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GAAP Coordinator (Non-Code Position)

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:  Aug 30, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62704

Job Requisition ID:  17503

Posting ID 17503

Agency: Department of Central Management Services
Closing Date/Time: 10/11/2022
Salary: $6,666 - $7,500 / Anticipated monthly salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1


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.


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 service 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 oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination.


This position serves as a Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Coordinator; directs and coordinates financial reporting for Central Management Services (CMS); reviews the financial records, reports and statements to ascertain completeness and accuracy prior to submitting GAAP packages or financial statements; serves as liaison to external auditors, internal auditors or the Legislative Audit Commission regarding the information provided in the GAAP packages. Serves as full line supervisor; plans, directs and supervises the accounting activities of professional, technical and clerical personnel.  All interested in this position with CMS Office of Finance Management are encourage to apply!


  • Directs and coordinates financial reporting for CMS
  • Reviews and is responsible for the financial reporting records, reports and statements to ascertain completeness and accuracy prior to preparing GAAP packages or financial statements for CMS.
  • On behalf of and as required by CMS, monitors and ensures the completion of Comptroller SCO forms.
  • Serves as full line supervisor.
  • On behalf of CMS, serves as liaison and provides answers to external auditors, internal auditors or the Legislative Audit Commission.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the financial reporting and accounting fields.
  • Reviews, coordinates, and approves external audit reports and findings relative to financial reporting/general accounting functions.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.



  • Requires bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or economics.
  • Requires applicant to be registered or licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Requires two years of professional supervisory experience
  • Requires five (5) years’ experience as a CPA conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and/or preparing financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).



  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience working with accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods, and procedures.
  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience working with laws, rules, and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.
  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience working with experience & expertise in working with office methods, procedures, and standard office software packages (Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel, Word, etc.). Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience working with Systems, Applications & Products (SAP) in Data Processing, QuickBooks, and Peachtree.
  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience directing, training, and coordinating the activities of subordinates engaged in accounting activities.
  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience developing and revising difficult accounting and auditing procedures, methods, and techniques. Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience analyzing and determining the adequacy of field audit reports and to draw conclusions on which to base recommendations.
  • Prefers five (5) + years of professional experience evaluating difficult accounting problems and to analyze and interpret extensive complex accounting records and reports.


  • Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled or last minute overtime. 
  • Requires the ability to pass a background check.
  • Requires the ability to travel.

Work Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday
Work Location: 401 S. Spring St Springfield, IL 62704
Job Family: Administration/Management; Fiscal/Finance/Business; Legal and Compliance

HR Contact: Susan O'Donnell 


Phone: 217-524-0536

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.


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