Loading...
 
Share this Job

ACCOUNTANT(UPWARD MOBILITY) - 0013000

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:  Nov 22, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  9593

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2021 
Salary:  $4,006.00 to $5,755 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

9593

(Job Assignment Only: Targeted title for Accounting & Fiscal Administration Career Trainee Req#9592)

Job Responsibilities

25%  1. Independently performs accounting work related to maintenance and tracking of grant/loan program activity for the Post-Construction Unit in the Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section (IFAS) in the Bureau of Water;

  • Process request for disbursements from funding recipients in a timely and accurate manner
  • Reviews invoices for eligibility against grant/loan agreements, contracts, and State and Federal laws and regulations governing the programs
  • Compares expenses to budgets
  • Calculates appropriate disbursements amounts

20%  2. Reviews executed contracts for assigned projects in a timely and accurate manner to ensure that all necessary information is included;

  • Process change orders to contracts in a timely and accurate manner by effectively communicating with funding recipients, their consulting engineers, and IFAS project managers
  • Makes accurate adjustments to project budgets as approved by change orders

15%  3. Monitor the status of each assigned project to ensure that construction is proceeding according to schedule and disbursements are requested according to the approved disbursement schedule;

  • Effectively communicate with funding recipients, their consulting engineers, and IFAS project managers
  • Resolve any discrepancies with the IEPA approved construction schedule or the approved disbursement schedule

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4. Processes final grant/loan close-outs and the preparation of final grant/loan amendments;

  • Obtains all necessary final closing documents through contact with the funding recipient, their consulting engineer, and IEPA regional office staff
  • Enters all necessary dates into the Loan and Grant Tracking System (LGTS)
  • Adjusts project budget figures in LGTS to reflect final costs

10%  5. Maintains accurate information in the (LGTS) on all assigned projects;

  • Utilizes Excel to prepare and maintain various tracking reports
  • Prepares various letters to funding recipients regarding the status of their project

10%  6. Prepares billings to loan recipients and monitors repayments to assure full and prompt repayment of loans;

  • Monitors repayment information received from the Trustee to ensure accurate processing
  • Performs immediate follow-up with the Trustees and loan recipients when repayments are not timely or if discrepancies arise
  • Makes adjustments to loan amortization schedules and repayment invoices to accommodate requests by loan recipients for early payments

Job Responsibilities (continued)

05%  7. Processes and tracks funding agreements and amendments;

  • Processes grant/loan agreements and subsequent funding increases/decreases to ensure they are obligated in a timely manner

05%  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, with courses in business administration and accounting or four years of technical accounting experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of professional accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures.
  2. Requires elementary knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.
  3. Requires elementary knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office accounting machines and equipment.
  4. Requires ability to perform detailed work involving the application of accounting theory to routine accounting or auditing problems.
  5. Requires ability to evaluate accounting problems of moderate difficulty and to analyze and interpret less complex accounting records and reports.
  6. Requires ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately, either manually or by machine.
  7. Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the public.
  8.  Qualifying state employees in the employee Upward Mobility Program, may complete combinations of specific proficiency tests and training programs leading to a certificate of proficiency in lieu of the stated requirements for this classification.
  9. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Excel software.
  10. Prefers working knowledge of loan amortization schedules and the financing of construction period interest.

 

Work Hours:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday  
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059  
Agency Contact:

Jason Thoron

1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#37

 PO Box 19276

 Springfield, IL 62794-9276

 (217)782-2074

 Fax (217)524-6907

Submit via email to:

EPA.HR.JobApplications@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Fiscal/Finance/Business; Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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