Accounting Assistant - Accounts Payable | Palatine Park District

Posted on May 15, 2024 and will remain open until filled.

Accounting Assistant -- Accounts Payable
Are you ready to embark on a dynamic career journey that blends your accounting acumen with accounts payable prowess? Look no further! Palatine Park District is seeking a talented Accounting Assistant with exceptional accounts payable skills to join our enthusiastic team.
At Palatine Park District, we're not just about numbers; we're about people. We're a vibrant and innovative park district committed to delivering top-notch services to our patrons while fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment for our team members. Join us as we continue to make a difference and set new standards in parks and recreation.
What You'll Do:
  • Handle day-to-day accounting tasks with precision and efficiency
  • Prepare weekly AP runs and assist staff with accounts payable support
  • Review and reconcile invoices and vendor statements
  • Review and process payments for reimbursements, refunds and other non-payroll payments
  • Collaborate with team members to streamline processes and implement best practices
  • Contribute to the overall success of the finance department through your dedication and expertise 
What We're Looking For:
  • A detail-oriented individual with a passion for numbers and accuracy
  • Proven experience in accounts payable, preferably in Parks & Recreation, municipal organization, or related industry
  • Familiarity with accounting software and systems (e.g., Paycor, Incode/Tyler Technology, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • A proactive mindset and the willingness to take on new challenges and learn continuously
Why You Should Join Us:
  • Exciting opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that values your contributions and celebrates success
  • Competitive compensation package with benefits and perks
    • Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family
    • Paid life insurance
  • A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Paid vacation, personal days, holidays, and sick time
  • Unlimited in-house complimentary programs
  • Seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family)
  • Fitness Center membership (individual and family)
  • Discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course
  • The chance to work with a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to excellence and innovation.
At Palatine Park District, we are all about our Community. Entertaining recreation programs, beautiful parks, and facility fun to create Park and Rec Life. A career with Palatine Park District is so much more than a job; it is choosing to live the Parks and Rec life. It's about being a positive influence on the community, growing as a person and the friendships that you make with your fellow staff members.
The pay rate for this position is $23/hour to $25/hour, depending on qualifications.
If you are ready to take the next step in your career, come join us and Live the Parks & Rec Life!

Palatine Park District


250 E. Wood St.
PalatineIL  60067
United States

How to apply

To apply, please visit the Palatine Park District website at: Employment Opportunities - Palatine Park District (

Palatine Park District
Accounting Assistant - Accounts Payable
Palatine, IL

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