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GAAP Accountant

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

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.

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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, 62702-3406

Job Requisition ID:  16863

Agency:  Department of Healthcare and Family Services ]

Job Posting ID:  FO16863

BPIS#:  09045

Start Date:  06/17/2022

Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $4,295 - $13,237 monthly (Anticipated monthly $7,500 - $10,000) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Agency Excluded 000 

 

****************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.

 

Job Detail

Under administrative direction, performs a broad range of accounting and financial activities for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) leading up to the preparation of financial statements and the annual Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) reporting process; prepares monthly, quarterly and other financial reports and reconciliations for internal use or as required by the IL Office of 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 HFS and IL Office of the Comptroller financial reporting forms (both computerized and manual) for use in the annual GAAP or other reporting process; works with external, internal auditors and other applicable parties as assigned, to answer questions or explain records of the information provided in the GAAP packages or other financial reports; travels to attend meetings, training sessions, seminars and conferences. 

 

HFS values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.

 

Employees receive a robust benefit package including:

 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas (remote work may be an option for certain positions)
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • Up to (14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)

 

If you are seeking a new opportunity, and this position appeals to you, please apply today!

 

At the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), we value staff as our greatest asset. We work in a spirit of teamwork to help millions of Illinoisans access high quality healthcare and fulfill child support obligations to advance their physical, mental, and financial well-being. We provide healthcare coverage for children and adults through Medicaid and other medical programs, and we help ensure that children receive financial resources from both their parents through Child Support Services. The HFS Office of the Inspector General investigates, audits and reviews program activity to ensure the integrity of our programs is maintained.

 

HFS is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We welcome and value employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents. It is the collective sum of our individual differences that provides a broad perspective, leading to greater innovation and achievement.  In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. HFS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process.  This includes the State of Illinois Structured Interview process.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs a broad range of accounting and financial activities for HFS leading up to the preparation of financial statements and the annual GAAP reporting process
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and other financial reports and reconciliations for internal use or as required by the IL Office of the Comptroller for the funds assigned, including reconciliation of cash, appropriations, expenditures, fixed assets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, lapse period expenditures and other required or assigned financial reports for supervisory or management view
  • Completes HFS and IL Office of the Comptroller financial reporting forms (both computerized and manual) for use in the annual GAAP or other reporting process
  • Works with external, internal auditors and other applicable parties as assigned, to answer questions or explain records of the information provided in the GAAP packages or other financial reports
  • Travels to attend meetings, training sessions, seminars and conferences
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope of duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting; a bachelor's degree other than Accounting is acceptable if it includes at least 18 credit hours in accounting courses towards such degree.
  • Requires knowledge of accounting theory, principles, methods and procedures
  • Requires two years of experience preparing complete financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, footnotes) in accordance with GAAP
  • Requires strong knowledge of office methods, procedures and standard office software package Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel, Word, etc)
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Requires ability to utilize agency-issued resources and equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers registered or licensed Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Prefers two years accounting experience working for governmental type agencies
  • Prefers experience with Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS), SAP and Programmatic and Administrative Accounting System (PAAS)

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability to travel
  • Requires ability to pass background check

 

Work Hours:  8:30a - 5:00p Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 2200 Churchill Rd Springfield, IL 62702-3406 
Agency Contact:  HFS.DOFApps@illinois.gov
Job Family: Fiscal/Finance/Business; Administration/Management 

 

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:

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