Associate Director of Reporting

Governors State University
University Park, IL
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

Job Details

Position Type:

Civil Service

Classification Title:

Assistant Chief Accountant

Position's Functional Title:

Associate Director of Reporting

Position Start Date:


Position Summary:

Governors State University is seeking to hire an Assistant Chief Accountant for the Financial Services and Comptroller department.

Essential Responsibilities
 Financial Reporting (30%):
Prepares periodic and annual financial and statistical reports, schedules and disclosures as required by the external auditors, internal auditors, State Comptroller’s Office, Federal and State oversight agencies, Federal and State grant awarding agencies, Budget Office, among other external and external parties. Prepares complex accounting reports and reconciliations. Ensures financial reports are prepared with reasonable accuracy and are submitted timely. Develops comprehensive financial reporting systems and procedures to ensure compliance with University, State, and Federal policies and rules; and to ensure that financial statements are free from material misstatements. Performs technical accounting research related to new and proposed accounting standards, and implements systems and procedures to ensure University compliance with these standards. Assists in the financial audit processes and related coordination with the auditors.

 Compliance Reporting (25%): Prepares periodic and annual compliance reports and schedules that are required by external auditors, among other external and internal parties. Coordinates with various Financial Services staff and University departments for the information needed to prepare the compliance reports. Ensures compliance reports are prepared with reasonable accuracy and are submitted timely. Coordinates with the University Director of Compliance for any new federal and state mandates, rules and regulations that are applicable to the Office of Financial Services & Comptroller (OFC), and ensures OFC is in compliance with these mandates, rules and regulations. Assists in the compliance audit processes and related coordination with the auditors.

 Other Reporting (10%): Prepares annual continuing disclosure requirements as required under the University’s debt covenants. Prepares annual debt compliance requirements as required by the State of Illinois. Deals with FOIA requests and other ad hoc requests from external and internal parties.

 (25%): Provides technical advice and services to operating managers, interpreting accounting reports and statements and identifying problem areas. Assists in providing administrative direction in the development and/or utilization of automated information systems within the accounting process which supplies needed data to be used in making administrative decisions. Supports and assists with the implementation, maintenance and review of internal controls and University policies and procedures. Provides managerial assistance and coordination for the entire range of duties of the Financial Services and Comptroller unit including other duties, activities, special reports and projects as assigned. Maintains a successful working relationship with other employees, administrators, and the public and deals tactfully with issues. Maintaining an on-going liaison with external agencies and university faculty and staff to provide solid financial accounting and analytical services.

 (10%): Performs other related duties as assigned. Other Responsibilities  Performing and overseeing advanced accounting work that applies knowledge of the theory and practice of recording, classifying, examining, and analyzing data and records of financial transactions. This work is analytical, innovative, evaluative, managerial and advisory in nature.  Kept abreast of the accounting and reporting guidelines under GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), GASB (Governmental Account Standards Board), Illinois SAMS (State Accounting Management System) and other relevant accounting and reporting standards.  This position communicates internally with GSU faculty and staff as well as externally with auditors, and other agencies requiring information.

Salary Range: $ 53,576.93 to $ 85,000.00.
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accountancy or (equivalent course work).2. A total of three (3) years (36 months) of accounting experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.3. A total of two (2) years (24 months) of additional years of experience in professional level accounting work consistent with the next lower level of this series.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Certified Public Accountant.

• 5+ years of experience in public accounting/auditing firms.

• 3+ years of accounting experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
• 7+ accounting experience with progressively increasing responsibilities.

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For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:
1: All College/University Transcripts.2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).3: Cover Letter. 4: Resume.5: A list of three Professional References.
Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.
This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215

2: National Guard – NGB22 Form

3: Discharge Orders

4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting.


Working at Governors State University

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