The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to maintain a workforce that is as diverse as the community in which we operate. The philosophy of inclusion and our commitment to our staff are a key part of our business strategy, pushing MPEA to be a leading employer and community resource. It’s this philosophy that keeps MPEA customer-centered and service-oriented to deliver the best possible experience for clients, contractors and visitors.
Please note that MPEA will only accept applications for positions which are posted. Employment applications that do not specify a particular position will not be accepted.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. Degree and license to practice law in Illinois. Minimum of three (5) years’ experience in legal practice required. Experience in municipal or other governmental body representation is desired. Experience in commercial transactions or public agency procurements are desired. Must have excellent research skills. Ability to utilize sound judgment in appraising and evaluating legal problems. Working knowledge of statutory and common laws applicable to municipal bodies. Proven ability to handle and maintain confidential information. Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
NOTE: Selection will be based on an evaluation of applicants’ training skills and experience.
DUTIES: Assists in monitoring the Authority’s compliance with enabling legislation, including competitive procurement, reporting and record keeping, governmental ethics and affirmative action. Assists in monitoring and drafting documents for all Authority procurement activities to assure compliance with applicable laws. In combination with other legal staff or outside counsel and management, assists in the negotiation of contracts for the Authority’s corporate purposes. Assists in monitoring Authority contract administration activities, including providing assistance to administrative staff in drafting required correspondence. Responds to legal inquiries and causes of action directed to the Authority from third parties, including but not limited to requests under the Freedom of Information Act and discovery in circuit and federal court litigation and administrative agency proceedings. Counsels Authority Staff with respect to the legal implications of the performance of their duties. Performs legal research relating to assigned work problems and reports on findings. Negotiates and drafts leases, licenses and concession agreements. Works with Authority Management on complex commercial, construction and real estate transactions. Advises staff regarding legal issues associated with the financial affairs of the Authority. Performs other job related duties as assigned.
RESUMES ALONG WITH MPEA APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
Applications available in the Human Resources Office or at www.mpea.com.
PLEASE FAX ALL RESUMES TO 312-791-6001, ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES or mail to 301 E. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616, Attn: Human Resources
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is preferred. Must possess a minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting experience in public accounting, auditing, or general accounting, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Prior Fixed Assets experience preferred. Proficient in Word and Excel and prior experience working with computerized financial packages. Experience with JD Edwards is strongly preferred. Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities and the ability to identify and define accounting and internal control issues and propose appropriate solutions. Strong mathematical skills are required. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Must have excellent organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 21, 2017
NOTE: Selection will be based on an evaluation of applicants’ training, skills and experience.
DUTIES: Responsible for assigned monthly close duties, including preparing and reviewing journal entries, ensuring steps in the close timeline are completed timely, reviewing financial statements and preparing related analyses, identifying areas requiring follow up and carrying out such follow up within a short timeline. Responsible for preparation of general ledger account reconciliations, including analyzing financial data to ensure the accuracy of accounting records. For assigned accounts, prepares summary account reconciliations documenting the nature and propriety of balances and activity by assigned monthly due dates. Responsible for identifying and resolving reconciling items in a timely manner. Continuously reviews processes to identify opportunities for improvements in effectiveness and/or efficiency. Proposes and implements improvements to documentation and processes. Utilizes JD Edwards accounting and other systems to facilitate analyses and problem solving. Analyzes integrity reports related to assigned accounts and resolves any exception items. For assigned areas, develops appropriate knowledge of the terms and conditions of the Authority’s vendor contracts in order to ensure compliance with such contracts and proper accounting for contract activities. Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and principles of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Prepares schedules for the annual audit and assists in preparation of year-end audited financial statements and related footnotes. Will provide leadership, direction, management, training and supervision to accounting staff, including establishing goals and evaluating performance. Creates new reports using JD Edwards report writing tools for analysis and for responding to information and report requests from user departments. Prepares and maintains process documentation of all accounting & administrative processes assigned and updates such documentation on an ongoing basis. Performs other job duties as assigned.
RESUMES ALONG WITH MPEA APPLICATONS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
Applications available at www.mpea.com.
PLEASE EMAIL ALL RESUMES to HR@MPEA.COM or mail to 301 E. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616, Attn: Human Resources
MPEA Jobs Hotline:
Telephone: (312) 791-6090
Fax: (312) 791-6001