Under the general direction of the WIOA Fiscal Director, or in the alternative with regard to non-WIOA matters, under the general direction of the CFO, performs reviews of submitted documentation of assigned sub-recipients to determine financial compliance. Provides technical support to delegate agencies. Prepares and submits accounting reports to the WIOA Fiscal Director or the CFO and highlights any irregularities. Assists WIOA Fiscal Director or CFO with any duties as assigned.
Preferred qualifications include:
Nonprofit accounting experience Certified Public Accountant Experience with federal funding and writing reports Experience with Workforce Development funding Experience with Indirect Cost Rate proposals, operating under a NICRA (including preparing reports to cognizant agency reflecting compliance Experience with Cost Allocations Experience with Payroll Allocations Supervisory experience
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Records and Implements Cost Allocation Plans to Agency-Wide expenditures.
Supervises, trains, evaluates and disciplines other Accountants and Voucher Coordinators on all assigned projects.
Summarizes accounting and reporting of Accountants into monthly reporting requirements.
Interacts with external auditors monitoring The Partnership.
Reviews, analyzes, and records financial statement information for Accounting and Reporting.
Performs monthly financial statements and bank reconciliations. Performs monthly reconciliations of Accounting Records with Funder-required external Reporting systems.
Prepares Budget to Actual and assist in preparing monthly accounting and reporting to various sources.
Receives, investigates, and provides solutions to address inquiries from internal Unit Directors/Directors.
Performs a variety of professional tasks relative to assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of accounting systems for The Partnership.
Assumes responsibility for a variety of financial records and operations subject to the review of the Fiscal Director and CFO.
Assists the Fiscal Director in the design, implementation and maintenance of fiscal control and record keeping systems.
Prepares full and comprehensive written audit and other reports for each assignment and keeps the Fiscal Director informed on all irregular audit or other financial operations.
Develops and maintains extensive financial and account records and logs as required.
Utilizes appropriate financial software systems to access and manipulate financial data.
Confers with Fiscal Director and/or the CFO on policy issues and assists with the development and installation of new or revised accounting systems or procedures for the Fiscal unit and may train personnel in the operation of such newly established systems and procedures.
Provides technical support to delegate agencies.
Reviews, interprets and analyzes fiscal reports from grant sub-recipients throughout The Partnership’s service areas.
Thorough knowledge of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) rules and regulations, and regular review of all financial records to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, State and local acts, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
Ability to objectively and tactfully interact with and supervise Fiscal staff in resolving difficult accounting issues.
Excellent skill in identifying possible accounting errors, inconsistencies, and unlawful practices.
Strong knowledge of basic GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Skill in organizing information in a logical manner to support audit results.
Ability to maintain an attitude of professional skepticism throughout review of all fiscal matters.
Strong knowledge of internal control concepts and procedures. Ability to objectively and tactfully interact with sub-recipients in resolving difficult accounting issues.
Knowledge of GAAS: Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
Working knowledge of applicable software programs, such as; Microsoft Word, Excel, Great Plains or similar software. .
Ability to identify errors, irregularities and illegal acts and take appropriate action.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting, Management, or a related field; significant experience in compliance oversight OR, minimum of five (5) years full-time work experience in fiscal management and/or auditing and fiscal monitoring in the field of Employment Training and Program Development.
- Two (2) years of professional experience in administering grant funded public programs.
- Possession of a valid Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance.
Additional Salary Information: To be negotiated based on experience
In 2011, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and then Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel appointed a joint committee to evaluate the impact of combining City and County resources. The committee’s efforts resulted in a report which suggested 19 areas of collaboration—among them was workforce development. In this area each governmental body provided similar, yet disparate services under the auspices ...of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Despite geographic proximity, each administration maintained separate policies and initiatives with formal business engagement generally managed by delegate agencies. The Chicago Workforce Investment Council (CWIC), a non-profit workforce policy organization also provided direction and programming in this arena.
ChicagoCookBy working together, without regard to geographic boundaries, both Cook County and the City of Chicago would broaden the reach of workforce services for employers and job seekers alike. With three primary goals in mind— reducing costs, improving services and engaging the business community—the Mayor and President together formed the largest nonprofit managed LWIA in the nation, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Its services are available to all residents and businesses within Cook County, including the City of Chicago and more than 200 other municipalities.
Since its introduction in July 2012, The Partnership has implemented numerous policy changes to align occupational training services with current and projected business needs. Through its Business Relations and Economic Development team, The Partnership has amplified private sector awareness of the region’s workforce resources and has led to deeper business engagement.