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Accountant Supervisor

Job Description:

General Accounting Area: Under direction, serves as a full line supervisor of a small staff of one to three professional personnel and a medium sized staff of six or more technical and sub professional personnel engaged in maintaining a complex accounting subsystem involving general departmental funds or grants; assigns and reviews subordinates’ work, prepares performance evaluations, effectively recommends and imposes disciplinary action, and adjusts grievances; supervises the preparation, examination, reconciliation and analysis of complex statements and reports; assists in conducting studies to aid conversion of manual financial operations to electronic data processing operations; participates in training lower level accountants; performs other duties as required or assigned.

External Auditing Area: Under direction, serves as a full line supervisor of a small clerical and technical staff in performing external auditing work in examining and verifying the accuracy of a wide variety of accounting books, reports, records, documents, statements, and other fiscal and financial related information, operations and procedures; assigns and reviews subordinates’ work, prepares performance evaluations, effectively recommends and imposes disciplinary action, and adjusts grievances; assists higher level external auditors in designing the audit program; performs complete or sample type audits in accordance with the audit program; determines if proper accounting, fiscal and tax systems, procedures and methods are being utilized and recommends changes in accounting, fiscal and tax systems, procedures and methods; prepares complex external audit reports summarizing the findings of lower level auditors; prepares complex audit findings and may take and give testimony in legal proceedings and hearings on these findings; may engage in account collection

Budgetary Planning and Control Area; Under direction, serves as a full line supervisor of a small clerical and technical staff in maintaining and examining complex departmental budgetary reports and statements for use in the department or for submission to the Bureau of the Budget; assigns and reviews subordinates’ work, prepares performance evaluations, effectively recommends and imposes disciplinary action, and adjusts grievances; assists in coordinating budgetary unit activities with financial accounting or expenditure accounting units; prepares budgetary projections and proposals based on current expenditures and future program needs.

Desirable Requirements:

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

Knowledges, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • Requires working knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office accounting machines and equipment.
  • Requires ability to prepare comprehensive accounting reports.
  • Requires ability to determine violations and noncompliance with the law and to detect and explain significant irregularities.
  • Requires ability to review detailed work including written or numerical data and to make calculations rapidly and accurately.
  • Requires skill and ability to evaluate more difficult accounting problems and to analyze and interpret more complex accounting records.
  • Requires ability to supervise a staff of subordinates engaged in general accounting, budgeting or external auditing activities.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships and to deal tactfully with controversial problems.

Pay Scale:

$4,571.00 - $6,878.00 Monthly

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

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