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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 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:  Sep 12, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62704

Job Requisition ID:  18515

Agency: Department of Central Management Services
Closing Date/Time: 09/26/2022
Salary: $6,250 - $10,000/monthly - Anticipated
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Central Management Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.


The Illinois Department of Central Management Services is seeking a Financial Planning Manager for its Office of Finance & Management. This position is responsible for developing and implementing agency fiscal policy, management, and reporting. This position will supervise and direct subordinate management staff to analyze the cost of proposed or expanded programs, execute financial transactions, and serve as liaison to internal stakeholders including the Leadership Team, Division Managers, agency Chief Financial Officers, as well as the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.  CMS' Office of Finance & Management (OFM) is looking for a motivated, fiscally minded candidate who enjoys working with a diverse staff.  Are you reliable, confident, organized and diplomatic? This this may be your perfect fit.  As a division of Administrative Operations we are hard working people who are not late on deadlines. We pride ourselves on our work and we welcome you to consider working wtih us.  Sense of humor required.


  • Serves as Financial Planning Manager for the Office of Finance & Management.
  • Oversees the Vendor Payment Program.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, reviews, and makes decisions in exercising principal programmatic responsibility for the development and implementation of a budgetary and fiscal analysis program to monitor spending and maintain a target employment headcount ceiling control.
  • Directs and participates in the performance review of programs, including key performance indicators, fulfillment of Freedom of Information requests, regulations, and work processes of the agency.
  • Serves as full line supervisor over subordinate managers within the Financial Planning and Management section.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, and information for legislative committee testimony in a timely manner for the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.



  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.


  • Prefers three (3) + years of professional supervisory experience.
  • Prefers four (4) + years’ professional experience working with employer rules, policies, and regulations.
  • Prefers two (2) + years’ professional experience handling conflict resolution within staff, co-workers, vendors, and clients.
  • Prefers five (5) + years’ professional experience utilizing Microsoft Outlook email, word processing, and developing Excel spreadsheets.
  • Prefers three (3) + years’ professional experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software such as SAP, database management systems such as HANA, SAMS, or other comparable software.
  • Prefers three (3) + years’ professional experience working independently on projects, analysis, and reports.
  • Prefers three (3) + years’ professional experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external organizational stakeholders.
  • Prefers three (3) + years’ professional experience using effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Prefers three (3) + years’ professional experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Prefers a master’s degree in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, or an equivalent course of study.



  • Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • This position requires the use of an agency supplied material/ equipment, e.g. cellphone and laptop.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Work Location: 401 S. Spring St Springfield, IL 62704
Agency Contact: Susan O'Donnell 

Job Function: Administration/Management; Fiscal/Finance/Business

Term Appointment:
Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the ’s discretion.


About the Agency

Central Management Services (CMS) is the operational engine working behind the scenes to enable the State's more than 60 agencies, universities, boards, and commissions to deliver efficient, reliable services to all Illinois citizens.  The Agency's mission is to support the State by delivering innovative, responsive, and effective services that provide the best value for Illinois State government and the people it serves.  Among the services CMS provides are human resources facilitation; benefits programs for employees, retirees and local governments; property and facilities management; diversity initiatives for public contracting and State employment; joint purchasing support; vehicle fleet oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination. 

Nearest Major Market: Springfield