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Accountant Advanced

Job Description:

Under general direction of the PSA, Reporting Supervisor, independently performs a variety of complex professional accounting functions in monitoring complex departmental budgetary reports and statements; establishes and maintains financial records and ledgers following established procedures, federal and state rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting principles; performs external auditing work of a complex nature.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, with courses in business administration and accounting; requires two years of professional experience in accounting, external auditing, budgetary planning and control or public accounting; requires extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods and procedures; requires extensive knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.

Pay Scale:

$3,969.00 - $6,184.00 Monthly


The State of Illinois provides employees with Health, Vision, and Dental insurance with a small co-payment from employees. Life insurance is provided at 100% your annual salary. This position includes a pension plan.

Benefit time for new employees includes three (3) personal business days, ten (10) vacation days, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

How to apply within the Illinois Department of Corrections:

      1. Visit https://www.illinois.gov/sites/work
      2. Click on the (forms) link on the left hand side of the page
            a. Non-state employees click on CMS100 and fill this out completely (see attached)
            b. Current state employees click on CMS100B and fill this out completely (see attached)
      3. For additional information on how to fill out the CMS100 click the link CMS100 help underneath the (forms) tab on the left hand side.
            a. You must select county prefer
      4. Mail signed application off to CMS along with supporting documentation
          CMS Bureau of Personnel
          Examining and Counseling Division
          Stratton Office Building, Room 500
          Springfield, Illinois 62706

Please contact the CMS Assessment Center nearest to you for more information or call 217-782-7100