Career Opportunity

Federal & State Grant Monitor (Principal Consultant #1275)
Northern Suburbs IL
Federal and State Monitoring
Lane 4 – Minimum salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled
This position performs work ranging from moderate complexity applying practices and technical expertise in areas of accounting, audit, financial management and continuous improvement; as a member of a team, regularly coordinates monitoring programs with Local Education Agencies, Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers and other clients for the purpose of determining fiscal and programmatic compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, agency guidelines and the enhancement of the quality of the programs. This position reports to the Division Administrator. (This position will work primarily in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Residency for this position is required within one of the following counties – Lake or McHenry - to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.)
  • ​As a member of a team and regularly as the team coordinator: 
    • initiates development of monitoring objectives and scope; 
    • initiates development of the monitoring program or checklist; 
    • reviews programmatic documentation to ensure compliance with state and/or federal laws, program regulations and guidelines for all types of state and federal education programs as assigned; 
    • coordinates the team’s monitoring work according to time budget; 
    • compiles and writes detailed documentation for work performed including findings, conclusions and recommendations according to standards and assists others in same; 
    • assists the monitoring team in completing the review; 
    • develops and drafts findings; 
    • performs quality control review of the teams work; 
    • ensures adequate resolution of quality review questions; and 
    • complies with professional standards. 
  • Suggests and participates in training opportunities to improve individual skills, knowledge and abilities. 
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of division activities including operational enhancements, data storage and retrieval, analysis of data and makes recommendations to the Division Administrator. 
  • Participates in workshops, conferences and task forces to disseminate information related to the monitoring function. 
  • Serves on project teams as approved by the Division Administrator. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • ​Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance or School Business Management or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above areas plus two years of relevant professional experience, or coursework which enables candidate to take the CPA examination in the state of Illinois plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, finance or business management in the compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, finance, or financial management practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques to complex issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability working in compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Demonstrated ability and success in conducting multi-task assignments and meeting deadlines. 
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. 
  • Must be proficient in Excel. 
  • Demonstrated ability in adhering to established policies and procedures. 
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License and extensive travel required. 

​Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures. ​