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City of Chicago, Financial Officer

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Under direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, this position manages the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) budgetary, accounting, billing, and collection and purchasing activities, and performs related duties as required.


  • Directs the development and preparation of OIG’s annual budget for department operating expenses;
  • Monitors the work of professional and paraprofessional staff engaged in analyzing and managing fund accounts;
  • Approves and monitors the timely processing of invoices for payment and requests for reimbursement;
  • Reviews financial reports, budgets, contracts, and balance sheets to ensure compliance with accounting practices and government regulations;
  • Handles confidential and sensitive operational and personnel-related information;
  • Designs and implements computerized accounting systems and internal controls to improve operating efficiency;
  • Provides technical assistance to staff and interprets financial policies and procedures to managers, vendors, and delegate agencies;
  • Compiles statistical data for the preparation of comprehensive financial and productivity reports; and
  • Maintains control over emergency, confidential, and/or supplemental accounts; administers OIG’s petty cash fund

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to positions within the class.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a directly related field with 15 credit hours in Accounting, plus five years of professional accounting experience of which two years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

General knowledge of:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles, methods, practices, and procedures
  • Financial analysis and management principles, methods, practices, and procedures
  • Budget preparation and management methods, practices, and procedures
  • Generally accepted fiscal policy principles, methods, practices, and procedures
  • Generally accepted auditing principles, methods, practices, and procedures
  • Applicable computer software packages (e.g., accounting software, data management software) and applications (e.g., Oracle)

ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $80,628 – $132,708 (annual increases)
Starting $80,628 (non-negotiable); Post successful six-month review $82,644

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employees must be a resident of the City of Chicago and proof of residency is required at the commencement of employment.
Employee Vaccination Requirement: City of Chicago employees must, as a condition of employment, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective October 15, 2021. This Policy applies to all City employees. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable City processes. For more information on the vaccine policy please visit:

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an equal opportunity employer.
OIG is an inclusive organization that hires and develops all its staff of all levels regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
OIG strives to create the kind of workplace where a socially diverse mix of people can thrive professionally. We pride ourselves in meeting our legal charge to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in government. Through the hard work of our passionate and innovative team, OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy to participate in the application process, please contact the OIG’s Manager of Human Resources Eloise Markham at Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The City of Chicago does not participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

The submission of written materials, e.g., writing sample, essay, cover letter, etc., generated in-part or fully by AI is strongly discouraged. Candidates who submit AI generated written materials may be disqualified from further consideration.


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