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Auditor (Public Service Administrator Opt. 2) - Harvey

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Date:  Jul 29, 2022

Harvey, IL, US, 60426-1423

Job Requisition ID:  17308

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  08/12/2022 
Salary:  $7,083 - $7,917/month (Anticipated Starting Salary: $7,083/month) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 062 


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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Financial Review Auditor.  Under administrative direction, this position will administer and conduct advanced level audits for all private agency operations as assigned throughout the state and will manage and conduct desk reviews of audit reports sent in by private agencies.  The position will compose complete and detailed audit reports and provide oversight of subordinate professional staff.  This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual who is interested in playing a role in ensuring that private agencies under contract with the Department meet DCFS requirements with regard to fiscal considerations.  DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program.  The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong leadership skills.  We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Financial Review Auditor

  • Administers and conducts advanced level audits for all private agency operations as assigned throughout the state
  • Reviews assignments and determines objectives, methodology, and scope of audit process
  • Prepares audit plan and guidelines
  • Conducts audits, reviewing operational procedures, document processing, and record controls
  • Identifies and documents irregularities and significant and insignificant findings
  • Conducts reviews of private agency/sub-recipient’s books, budgets, income, and expense summaries
  • Contacts agencies and performs limited audits regarding disallowed costs, noncompliance with Department rules and policies, and non-payment of Department clients and/or subcontractors and/or private agency staff
  • Coordinates with contracting, internal and external auditors, and law enforcement where appropriate
  • Drives or travels to various locations in the performance of duties

2. Manages and conducts desk reviews of audit reports sent in by all private agencies

  • Reviews, computes, and analyzes working capital, current ratio, and Department revenue percentages
  • Reviews and analyzes financial statements
  • Determines agency solvency and the need for a field audit
  • Shares information with Department staff to assist in planning for continued contracting and funding of private agency

Job Responsibilities continued

3. Composes complete and detailed audit reports

  • Reviews reports to ensure accuracy, including the difference between significant and insignificant findings
  • Prepares recommendations according to the significance of the finding
  • Composes work papers and correspondence to be sent to private agencies for field audits and desk reviews

4. Serves as full line supervisor

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves/disapproves time off requests
  • Adjusts first level grievances
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs

Job Responsibilities continued

5. Maintains contact with private agency accountants and/or CPA's for explanation and clarification of financial statement items

  • Conducts exit interviews, explaining audit findings and recommendations 
  • Offers clarifications and listens to and considers private agency explanations and compromises when the situation is reasonable and the compromise is beneficial 
  • Conducts follow-up audits of identified problem areas 

6. Prepares for audits by reviewing DCFS, state, and federal policies, procedures, rules and regulations, prior audit reports, notes, and other relevant materials

  • Reviews printed materials such as Auditor's Manual, Rules and Procedures, and changes in statutes which have an impact on the audit process
  • Implements changes into the audit process

7. Provides training to new staff regarding the audit process and DCFS policies and procedures and takes part in management training

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

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires a bachelor’s degree with coursework in auditing, business management, economics, computer science, accounting, or other related subjects

2. Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in auditing and certification as a Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant OR four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in auditing

Preferred Qualifications

1. 5 years of professional experience conducting or managing financial audits in a public or business organization

2. 3 years of experience supervising professional staff in a public or business organization

3. 3 years of professional experience in the analysis and review of financial documents in a public or business organization

4. 2 years of professional experience working with computerized auditing systems in a public or business organization

5. 3 years of professional experience serving in a liaison capacity for a public or business organization

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location: 15115 Dixie Hwy Harvey, IL 60426-1423
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Fiscal/Finance/Business; Administration/Management 

PIN #: 20-2564


DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children.  Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families.  In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.  The Division of Budget and Finance plays a supporting role in the Department’s operations by working to ensure the agency’s financial stability and implementation of sound budgetary practices.


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