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ACCOUNTANT ADVANCED - 0013300

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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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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 16, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  16875

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $4,353 to $6,370 per month 
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 #12-05-16875 

Position Overview

The Office of Fiscal Management is seeking a professional to serve as an Accountant Advanced to work with the fiscal office in financial reporting and budget maintenance; as well as expenditure tracking and fiscal analysis assistance.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Under general supervision, plans and coordinates the financial section's business operation:

  • Compiles and assists in the budget preparation.
  • Prepares and submits internal appropriation request documents.
  • Prepares and submits requests documents from the Governor's Office of Management & Budget (GOMB).
  • Researches and compiles complex and confidential budget data and plans.
  • Conducts fiscal analysis and cost benefit studies.
  • Reviews and advises the Fiscal Officer on the feasibility and implication of proposed projects, procedures, and policies.

 

2.    Reviews purchases for propriety and for compliance with State regulations:

  • Determines funding levels for processing expenditures and purchasing requests for regional, divisional, and administrative personnel.
  • Compiles and analyzes personal service transactions for seasonal help to anticipate hiring lag and turnover savings.
  • Recommends transactions to solve deficit conditions.

 

3.  Monitors office sub-allotment allocations for major budget centers, statewide lump sum allocations and site farm lease revenues and site allotment releases in the automated accounting system:

  • Plans and directs the establishment and control of spending allocations for selected capital accounts and for stateside printing, equipment, and lump sum appropriations.
  • Coordinates preparation of monthly status reports of financial condition.

 

4.  Analyzes, extracts and compiles data for federal grant application forms:

  • Edits grant narratives.
  • Prepares grant forms from extracted data.
  • Compiles grant package submissions for grants for the Office.
  • Assist the Fiscal Officer in research and development of data included in monthly reports submitted to program managers and federal agencies.

 

5.  Establishes and controls spending allocations for se4lected capital accounts and for statewide printing, equipment and lump sum appropriations:

  •  Verifies requests for revenue refunds and prepares refund list vouchers for payment.

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications

1.    Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, with courses in business administration and accounting.
2.    Requires two years of professional experience in accounting, external auditing, budgetary planning and control of public accounting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.    Requires extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures.
2.    Requires extensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.
3.    Requires working knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office accounting machines and equipment.
4.    Requires ability to prepare comprehensive accounting reports.
5.    Requires ability to determine violations and noncompliance with the law and to detect and explain significant irregularities.
6.    Requires ability to review detailed work including written or numerical data and to make calculations rapidly and accurately.
7.    Requires skill and ability to evaluate more difficult accounting problems and to analyze and interpret more complex accounting records.
8.    Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships and to deal tactfully with controversial problems.

 

Employment Conditions

1.  Ability to pass background check.

 

Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites – and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.

 

The Office of Fiscal Management develops budgets, processes payroll, administers workers compensation, manages audits, collects and records cash and receivables, tracks inventory and assets, processes vouchers, and conducts procurements, and holds responsibility for monitoring much of the Department’s operational procedures, to include the review of fiscally related procedures to ensure compliance with all rules, regulations and accounting standard.

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, 1 hr. lunch, Sat/Sun off  
Work Location: IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

David Berry

IDNR Office of Fiscal Management

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email:  david.e.berry@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-557-1228

Job Family:  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.  Please submit the appropriate application (see below) via email to the Agency Contact listed above.

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.

 

 


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