Duties: • Supervises, plans, and coordinates fiscal and financial operations of the park district. • Ensures the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports. • Directs and coordinates the annual budgetary planning process. • Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. • Develops financial forecasts. • Manages purchasing functions for the district. • Develops purchasing, receiving, and inventory procedures. • Manages the insurance portfolio for liability, property, workers’ compensation and related coverages. • Coordinates employee health insurance with the Village of Deerfield. • Executes and implements personnel and payroll policies and procedures. • Supervises record keeping for payroll and personnel requirement. • Prepares and maintains Deerfield Park District Foundation financial records • Attends all meetings of the Park District Board and financial planning meetings. • Performs long range financial planning relating to the operation and expansion of facilities and sites. • Develops fiscal planning required for implementation of the yearly capital improvement plans. • Prepares and files the annual tax levy, budget and appropriation ordinance, and produces annual treasurer’s report. • Invests available funds in interest producing instruments allowable within the state statues and district policies. • Prepares and provides financial information and records required for annual financial audit. • Files copies of audit as required. • Represents the district at local government and community meetings as assigned. • Maintains an active and participating membership in state and national park and recreation associations. • Directs the maintenance of fixed asset records for all applicable district facilities and contents. • Plans and coordinates loss control, risk management, and safety related activities within the district. • Directs the planning and implementation of the park district’s data processing system and all related information technology needs. • Supervises Finance and Human Resources Manager and IT Manager. • Serves as FOIA officer for the district. Qualifications Minimum of eight years of full-time experience in a related field with at least five years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in finance, business administration, accounting or another related field is required. Master’s degree, CPA and CPRP/CPRE are all preferred. Experience with RecTrac 3.1, and Tyler Technologies Accounting Software (Incode 10) strongly desired.
This is an exempt full-time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holidays, and sick time.
The Deerfield Park District serves over 18,000 residents and operates numerous parks and facilities that include the Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Golf Club, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, and Deerspring and Mitchell Park outdoor aquatic facilities. The Deerfield Park District employs 47 full-time employees and over 500 part-time and seasonal employees with an annual operating budget of $15 million.
The recruitment effort is being performed to replace a retiring Director of Finance. The park district expects the new Director of Finance to start in mid to late November to have an approximate 30-45 day overlap with the current Director. Resumes May Be Sent To: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an application at https://www.deerfieldparks.org/