Career Opportunity

Program Monitor (Principal Consultant #1638)
Springfield or Chicago
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July 5, 2023
Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Director, reviews audit reports and audits corrective action plans for appropriateness, implementation status and effectiveness. Provides assistance as needed with other Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) department related activities.

  • Reviews audit reports form Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) grantees in accordance with the uniform guidance and GATA.
  • Compares findings with fiscal and administrative risk assessment responses.
  • Reconciles financial data as needed.
  • Provides guidance to agency staff to assist in reviews of corrective action plans and drafting of management decision letters.
  • Participates in monitoring and administration of fiscal and administrative risk conditions assigned to grantees.
  • Provides technical and other assistance via email, phone, written correspondence and workshops to certified public accountants, school district personnel, joint agreement administrators, regional superintendents and other administrators related to state and federal laws, regulations and accounting/auditing standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.​​
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or Finance. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)​​​​​
  • Two years of experience in auditing or accounting. ​​​​​
  • Auditing coursework.​​​
  • CPA, CGAP or CIA. ​​​
  • ​Audit experience. ​​​

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.