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Grant Manager  Chicago, IL  Posted: 1/13/2023
Job Description

Job ID#:

54412

Job Category:

Management

Position Type:

Associate - W2


This position is within Cook County's Bureau of Finance; Office of the Comptroller


Job Summary 
Under the direction of the Director of Financial Reporting (DFR), performs accounting tasks of a moderate to complex scope for various County departments and agencies. Manages/supervises the direct activities of accountants/analysts within the Comptroller's Office and countywide to prepare journal entries, review new grant agreements and audit financial reporting reconciliations. Ensures the timely and effective delivery of services to internal departments and client agencies by planning, working with and directing accountants/analysts within the Comptroller's Office and countywide to perform research of policies and procedures related to grant programs/areas of responsibilities. Reviews grant closeout functions as required by a specific grant, prepares journal entries in addition to final invoice documents, and communicates with departments regarding grant findings. Serves as a liaison with other departments to assist auditors during the annual audits of financial grant accounting. Communicates compliance rule changes and general trends/innovation issues within the field department. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics 
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local grant policies and funding opportunities.  Knowledge of public sector funding.  Strong management skills including scheduling, performance monitoring and quality control personnel.  Skill in Microsoft Office 365.  Skill supervising and directing the work activities of accountants/analysts countywide.  Excellent communication skills both in written and verbal formats.  Ability to manage/supervise team efforts to resolve countywide grant accounting and auditing issues.  Thorough knowledge in managing federal grants, financial accounting, budget analysis and management procedures.  Ability to assist others in projects involving financial systems and reporting activities.  Skill identifying possible accounting errors, inconsistencies and unlawful practices.  Ability to objectively and tactfully interact with departments resolving difficult accounting issues including grant-related findings.  Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures related to general accounting.
 

 
Job Requirements

 

Minimum Qualifications 
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Public Administration is required.  
- Three (3) years of full-time work experience auditing grants, auditing ledger transactions, or as an Accountant at a governmental agency is required.
- One (1) year of supervisory experience is required.
- Experience utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems is required.
Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in GAO (Government Accountability Office) Yellow Book, (Government Accounting Standards Board) and Single Audit is preferred.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.
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.
Candidates 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 extended an offer, in writing, by the Bureau Chief of BHR (or designee). 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).

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time.   To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION 'Are you a military veteran?'
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.  IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

  

 

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

 

*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.

 

 

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 - Office of the Inspector General. If the Cook County Inspector General 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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