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Financial/Accounting


Field Auditor III  Chicago, IL  Posted: 9/20/2022
Job Description

Job ID#:

53459

Job Category:

Financial/Accounting

Position Type:

Associate - W2


This position is within Cook County's Bureau of Finance; Department of Revenue


To apply click here: Field Auditor III


Job Summary                                                                               

Performs audits of County agencies or businesses that remit home rule taxes to the County either independently or under general supervision.  Works on the County's annual external audit under the direction of supervisor.  Assesses the degree of risk associated with specific accounts and classes of transactions for purposes of determining audit procedures.  Performs audits of compliance for entities subjected to various Cook County ordinances. Observes explanations for differences between physical counts and accounting inventory.  Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Knowledge of or the ability to comprehend County, State and Federal laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures that directly or indirectly effect the collection of County taxes and fees.  Knowledge of tax or other types of field investigation techniques, policies and procedures.  Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.  Ability to objectively and tactfully communicate with hostile or reluctant business owners, operators or taxpayers.  Ability to comprehend an agency's accounting system.  Ability to communicate in writing in a concise and grammatically correct manner.  Ability to understand accounting or operating procedure narratives or flowcharts.  Knowledge of internal control concepts and procedures.  Ability to analyze, prepare and/or present audit/inspection findings or conclusions in a logical manner.  Ability to ascertain compliance with laws, home rule tax ordinances and regulations.  Skill observing an entity's operations and documenting those observations with narratives or flowcharts.  Ability to interpret both verbal and nonverbal information from others.  Skill evaluating information for problem solving.  Skill organizing information in a logical manner to support audit results.  Ability to maintain an attitude of professional skepticism throughout an audit.  Ability to identify possible errors, irregularities and illegal acts.  Knowledge of applicable software programs such as Microsoft Office.  Ability to work flexible hours to conduct investigation visits.

 
Job Requirements

 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. 
  • One (1) year of full-time work experience is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver's' license is required.  
  • Must work flexible work hours to conduct investigation visits is required.

**At the time of the interview, candidates may be required to complete a writing exercise to assess their proficiency. This will be a part of the selection process


Physical Requirements
 
Sedentary Work
         
Sedentary Work involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
 
*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.


To apply click here: Field Auditor III


PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-1 AND COOK COUNTY'S MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO EITHER SUBMIT PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION OR A REQUEST FOR REASONABLE ACCOMODATION PRIOR TO THE START OF EMPLOYMENT. PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING HYPERLINKS FOR THE FULL TEXT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-1 AND THE COOK COUNTY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY.
 
This position is considered a safety-sensitive position. Candidates who are selected to fill safety-sensitive positions must pass a required drug test as part of the pre-employment background check process.
 
Candidates who are contacted will be required to produce original required documents (e.g., current driver's license, diploma, school transcript, certifications, etc.) listed on the Notice of Job Opportunity within five (5) days of being notified, in writing, by the Bureau Chief of BHR (or designee) that they have been provisionally placed on the Interview List.  Candidates will be notified of how to submit  required documents.  
The duties listed are not set forthfor purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada, must be credentialed by either the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Falsification of any information in the application process will result in disqualification, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the County's Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. For current County employees, such falsification may result in discipline, up to and including termination, and placement on the County's Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. See Cook County Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sections 44-54 Unlawful Practices Relating to Employees and Employment - Penalty, 44-56 Political Discrimination; Cook County Employment Plan, Section V.N. Pre-Interview License and Certification Verification; Supplemental Policy No. 2014-2.13 Ineligible for Rehire List; and Cook County Personnel Rules 3.3(b) (7) (d)

 

EEO Statement

Cook County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer. Cook County prohibits illegal discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, source of income, housing status, military service or discharge status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected category established by law, statute or ordinance as further defined in Chapter 44. Human Resources, Article II. Personnel Polices, Section 44-53 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances and Chapter 42. Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-35 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances.

 

NOTE: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.

 

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

 

Social Media Disclaimer

The County's hiring process is governed by the Cook County Employment Plan which prohibits employment actions from being influenced by any Political Reasons or Factors for Non-Exempt Positions. The advertisement of this position by any individual does not constitute an offer or promise of employment, promotion, or any other employment action and shall not influence the County's hiring decision. Cook County officials and employees who become aware of or receive a complaint that involves an allegation of Political Reasons or Factors being considered in the hiring process of Non-Exempt positions are obligated to refer the complaint to the Cook County Compliance Officer. If the Cook County Compliance Officer sustains allegations of Political Reasons or Factors being considered, Cook County will disqualify the Applicant or Candidate from consideration for employment and disciplinary action will be imposed on any involved Cook County employees, if applicable.


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