Responsible for the preparation of internal and external financial reports, reviewing and approving all reimbursable grant claims, monitoring payroll distributions and Oracle modules interfaces. This position manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and related modified accrual and full accrual financial statements and note disclosures. Implement new accounting standards from the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), regulations from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and Illinois State Board of Education, etc. Reviews audit reports and ensure the accuracy and integrity of the general ledger. Plays a key role in implementing audit recommendations and directs staff training and development activities.