuracy.  Conducts desk audit review of payment requests and related documentation.  Participates in follow-up activities for assigned audits/reviews, prepares and submits preliminary and final reports.  Reviews and approves grant budgets and provides technical assistance to both internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for financial oversight of grant-funded agencies. Conducts on-site financial reviews and desk audits of grantees. Reviews grant agreement budgets. Prepares quarterly reports on grantee audits and monitoring throughout the lifecycle of the grant

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or other relevant discipline or at least five years of audit experience, preferably with government grants.

Preferred Qualifications

Requires extensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to state and federal grant administration, accounting and monitoring procedures. 

Requires bachelor’s degree in accounting or other relevant discipline. 

Requires ten (10) years of financial audit experience, preferably with government grants or four years of public accounting experience. 

Requires extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures. 

Requires extensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to state and federal grant administration, accounting and monitoring procedures.

Requires ten (10) years experience preparing comprehensive accounting reports utilizing Microsoft Office including Excel, Work and Power Point. 

Requires ten (10) years experience determining violations and noncompliance with the law and to detect and explain significant irregularities. 

Requires ten (10) years experience reviewing detailed work including written or numerical data and to make calculations rapidly and accurately. 

Requires five (5) years experience evaluating more difficult accounting problems and to analyze and interpret more complex accounting records. 

Requires ten (10) years experience establishing and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the ability to deal tactfully with controversial problems. 

Requires  (1) year experience working independently.


Conditions of Employment

1.  Must be able to travel.

2.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Work Hours:  8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri 
Work Location: 60 East Van Buren Street, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605 
Agency Contact:
Job Function: Fiscal/Finance/Business 


Agency statement:

ICJIA responds to community needs with research and federal and state grants administration. ICJIA administers over 100 million dollars in grants, including the R3 (restore, reinvest, renew) grants (funded through the tax on legalized cannabis), state violence prevention grants, and federal grants including under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act. ICJIA convenes groups and collaborates on efforts to reform the criminal justice system. ICJIA leads criminal justice reform efforts by supporting policy makers through research.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago