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Non-Code Advance Grantee Auditor

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 CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov 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:  Jun 2, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Job Requisition ID:  3828

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

 

****************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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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 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 ability to prepare comprehensive accounting reports utilizing Microsoft Office including Excel, Work and Power Point.  Requires ability to determine violations and noncompliance with the law and to detect and explain significant irregularities.  Requires ability to review detailed work including written or numerical data and to make calculations rapidly and accurately.  Requires skill and ability to evaluate more difficult accounting problems and to analyze and interpret more complex accounting records.  Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships and to deal tactfully with controversial problems.  Must be able to work independently.

Employment Conditions

Must be able to travel and have a valid driver’s license.

Education Degree

Requires bachelor’s degree in accounting or other relevant discipline or ten years of financial audit experience, preferably with government grants or four years of public accounting experience.

Work Hours:  8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri 
Work Location: 300 W. Adams, Suite 201, IL 60606 
Agency Contact:  CJA.HRDepartment@illinois.gov
Job Function: Fiscal/Finance/Business 

 

Agency statement:

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


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