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Accountant | Woodridge Park District
Posted on Feb 14, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for an Accountant. As a four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 655 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, performing monthly reconciliations, maintaining fixed asset records, preparing information for annual audit, assisting with the budgeting process, monthly financial reporting, and performing inventory audits.

POSITION: This is a full time, exempt position with an exceptional benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, pension plan (IMRF) and much more.

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
• Minimum of three years of satisfactory proven experience in accounting.
• Experience in governmental accounting principles and procedures is preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of computer/server operations including but not limited to proficiency in Microsoft Office products, registration and financial accounting software programs is required. Experience in Incode, Timepro, and Activenet preferred.

RESPONSIBILITY: This position reports to the Superintendent of Finance, Personnel, and IT and is part of a three person finance team. Essential duties include but are not limited to preparing monthly reconciliations for bank accounts, balance sheet accounts and assigned financial reporting. Analyzing trends with revenues and expenses. Conducting regular inventory audits to ensure inventory systems are accurately reflecting goods on hand. Preparing sales tax reporting to be filed with the State of Illinois. Assisting recreation staff with program accounting. Assisting with accounting processes including cash management, accounts payable, daily deposits, and accounts receivable as well as troubleshooting customer financial transactions. Assisting in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests. A complete job description is available upon request.

ATTRIBUTES: We are seeking a dedicated individual who is a self-starter with an eye for detail that strives for excellence; understands and executes strong financial controls and results; possess strong organizational skills; strong written & oral communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations.

SALARY RANGE: $47,500+ depending on qualifications and experience.


2600 Center Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
United States

How to apply:

Woodridge Park District Connie Curry, Human Resource Generalist 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

Application can be picked up at the Community Center at the address listed above or obtained from

Utility Billing Clerk | City of Lockport
Posted on Feb 9, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or logical to the position.

• Account & service maintenance: maintaining owner contact, address changes, landlord information, ACH, entry of new meter cards, updating of meter serial/mxu numbers, list of hydrant meters, and maintains billing routes in utility billing system.
• Addressing residents’ complaints or questions on their utility bills or accounts and responding in a timely manner.
• Creating utility bills: loading utility accounts into the automatic meter reading device, downloading the reads from the device into the billing system; review readings for errors, determining accounts needing estimated bills, proofing of the billing registers and exception reports for any high usage and send courtesy letter to homeowner, uploading of regular and final utility bills to servicing company; proofing for accuracy and appearance. Finalizing/closing out utility accounts, and prepares annual bills for all fire meter usage.
• Delinquent Payments: Posting of late penalties and related notices, oversight of the shut-off list and turn on/off process, and reconciliation of delinquent payment account for submitting to the State for collection.
• Oversight of the daily balancing of the cash drawers, as well as, proofing for accuracy.
• Main contact for the City’s refuge vendor to ensure proper billing records and services and determining amount owed to the vendor.
• Oversees RPZ notifications and surveys to residents.
• Communicates billing changes to the Sanitary Districts, Township and IL American Water.
• Provides assistance in coverage of the main front desk, including collection and posting of utility payments and other miscellaneous cash receipts.
• Performs general clerical duties such as typing, filing, spreadsheets, and data entry and retrieval.
• Perform other miscellaneous tasks/duties at the discretion of the Finance Director.

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing and filing
• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible utility billing experience with varied clerical, public contact and technical office management work;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Working knowledge of governmental utility principles and practices
• Ability to perform arithmetic computations accurately and quickly.
• Ability to manage time well, be highly organized and plan work assignments effectively to maintain a smooth flow of record keeping and information processing.
• Ability to use modern office technology, including a personal computer.
• Knowledge and ability to work with software related to accomplishing the utility billing functions, including spreadsheets and various computer applications.
• Ability to establish successful working relationships.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
• Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.


222 E 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
United States

How to apply:

All interested candidates can apply on the City's website under Employment Opportunities.

Assistant Finance Director | City of Park Ridge
Posted on Feb 6, 2018 and open until Feb 26, 2018.

The City of Park Ridge seeks motivated applicants for the professional position of Assistant Finance Director. This position reports to the Director of Finance.

Responsibilities include oversight of various operations in the finance department including but not limited to: supervision of Accountant and Accounting function, managing annual audit process including preparation of schedules and reconciliations, assisting in preparation of annual budget, assisting in administration of utility billing program, serving as project manager for technical projections including ERP system and related internal controls, verifying and approving purchase orders and invoices, and preparing reports and analysis as needed for Committee and City Council meetings. May be asked to attend evening meetings to present data and information to City Council.

