Posted: May 01, 2024

Company: Illinois Department of Human Services

Employer Type: Government

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Accounting/Finance

Experience Level: Entry Level

Certification Required: n/a

Education Required: Bachelors



Must apply through external site: ACCOUNTANT (Upward Mobility) (

Location: Springfield, IL, US, 62703

Job Requisition ID: 37463

Closing Date/Time: 05/13/2024
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC062

Position Overview

Under general supervision, performs professional accounting functions in the Revenue Management-Financial Review Unit, maintains the Department’s Accounts Receivables and collection records for programs in the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), Bureau of Child Care & Development and numerous other State agencies, including MH/DD Facilities; refers delinquent accounts to the Comptroller, collection agencies and/or Attorney General; prepares selected reports required by the Comptroller. Provides the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS) auditors with needed data to determine hospital reimbursement due the Department. Recommends accounts for write-off. Performs professional accounting work; prepares and assists in preparing various statistical reports for management, including revenue reports and budget projections. Performs accounting functions necessary for collection of regular Accounts Receivables and delinquent debts.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducts analytical reviews of assigned areas; maintains and reconciles Accounts Receivables for programs and facilities; establishes receivables for the Department; prepares all necessary documents to ensure accounts are current; enters data into the Systems Applications and Products (SAP)/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and/or PC program.
  2. Processes recipient accounts from Facility Resource Units for assistance in collection efforts; determines types of collection steps to be used and/or close-out specific accounts; approves debit/credit adjustments; refers accounts to collection agencies, Comptroller and/or Attorney General; and maintains controls to reconcile accounts.
  3. Monitors the facilities’ aging reports by reviewing accounts one year and older; communicates with facility resource staff on recommendations of actions.
  4. Serves as liaison with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services auditors on hospital reimbursements due to the Department; audits hospital report vouchers for Third Party payments, Medical and Home Services payments; establishes Accounts Receivable and initiates collection activity when DHFS advises of overpayment.
  5. Reviews and prepares quarterly Accounts Receivable reports from SAP/ERP and Accounts Receivable System (ARS) for selected types of Accounts Receivable and as mandated by the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986; maintains all necessary supporting documentation; advises management staff of any adjustments.
  6. Assists with the disposition/resolution of audit findings relating to Accounts Receivable.
  7. Reviews delinquent accounts to determine if criteria for write-offs are met; recommends accounts to be certified for write-off.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Work Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Work Location: 600 E Ash St, Springfield, Illinois, 62703

Office of Fiscal Services

Bureau of Collection Services

Revenue Management-Financial Review
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Posting Group: Fiscal, Finance & Procurement; Social Services

About the Agency: The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:
• A Pension Program
• Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
• 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
• 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)
• 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
• Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
• 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
• Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
• Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
• GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans
• 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
• Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)
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The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:


Desired Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years college with coursework in business administration and accounting OR four (4) years of technical experience.

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