Public Service Administrator - Financial Reporting & Bonds

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Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-1884

Job Requisition ID:  35562

Agency :  Illinois Office of Comptroller 
Closing Date/Time: 03/06/2024
Salary:   $55,000.00-$95,000.00/year  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  


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Posting Identification Number  35562

Position Overview

COME JOIN A TRANSFORMATIVE TEAM, with a record of proven, positive impact to the State of Illinois. 

The Illinois Office of Comptroller is seeking applicants for the position of Public Service Administrator - Financial Reporting & Bonds.


The Comptroller is the chief fiscal control officer for Illinois government, charged by the Constitution with maintaining the state’s central fiscal accounts and ordering payments into and out of the appropriate funds. The office processes more than 16 million transactions annually and serves as a “fiscal watchdog” to ensure that all state payments meet the requirements of the law. The Comptroller’s office provides meaningful and timely fiscal information to help state policymakers adopt effective policies. The office continually seeks new ways to improve how it serves the public. The Comptroller has updated and streamlined the Comptroller’s website and has led the process of updating the state’s payroll and accounting systems. Comptroller Mendoza is committed to running the Office of Comptroller as a financial watchdog for the interest of Illinois citizens and to installing the most modern and transparent systems to make the state’s financial information available to all. 


MAJOR FUNCTION: Under general direction, the Public Service Administrator performs professional accounting duties in the support of the Financial Reporting & Bonds Department. The incumbent assists with implementation and maintenance of report compilation systems for the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), researches and develops footnotes and schedules for the ACFR, is responsible for reviewing and assisting external agencies with completing and submitting accurate Generally Accpeted Accounting Principles(GAAP) packages, and prepares internal GAAP packages. The Public Service Administrator serves as a liaison to internal offices and other state agencies, consults with outside agency personnel, and provides training on various Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS)/GAAP accounting procedures. The incumbent assists in the collection and review of quarterly report submissions by outside agencies, and serves as a supervisor to subordinate staff as may be assigned.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs a wide variety of accounting functions in support of the department; assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for the department and in determining program needs; ensures compliance with policies, procedure and applicable state regulations which impact financial reporting and accounting.
  • Assists with preparing, compiling, researching, and reviewing monthly and quarterly reports, and annual financial statements, assists with preparing the ACFR; responsible for assisting agencies with completion of GAAP packages; conducts first review of GAAP packages submitted by outside agencies; and completes in-house GAAP packages.
  • Serves as a liaison to internal offices and other state agencies; consults with outside agency personnel and provides training on various SAMS/GAAP accounting procedures.
  • Consults with Director regarding potential problems with reporting; makes recommendation to resolve and/or improve process and procedures for the overall financial reporting function.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a degree in a closely related field with completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in accounting OR a graduate degree in accounting or a graduate degree in a closely related field with completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in accounting.
  • Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience of which a minimum of one (1) year must be in the fields of accounting, budgeting, fiscal management, internal auditing, or finance.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers the possession of a valid license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Registered CPA.
  • Prefers three (3) years of experience working with government budget or accounting processes and accounting systems.
  • Prefers three (3) years of financial statements, bond footnotes, or other financial reports.
  • Prefers three (3) years of experience with the preparation of GAAP packages.
  • Prefers experience providing training on various accounting processes or procedures.
  • Prefers experience analyzing routine and non-routine financial situations and complex financial reports and communicating with others regarding the situations and reports to provide guidance and solve problems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires extensive knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Requires knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office equipment.
  • Requires knowledge of functions and organization of State government.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires ability to compose complex reports in a logical and concise manner.
  • Requires ability to determine violations and non-compliance with the law and to detect and interpret significant irregularities.
  • Requires proficiency in basic web applications and ability to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe.
  • Requires the ability to coordinate, monitor, and guide a project from conception to completion.




This position is eligible to be a member of the State of Illinois Group Insurance program which includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage options. Additionally, this position will annually accrue 12 paid sick days, a minimum of 12 paid vacation days, 4 paid personal days, and be afforded up to 14 paid state holidays, prorated based on start date.

Equal Employment and Commitment to Diversity

The Illinois Office of Comptroller provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

The Illinois Office of Comptroller is committed to the fair and equal employment of individuals with disabilities under the ADA. It is the Illinois Office of Comptroller's policy to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the company. The Illinois Office of Comptroller prohibits any harassment of, or discriminatory treatment of, employees or applicants based on a disability or because an employee has requested a reasonable accommodation.

The Illinois Office of Comptroller is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the agency and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in agency policy and organizational culture.


NOTE: This position does not require a current grade from Central Management Services.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7.5 hours/day  
Work Location: 325 W Adams St, Springfield, Illinois, 62704-1884  
Agency Contact:  Kammy Ferrigno

Human Resources for Illinois Office of Comptroller

325 West Adams Street, Room 102

Springfield, Illinois 62704



Job Family:  Fiscal, Finance & Procurement; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  




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