Minimum requirements include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, 10 years of accounting experience, supervisory experience and two to three years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or governmental auditing. CPA and/or CPFO preferred.

General work hours include Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Starting salary is $92,000 +/- depending on qualifications, plus benefits. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) eligible.

Deadline for posting is February 26, 2018.


505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
United States

How to apply:

Application available at

Submit Application for Employment, cover letter and resume to
Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email at
or by U.S. mail:
City of Park Ridge
Attn: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Director of Finance | Village of Glencoe, IL
Posted on Feb 5, 2018 and open until Mar 9, 2018.

Glencoe, IL (pop. 8,900) The Village of Glencoe is an affluent, historic community located on the shores of Lake Michigan, approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago. Glencoe is a Special Chartered non-home rule, AAA rated community of approximately four square miles. The Village boasts a vibrant downtown, nationally ranked schools, award winning parks (many designed by acclaimed landscape architect Jens Jensen), historic neighborhoods with a rich architectural heritage (boasting the third largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures in the world), and is the home of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Writers Theatre, a nationally-acclaimed theatre company. Glencoe places the highest emphasis on customer service and excellence in municipal service delivery and has a long history of innovation. Glencoe is the first council-manager community in Illinois, one of many “firsts” in the Village’s history of innovation.

The Village has an annual budget of $25 million (General Fund is approximately $18 million) and 100 full-time employees allocated across a fully integrated Public Safety Department (officers are cross-trained as firefighters/EMTs/police officers), full-service Public Works Department (including a municipally-operated water treatment facility and distribution network), Finance, the Village Manager’s Office and a municipal golf operation (a wholly separate enterprise fund). The Finance Director is appointed by the Village Manager. The most recent Finance Director served the Village for 29 years, 19 as Finance Director. In addition to the Director, the department has 5 full time employees—an Assistant to the Director, an Accountant, a Data Coordinator, a Billing Coordinator and a Management Analyst.

The Village’s next Finance Director will be an integral part of the executive management team, participating in key decisions regarding economic development, capital planning and development, long- and short-term revenue and expenditure strategies, budget development and administration and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health of the Village.

The Finance Director is an important communicator – the Director must be able to discuss complex financial concepts and strategies in a manner that can be readily understood by individuals with and without municipal finance backgrounds, and as a member of the Village’s leadership team, the Director communicates within the organization about Village goals, priorities and work plan initiatives. 

The Finance Director must maintain a forward-looking perspective, constantly scanning the horizon in efforts to anticipate future problems and work toward developing potential solutions – candidates must be creative, innovative, committed to process improvement and excited to think about local government service delivery and financing in new, progressive ways.

The Finance Director leads a professional team and encourages staff growth and development by offering learning and professional development opportunities and providing coaching and feedback.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, finance, business administration or a related field, plus at least seven years of increasingly responsible experience in executive-level financial administration, a portion of which is in the public sector. CPA or Certified Public Finance Officer designation is a plus.
• The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative team-player with strong communication skills and a passion for outstanding municipal service delivery.

Salary: $150,000 +/- DOQ. The Village of Glencoe offers a competitive benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


675 Village Court
Glencoe, IL 60022
United States

How to apply:

Candidates should apply no later than March 9, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 references to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA , 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240

Accounting Manager | Lake County Forest Preserve District
Posted on Jan 31, 2018 and open until Mar 2, 2018.

Full-Time Position
Location: Libertyville, IL
Salary Range: $76,784 - $95,980 - $115,176
Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of the full accounting cycle: general ledger accounting, A/P, A/R, month end, and year-end audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Supervises full-time staff.

Maintains the General ledger through Journal Entries, performs the month-end closing and year-end closing processes. Oversees account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and correct coding in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Coordinates annual audit and works closely with the District’s outside auditors to review annual financial information and record year-end journal entries including GASB34 entries. Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Prepares monthly financial analysis and provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Processes IMRF, unemployment, Federal and State Tax remittances, and quarterly payroll taxes. Assists in the preparation of the District Annual Budget and implementation of District Budget Policies. Prepares grant reporting and coordinates annual single audit. Implements GASB pronouncements. Manages accounting software modules and system interfaces including updates and upgrades. Manages inventory software for central supply warehouse. Oversees Preservation Foundation accounting, reporting and annual audit. Manages Merchant Services including point of sale terminals and transaction review, booking and discrepancy resolution. Participates in setting strategic direction for the organization and advancing the execution of strategic goals. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.

