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

The State of Illinois is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Further, federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, interview for a job, or for any other activity related to the hiring process. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to, making a change to the application process (if possible), providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss 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:  May 23, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62706

Job Requisition ID:  27400

Agency:  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time:  06/07/2023 
Salary:  $5,000 - $5,834 / Monthly - Anticipated 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************




Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.


Under administrative direction of the GAAP Coordinator, performs a broad range of accounting and financial activities for the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) leading up to the preparation of fund financial statements and the annual Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) reporting process.  Prepares journal entries and financial reports in compliance with GAAP. Travels to attend meetings, training sessions, seminars, and conferences.


  • Under supervision, extracts, quantifies, and compiles dollar amounts, converting from cash to either modified accrual or accrual basis in order to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports; prepares written entries to journalize amounts in accordance with GAAP as promulgated by the Comptroller in the Comptrollers’ Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS) Procedures Manual.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and other financial reports and reconciliations for internal use or as required by the Comptroller for the funds assigned, including reconciliations of cash, appropriations, expenditures, fixed assets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, lapse period expenditures and other required or assigned financial reports for supervisory or management review.
  • Completes Comptroller financial reporting SCO forms (both computerized and manual) for use in the annual GAAP reporting process; enters all adjusting and reclassification entries, and rolls-up and verifies applicable funds applications; prints and assembles fund packages and non-WEDGE SCO forms in a format prescribed by the agency for supervisory and management review.
  • Works with external, internal auditors and other applicable parties as assigned, to answer questions or explain records or the information provided in the GAAP packages or other financial reports.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or bachelor’s degree other than accounting is acceptable if it includes at least 18 credit hours in accounting courses towards such degree.


  • Prefers two (2) years’ professional experience preparing complete financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, footnotes) in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Prefers a registered or licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
  • Prefers working knowledge of accounting theory, principles, methods, and procedures.
  • Prefers two (2) years’ professional accounting experience working for governmental type agencies.
  • Prefers working knowledge with Systems, Applications & Products (SAP) in Data Processing and Quickbooks or equivalent accounting software.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge of office methods, procedures, and standard office software packages (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel, Word, etc).
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience effectively developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.


  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be requested or required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • Requires the ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate. Requires appropriate, valid driver’s license.

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. 


Work Hours:  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 5 PM 
Work Location: 401 S. Spring St Springfield, IL 62704 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Fiscal, Finance & Procurement; Office & Administrative Support 


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:


Nearest Major Market: Springfield