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Agency: Illinois Gaming Board

Closing Date/Time: 04/12/2024

Salary:     $4,439-$6,377 / Monthly; CBA Language Applies

Job Type: Salaried County: Sangamon 

Number of Vacancies:         Plan/BU: RC-062


The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) is seeking to hire an Accountant for its Fiscal and Administration Division. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, be detail-orientated, be a team player, and have the ability to work independently.


The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. The IGB serves as the regulatory body for all gambling activities across the state of Illinois. The IGB administers a regulatory and tax collection system for the expanding casino gambling, video gaming, and sports wagering in Illinois. We are committed to preserving the integrity of the Illinois gaming industry.


As a State of Illinois employee, you receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive Group Insurance benefits including health, life, dental, and vision plans.
  • Flexible work schedules (when available and dependent upon position)
  • Paid vacation time annually.
  • 12 days of paid sick time annually which carryover year to year.
  • 3 paid personal business days per year.
  • 13-14 paid holidays per year dependent on election years.
  • 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave.
  • Pension plan through the State Employees Retirement System.
  • Deferred Compensation Program - voluntary supplemental retirement plan.
  • Optional pre-tax programs -Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) & Dependent Care Assistant Plan (DCAP).
  •  Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility.


For more information regarding the State of Illinois Benefits follow this link:


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/Labor contract apply to the filling of this position. All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should dick the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number: 36118


Essential Functions

  • Monitors, records, and processes all Illinois Gaming Board receipts.
  • Confers with licensee accounting representatives, casino executives, auditing firm personnel, Illinois, and other state governmental agents to provide direction and/or answer specific inquiries relative to correct filing procedures, as well as receipt-related inquiries.
  • Reconciles Illinois Gaming Board receipt reports with the State Treasurer, State Comptroller, and Revenue Accounting Division.
  • Assists supervisor in accumulating, analyzing, and producing extensive internal and public financial reporting concerning licensed gaming results, tax and fee collections, and distributions.
  • Compiles a variety of complex financial data and prepares a large variety of financial data for monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports and graphs, many of which will be available on the internet relative to gaming operations.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college with courses in business administration and accounting; or four (4) years of technical accounting experience.    "Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the stated requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of specific proficiency tests and training programs."

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to pass IGB background investigation (background check).
  •  Must comply with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act: No State employee who works for the Illinois Gaming Board, or spouse or immediate family member living with such person shall, during State employment, hold an ownership interest in, other than a passive interest in, a publicly traded company, in any gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the Sports Wagering Act.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: No person shall be employed to serve the Board who is, or whose spouse, parent, or child is, an official of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with, any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State, or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within this State.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: For the one year immediately preceding employment, an employee shall not have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers 2 years of knowledge of professional accounting and auditing theory, principles, methods, and procedures.
  • Prefers 2 years of knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations relating to state or non-state accounting or auditing procedures.
  • Prefers 2 years of knowledge of office methods, procedures, standard office accounting machines, and equipment. 
  • Prefers the ability to perform detailed work involving the application of accounting theory to routine accounting or auditing problems; evaluate accounting problems of moderate difficulty and analyze and interpret less complex accounting records and reports.
  • Prefers the ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately, either manually or by machine.
  • Prefers the ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Prefers elementary knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations relating to Gaming board procedures.
  • Prefers elementary knowledge and use of computer equipment for maintenance and production of automated accounting records.

Work Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Monday - Friday

Work Location: 801 S 7th St Springfield, IL 62703-2487

Agency Contact:

Illinois Gaming Board, Human Resources 801 South 7th Street, Suite 400 South Springfield, IL 62703

217-557-2821 Phone

217-524-1932 Fax

in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process. 

The Illinois Gaming Board continually strives for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Family: Fiscal, Finance & Procurement

This title is within the Upward Mobility Program. General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.

This position does not contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).


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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate8gplication Job Aid

Non-State employees: on - click "Application Procedures" in the footer of every page of the website.

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:

Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-state employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-state employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor ("OEIG") or may be subject to a fine.