Bachelor's Degree with concentration in Accounting or Finance. Eight years of accounting experience including two years supervisory experience. Working knowledge of Fund accounting preferred. Ability to collect, compile and analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions and translating observations and results into clear, concise reports. Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations both verbally and in writing to all levels of employees and the general public. Good analytical skills, problem solving ability and judgment to resolve, organize and manage programs and issues. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ability to provide direction, supervision and mentoring to staff. Ability to use computers to prepare financial statements. Must possess valid Driver’s license.


United States

How to apply:

Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at

Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

A completed application must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Staff Accountant | Winnetka Park District
Posted on Jan 31, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

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.


540 Hibbard Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
United States

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Grant Manager | Cook County Government
Posted on Jan 30, 2018 and open until Feb 19, 2018.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Financial Reporting (DFR), performs accounting tasks of a moderate to complex scope for various County departments and agencies. Manages/supervises the direct activities of accountants/analysts within the Comptroller’s Office and countywide to prepare journal entries, review new grant agreements and audit financial reporting reconciliations. Ensures the timely and effective delivery of services to internal departments and client agencies by planning, working with and directing accountants/analysts within the Comptroller’s Office and countywide to perform research of policies and procedures related to grant programs/areas of responsibilities. Reviews grant closeout functions as required by a specific grant, prepares journal entries in addition to final invoice documents, and communicates with departments regarding grant findings. Serves as a liaison with other departments to assist auditors during the annual audits of financial grant accounting. Communicates compliance rule changes and general trends/innovation issues within the field department. Performs other duties as assigned.  

*This position is actively recruited and at will.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Public Administration is required. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
• Three (3) years of full-time work experience auditing grants, auditing ledger transactions, or as an Accountant at a governmental agency is required.
• One (1) year of supervisory experience is required.
• Experience utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems is required.
• Experience in GAO (Government Accountability Office) Yellow Book, GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board) and Single Audits in accordance with Federal A-133 and/or Uniform Guidance requirements is preferred.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local grant policies and funding opportunities. Knowledge of public sector funding. Thorough knowledge in managing federal grants, financial accounting, budget analysis and management procedures. Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures related to general accounting. Strong management skills including scheduling, performance monitoring and quality control personnel. Skill in Microsoft Word and Excel. Skill supervising and directing the work activities of accountants/analysts countywide. Excellent communication skills both in written and verbal formats. Skill identifying possible accounting errors, inconsistencies and unlawful practices. Ability to manage/supervise team efforts to resolve countywide grant accounting and auditing issues. Ability to assist others in projects involving financial systems and reporting activities. Ability to objectively and tactfully interact with departments resolving difficult accounting issues including grant-related findings. The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Benefits Package
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
• You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.



118 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

How to apply:

Business Manager | Winfield Park District
Posted on Jan 24, 2018 and open until Feb 19, 2018.

Annual Salary : $50,000-$64,000

Full Time: Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)

Responsibilities: The Business Manager is the bookkeeper/comptroller position that is responsible for all of the daily transactions and operations of the District’s business operations. In addition, handles the duties of in-house Safety Coordinator and IT support for hardware and software used by the District. Primary Duties including but not limited to: Invoicing and Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll Administration, HR records, Recording Data in Accounting Software. Performing Monthly Tasks, such as preparing Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Reconciliation of Accounts, Submitting Trial Balance reports, Bank Reconciliation. Effectively communicates with others in the organization to answer questions and resolve issues. Responsible for all account accuracy and records, Tax reporting and payments, Coordination of Safety/Risk Management records and Safety Committee, Assists Executive Director, as needed.

Requirements: Experienced preferred, minimum of 2 years related accounting/financial operations experience. Related business degree, a plus. High level of attention to detail and accuracy, Highly organized, Knowledge of payroll and procedure, Team oriented, Great work ethic.

We offer: Retirement benefit, Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Great work environment.

posted by : Mark L. Pawlowski Executive Director Winfield Park District 0N020 County Farm Rd. Winfield, IL 60190


0N020 County Farm Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
United States

How to apply:

Apply at or submit cover letter and resume to

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