in Indiana’s Duneland in the Chicago metropolitan area

6100 Southport Road

Portage, Indiana 46368

(219) 763-6060



Working to enhance the quality of life for nearly 800,000 people along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is seeking an exceptional individual to assume responsibility for annual financial reporting, accounting transactions maintained in the general ledger, federal and state financial reporting, grant writing and assume financial responsibility for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).


Oversees accounting transactions and maintains the general ledger. Handles accounts receivable functions as well as some accounts payable functions. Prepares financial monthly reporting.

Manages federal, state and local grants including some financial oversight of NIRPC subrecipients. Possibly serves as backup to the Chief Financial Officer in meetings. Provides accounting services to our Planning Department in the form of developing and maintain fiscal TIP constraints. Supports the federal transit grant writing management plan.

Core Competencies:

Application materials should be submitted to NIRPC no later than March 20,2022, though the position will remain open until filled in order to find the candidate with the best fit among professional qualifications, experience, and suitability to NIRPC’s mission.

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