Superintendent of Finance | Winnetka Park District

Posted on Oct 2, 2021 and open until Nov 2, 2021.

The Winnetka Park District is seekinga Superintendent of Finance. Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Park District, this position is expected to provide a high level of pro-active and progressive leadership in planning, implementing, directing, and monitoring the financial functions of the agency.

Qualifications: The successful candidate shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited university. A master’s degree in accounting or finance, and/or a designation as a certified public accountant is desirable. Three years or more full-time managerial or administrative experience supervising financial operations of a similar size and scope organization or business entity is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

• Establish and maintain agency accounting and reporting systems pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) standards. • Supervise, plan, and coordinate fiscal and financial operations for the district. Develop and implement procedures pertaining to accounting systems and make recommendations to the Director or the Park District Board concerning fiscal policies. • Understand, implement and recommend improvements to the Park District’s primary fiscal software system (Tyler systems) for accounting and financial reporting purposes. • Ensure the complete and accurate preparation and maintenance of all financial records and reports. • Manage and review all banking and investment functions to ensure that the assets of the district are properly safeguarded.  •Manage and review all accounting functions; including accounts receivable and payable; and other systems to ensure all transactions are properly recorded in the Park District’s general ledger and financial records. • Direct and coordinate the Park District’s annual budget and planning process. Review all budgetary plans and monitor all expenditures to plan and prepare all financial forecasts as requested by the Director and Park District Board.  • Perform long-range planning relating to the operation and expansion of facilities; develop the fiscal planning required for the implementation of the five year capital program; provide financial input to the development and implementation of projects requiring the issuance of bonds. •Perform internal audit functions with special emphasis on cash receipts and reports, and control of all programs and facilities. • Coordinate the annual audit of the Park District and implement changes related to audit. •Manage purchasing functions of the Park District. Review, monitor and suggest changes to the District’s Purchasing Policy as needed. • Responsible for the investment of all available cash balances of the Park District as made within the Park District’s Investment Policy, and ensure the investments conform to the guidelines established in the Illinois State Statutes. • Provide clear, strong communication and/or reports (oral, written and visual) to the staff and/or Board members relative to budget and other financial areas of importance. • Lead, supervise, and evaluate the performance of the business services function and departmental staff, including recommending changes in responsibility, job duties, positions, and compensation.

This is a Full-Time, Exempt position. The Winnetka Park District offers a competitive compensation with a salary Range of $91,058 - $125,000 based on qualifications & experience.  This agency offers a benefit package that 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 more than 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 and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party services, and special events.


Winnetka Park District


540 Hibbard Rd.
Winnetka IL  60093
United States

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Winnetka Park District
Superintendent of Finance
Winnetka , IL

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