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 Annual Salary Range is: $64,183.00- $77,020.00 DOQ

It shall be the Mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to acquire, hold, and maintain lands within Kane County, which contribute to the preservation of natural and historic resources and habitats, flora or fauna; to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens.


Under direction and supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting Manager is responsible for all accounting functions of the District including monthly financial statement preparation and managing and developing the payroll, accounts payable and cash receipt functions of the District. The position is also responsible for managing the general ledger, accounts receivable, audit and month-end closing procedures. Directs Payroll Coordinator, Accounts Payable Specialist, and Administrative Assistant staff on a day-to-day operational basis.


-Analyze, reconcile, balance and maintain accounting records; assist in the development of departmental budgets and internal financial reports as needed. Prepare financial schedules as needed; prepare financial data to generate reports. -Monitor monthly departmental revenue and expenses; ensure expenditures are in compliance with District policy and generally accepted accounting principles. -Evaluate accounting processes regularly and recommend process improvements as needed. -Reconcile bank statements. -Review cash receipts, disbursements and payroll transactions. -Prepare monthly journal entries. -Process the month-end closing; prepare month-end adjusting entries and G/L closing. -Coordinate and manage the annual audit process by preparing worksheets, financial statement schedules, notes and responding to the auditor’s requests for information. -Keep current with labor, IMRF and tax regulations and how they must be implemented with the financial software. -Create and review all state and federal tax reports, unemployment insurance and IMRF. -Consult regularly with the Chief Financial Officer on financial information, Board requests and special reports. -Maintain capital asset system. Coordinate the development and maintenance of the general ledger chart of accounts. -Hire, train, supervise and evaluate full-time staff assigned. -Maintain excellent inter-departmental communication within the District through verbal and written means. -Assist in the development of the annual District budget and year-end projections. Continuously monitor budget performance throughout the year, adjusting for unexpected expenses or fluctuations in revenue as appropriate. Ensure compliance with -District financial policies. Coordinate property and farm license program. -Assist in auditing business contracts for compliance. -Coordinate the project accounting program. -Provide assistance to the Chief Financial Officer in set-up, maintenance and training on computer systems as it relates to the budget and other financial applications. -Maintain relations with other municipal governments to exchange information on accounting procedures and computer maintenance. -Provide secondary backup for payroll processing. -Must be bondable. -Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval. -Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities. -Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations. -Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. Staff Supervision: -Payroll Coordinator, Accounts Payable Specialist, and Administrative Assistant; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. -Additional duties and functions may be essential.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS -Minimal local travel may be required. -Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES - GENERAL To be successful in ANY role at the District, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

-Quality / Accuracy: Pays attention to details and is concerned with accuracy and thoroughness of work; looks for ways to improve and promote overall quality and makes recommendations. -Reliability / Dependability: Performs job duties consistently and reliably; fulfills promised actions; is honest and trustworthy. -Responsiveness / Sense of Urgency: Demonstrates a sincere willingness to help; understands the needs of preserve users; sets realistic expectations; provides prompt service; is timely. -Planning / Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time and resources efficiently; develops realistic action plans Judgment / Decision-Making: Possesses sound common sense and ability to solve-problems; has confidence to work independently; able to make effective decisions in a timely manner. -Communication: Understands audience; writes and speaks in a clear and effective manner; possesses ability to vary communication style based on situation; demonstrates positive attitude in verbal and non-verbal communication; shares factual, pertinent and targeted information with others; accepts differences in communication styles – doesn’t allow differences to stop operational progress or efficiencies. -Adaptability / Flexibility: Manages change with ease and grace; able to communicate unexpected changes or delays in a way that minimizes negative impact; maintains a broad perspective. -Teamwork / Collaboration: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships; willingly helps and finds ways to add value; recognizes the contributions of others; cooperates; builds partnerships throughout organization; respects expertise and differences of others. -Responsibility / Independence: Accountable for own work; willingly accepts responsibility for successes and failures; possess initiative to work independently and energetically. -Safety / Security: Actively promotes safety; personally, observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly; investigates accidents professionally and efficiently.


-Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old -Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or closely related field required. -Experience: Five (5) years of accounting experience, including 1-2 years in a supervisory role: preferably in governmental accounting. -Additional: Knowledge and experience with the Tyler Technologies: New World System is strongly desired. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES -Thorough knowledge of Government Accounting, Audit, Financial Reporting (GAAFR), Principles, Practices and Procedures. -Working knowledge of the inter-relationships among general ledgers, subsidiary ledger, and various government finance reporting requirements. -Knowledge of finance, budgeting, and cost control procedures. -Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare reports, statements and/or financial projections. -Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by internal customers. -Ability to work independently and solve problems comprehensively and effectively. -Ability to organize, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks. -Ability to handle cash and other securities. -Strong leadership skills -Excellent computer (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) skills; familiarity with integrated accounting systems (Payroll, GL, AP, budget). -Organized, attention to detail. -Willing to learn present and new computerized accounting procedures -Strong communication and people skills -Effectively meet and deal with the public -Communicate effectively verbally and in writing -Read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language -Accurately record and maintain records -Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, District officials, and the public -Bondable. -Must have and maintain a valid Class D Illinois driver’s license.


