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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:  Jan 11, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-6527

Job Requisition ID:  11044

Agency:  State Employee Retirement System  
Closing Date/Time:  01/26/2022 
Salary:  $4,006.00 - $5,755.00 
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 #

  11044

We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position which serves as an Accountant in Overpayments of the Benefit Support Section at State Retirement Systems (SRS).  This position is responsible for the calculation, entry, and collection of overpaid pension, survivor, disability, lump sum, and QILDRO benefits issues by SRS.  The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, detail oriented, have excellent analytic, communication (both verbal and in writing), and organizational skills.  SRS is conveniently located on the west side of Springfield with free parking on-site.

 

Position Essential Functions

  • Audits and reconciles previously calculated complex financial reporting of benefit payment vouchers.
  • Examines audited payment records and calculates total overpayment.
  • Ensures accurate reconciliation of repayment in comparison to both the online receivable account system and the IMS database.  Audits the posting to the receivable account system and the IMS database.
  • Performs a reconciliation of payments received and posted to individual overpayment account.
  • Reconciliation of benefit records with SAMS/Comptroller Master Earnings Record System, benefit vouchers, and previously prepared benefit overpayment information.
  • Audits historical payment and overpayment billing information for delinquent accounts in preparation for file referral to State of Illinois Attorney General and Comptroller’s Office for representation of collection of delinquent debt.
  • Answers email correspondence and telephone calls.  Assists members with overpayment accounts and clarification of overpayment calculations.
  • 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 of college with courses in business administration and accounting; OR
  • Requires four years of technical accounting experience.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of professional accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures.
  • Requires ability to evaluate accounting problems of moderate difficulty and to analyze and interpret less complex accounting records and reports and to apply established accounting methods and techniques.
  • Requires ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately, either manually or by machine.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office accounting machines and equipment.
  • Prefers knowledge of the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/14 relating to benefit eligibility for State Retirement Systems.
  • Prefers working knowledge in utilizing MS Excel application for spreadsheet creation.

 

Work Hours:  8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 2101 S Veterans Pkwy Springfield, IL 62704-6527  
Agency Contact:

Jenny Reichart

Email:  Jenny.Reichart@SRS.Illinois.gov

Phone #:  (217) 785-6955

Job Function:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  

 

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.

This title requires an AUTOMATED EXAM TEST which must be taken at a CMS Testing Center. Apply for position as stated below and you will be contacted to take the test at a later date.  Once contacted, in order to take this Exam, you will need to provide a copy of the posting, completed application and State I.D.

 

Please submit application via email to: Jenny.Reichart@SRS.Illinois.gov  (or mail to the address listed above to the attention of Jenny Reichart)

  • 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.