The Winnetka Park District is seeking a self-directed Staff Accountant. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Finance and Administrative Business Services, this position is expected to excel in a team-minded highly dynamic environment and to support the accounting function at the Park District. This position is responsible for daily cash receipts, accounts receivable, journal entries, bank reconciliations, and the compilation of monthly financial reports for the Board of Commissioners. The Staff Accountant will work closely with the Superintendent of Finance and Administrative Business Services to assist with general ledger maintenance, preparation for the District’s annual audit and budget, processing of month-end and year-end journal entries and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications: The successful candidate shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related area with a concentration in accounting or comparable training and experience. Minimum of three years hands on full-time experience in municipal or public accounting preferred. A thorough knowledge of computer-based accounting systems and familiarity with Illinois Park District Code and statutes regarding local governments is highly desirable. A high proficiency in Microsoft Excel including the ability to create complex functions and establish databases of financial data is preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to): • Input & balancing of Cash Reports from RecTrac and GolfNow to Tyler General Ledger; update cash receipt log for matching to Bank Statement • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts • Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments • Assists Department Heads and Superintendent of Finance in the preparation of the annual budget • Assists in the preparation for the annual audit and works with auditors for completion • Prepare monthly financial reports for submittal to the Board of Commissioners and Staff • Manage/review/prepare monthly bank statement reconciliation for all accounts • Prepare journal entries as necessary: month end and year end • Maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in all bank accounts and funds • Responsible for monthly audit of cash drawers at revenue facilities • Position may transition to include processing bi-weekly payroll
This is a Full-Time Exempt position. The Winnetka Park District offers a competitive compensation with a starting salary range of $43,163 - $62,606 based on qualifications & experience. This agency offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.
The Winnetka Park District serves over 14,500 residents and operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and Driving Range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches, dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party service and special events.