$64,183.00- $77,020.00 DOQ. This role is Full Time with benefits; including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).


Normal operating hours of 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday.

Application Procedure: Apply Online Only


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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Amy Sarro

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Under the direction of the Systems Support Manager, responsible for the support of all informtion system resources including but not limited to computers, networks, telephones, cell phones, and peripherals. Support the implementation of information systems and telecommunication technologies. Tasks include end user support, license tracking, documentation, PC maintenenace and repair, upgrades and configurations.

Associate degree in related field with one or two years of full time computer experience supporting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products on desktop/laptop PCs or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.

Microsoft Certification a plus!

Working knowledge of Microsoft Window and Microsoft Office products.
Working knowledge of iOS and Windows Server a plus.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Experience troubleshooting hardware, software and printer related issues.
Experience installing software, patches, and updates desktop and laptops and troubleshooting basic network issues.
Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
Ability to work responsbily with minimal supervision.

Generally 10am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Durring summer months, a combination of weekdays and Saturday. Hours could be adjusted based on the needs of the organization. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to work additional hours and weekends as the park district operates 7 days a week.

FLSA: This is a full time, year round, hourly, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Health, medical and dental plans and IMRF retirement fund. Free use of Lifestyles Fitness Center and Pelican Harbor Aquatic Complex and discounts on programs.

Please include resume with application.

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 Bolingbrook Park District


Bill Oetzel

 Closing Date

January 08, 2023

 $43,351 - $52,000

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for managing, coaching and empowering a team of knowledgeable and resolution oriented customer service staff who succeed in positive brand identity by mentoring staff on the mission and vision of the Elk Grove Park District in daily operations.  


Recruit, mentor and develop customer service staff and nurture an environment where they can excel through encouragement and empowerment. Manage customer service operations at multiple facilities. Respond to customer issues in a timely manner and to the highest satisfaction of the customer while aligning with the mission and vision of the District and current policies and procedures. Set customer service satisfaction goals and work with the team to meet and exceed them on a consistent basis. Stay informed on the current Customer Service trends and techniques. Create effective customer service procedures, policies and standards. Maintain accurate records and documents and route all Customer Service transactions accordingly.  Meet Customer Service financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective action.     Oversee financial management of the Customer Service areas; including budget submission and monitoring expenses and revenues, cash handling, point of sale transactions, withdrawals,  payroll timesheets, and purchases.   Work with the Safety Coordinator to communicate and assist with executing emergency plans for the facility. Seek service and process improvements by monitoring data, customer feedback and by communicating and teaming with key personnel, such as coordinators and facilities staff. Work to effectively communicate and coordinate with all departments to meet the needs of customers and employees according to District policy.   Mastery of the RecTrac Software - Registration System during the first 30 days of hire.  Hold monthly Customer Service meetings to update staff on current issues and safety policies. Perform the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Oversee the record keeping of the parks district’s scholarship program.  Assist in edits and proofing during the seasonal brochure process. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Ability to effectively communicate in person, by telephone and in writing. Demonstration of an enthusiastic and positive attitude. Understanding of general office management and office systems including: phone system, Google Office Suite, Incode and RecTrac. Skill in the handling of cash receipts.  Understanding of deposits, daily balance and invoices. Skill in general budget management and development. Ability to effectively sell memberships, passes and registrations. Ability to hire, train and evaluate staff. Skill in maintaining time sheets and submitting payroll summary. Ability to solve problems and make decisions. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A four year degree from an accredited college with a background in personnel, hospitality, recreation, psychology, business management or a related field.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience in customer service, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may also be considered. 

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Over View: This is a full-time position reporting to the Finance Manager.  The starting salary is $18.52 per hour + based on qualifications and experience. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, professional training opportunities, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days. The work schedule is primarily Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Job Purpose: The Accounting Assistant position processes and pays all invoices and expenses incurred by the Park District.

The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $125,000 - $155,000

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the agency's Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, demonstrated leadership and communication skills, and a commitment to DEI hiring, promotion and workplace practices.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information and the list of required application steps, please visit:

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 Berwyn Park District


Alan Howard

 Closing Date

December 20, 2022