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DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Welcome to the City of Chicago CAREERS site. You are not signed in. - In order to create a New Account "click here" My Account Options Job Description - DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING (347127) Job Description DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING Job Number: 347127 Description DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING Department of Finance Grant and Project Accounting (GPAD) Division JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Number of Vacancies:--2 ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under direction, functions as a second-level supervisor directing a professional accounting division, and performs related duties as required

  • Directs supervisors of accounting units in overseeing professional staff engaged in managing financial accounts
  • Monitors operations and directs the development of systems and procedures to ensure operational efficiency
  • Develops goals, objectives, and work standards and conducts performance evaluations of supervisory staff
  • Reviews and approves various actions or reports (e.g., program and operational budgets and amendments, audit reports, spending adjustments, fund re-allocations)
  • Meets with managers to determine fiscal information needs and directs the preparation of financial reports
  • Interprets general accounting principles and financial procedures to management
  • Oversees the conduct of audits performed by private firms, coordinates the preparation of replies to auditors' findings, and develops processes and procedures to implement audit recommendations
  • Directs staff training and development activities
  • Provides guidance on accounting-related issues to staff and other City and government agencies (e.g. Office of Budget and Management, City Comptroller's Office, delegate agencies)
  • Provides oversight, review and guidance in the completion and approval of all grant applications, awards, fiscal reporting, sub-grantee agreements, direct payment vouchers, collections, accounting transactions, general ledger analysis, reconciliation and close-outs
  • Reviews all fiscal related tasks necessary to complete the City of Chicago's Single Audit and the State of Illinois Comprehensive Year End Financial Report
  • Ensures the City of Chicago maintains compliance with federal and state grant fiscal requirements and regulations
  • Finalizes and approves all internal related fiscal reports for submission to upper management (Performance Management, Cash Flow, Cash Status and Grant Close-Out)
  • Communicates with federal and state funding agencies for clarification of grant requirements, special conditions and other issues as warranted
  • Conducts regular weekly status meetings with unit supervisor and participates in other management status meetings as required
  • Prepares weekly productivity, annual planning performance evaluation criteria and semi-annual performance evaluation for unit supervisor
  • Provides the Grant and Project Accounting Division (GPAD) with technical support as it relates to the Financial Management and Purchasing System (FMPS) and Business Objects reports
  • Maintains the GPAD's Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual for use by various external reviewers and auditors
  • Responsible for the annual coordination of the City of Chicago's Indirect Cost Recovery Process and Fringe Benefit yearly calculation for grant funded employees NOTE : The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class LOCATION: Department of Finance Grant and Project Accounting (GPAD) Division City Hall HOURS & SHIFT: Normal Business Hours, Monday through Friday THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting or a directly related field with 15 credit hours in Accounting, plus five years of professional accounting experience of which two years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided the minimum degree requirement is met Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the--applicant is--enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program. Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
    • Previous experience in grants management
    • Previous experience--with specifically guided and identified federal and state regulations
    • Previous experience in the preparation of associated audit schedules and corresponding reports
    • Previous experience managing a team of professional accountants
    • Previous experience--with financial systems and associated upgrades NOTE: You must provide your college or university transcripts with 15 semester hours of accounting courses at the time of interview. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE this information at the time of interview, you will not be allowed to proceed with the interview and will no longer be considered for this position. NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.--You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields. NOTE : You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. SELECTION REQUIREMENTS This position requires applicants to successfully complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected. Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide,--upon request,--adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position--for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE : The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel--AND military personnel--who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States--and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must--have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive--the veterans preference,--candidates--need to indicate whether or not--they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on--the online--application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty--for at least--six months and received an honorable or general discharge?" In addition,--you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans,--you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes--character of--service status--OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must--attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying--your active duty, length of service, and character of service--in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach--the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference. Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT. The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer City of Chicago Department of Human Resources Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Acting Commissioner Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm C.D.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on--March 4, 2021. No exceptions will be made Job Posting : Feb 18, 2021, 6:00:00 AM - Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External : Mar 5, 2021, 5:59:00 AM

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