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Reporting to the Supervisor, will perform and review 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 LEAs, ROEs, Illinois State Course System (ISCS) 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.

  • Reviews grant recipients responses to findings to ensure an adequate resolution to findings and peer reviews resolution determinations of other staff members.
  • Performs desk reviews of grantees to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes and guidance.
  • Reviews audit and monitoring work papers prepared by other auditors for completeness, accuracy, clarity, and compliance with applicable department, state, federal, and auditing guidelines, rules, regulations, and statutes.
  • As a member of a team and regularly as the team coordinator:
    1. Initiates development of monitoring objectives and scope; 
    2. Initiates development of the monitoring program or checklist; 
    3. 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; 
    4. Coordinates the team's monitoring work according to time budget; 
    5. Compiles and writes detailed documentation for work performed including findings, conclusions and recommendations according to standards and assists others in same; 
    6. Assists the monitoring team in completing the review; 
    7. Develops and drafts findings;
    8. Performs quality control review of the team's work;
    9. Ensures adequate resolution of quality review questions; and
    10. Complies with professional standards.
  • Reviews audit/monitoring reports for content and quality.
  • Acts as liaison for the department to the technology help desk, liaison for EATS maintenance issues, generation of management reports from EATS, maintenance of cycle data, data collection
  • to support field work, and acts as primary web content manager for department.
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of department activities including operational enhancements, data storage and retrieval, analysis of data and makes recommendations to the director.
  • Participates in workshops, conferences and task forces to disseminate information related to the monitoring function.
  • Suggests and participates in training opportunities to improve individual skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Public 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. (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 some travel. 

  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures.


Federal & State Monitoring
$57,461 - $72,614 
$57,461 - $97,790
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To view full posting and apply electronically, please visit https://www.isbe.net/Lists/ISBECareers/CareerDisplayForm.aspx?ID=864. Interested parties must submit the required application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial until recommended for hire). The subject line should include the position number(s) you are applying for.

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