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Accountant Clerk I

Job Description:

Under immediate supervision, with emphasis on orientation and training, performs beginning level clerical work of a specialized nature in the maintenance of financial files, documents and records; assists in verifying the accuracy of simple financial documents such as vouchers and invoices; after verification assists in posting information from document to an established detailed or support journal or register; assists in maintaining detailed or support ledger in accordance with established procedure; collects daily receipts from innate benevolent funds and prepares bank deposits; performs other duties as required or assigned.

External Auditing Area

Under immediate supervision, with emphasis on orientation and training, performs beginning level clerical work of a specialized nature using external technical auditing procedures in the examination, review and verification of financial files, documents, records, tax returns, supporting schedules and reports; verifies correct mathematical computations; completeness of forms and adherence to procedures; assists in analysis of forms and documents; assists in adjusting, correcting or verifying data.

Desirable Requirements:

Education and Experience Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requires elementary knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.

Requires elementary knowledge of office methods and procedures.

Requires ability to learn to apply bookkeeping principles, ability to make rapid and accurate arithmetic calculations either manually or by machine.

Pay Scale:

$2705 to $3655/month

Benefits:

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