Accountant | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Posted on Feb 23, 2023 and will remain open until filled.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides opportunities for people to connect with nature. We offer to the public 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, 47 miles of rivers and streams, and 6 nature and cultural centers. We have 6 million visitors each year.

The District's mission is, "to acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands and associated plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure and recreation of its citizens.

The open Accountant position is one of two in the District's Finance Department. Both positions report to the Assistant Finance Director and work closely with the Senior Accountant to accomplish the Department's goals, tasks, and responsibilities. The Finance Department works collaboratively with all divisions and departments across the District on a regular basis facilitating the overall mission and purpose of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Job Purpose

This position performs critical tasks that supports accurate financial reporting and assists in the collection, tracking and maintenance of financial records of the District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare schedules and journal entries, including fixed assets, accruals, cash receipting and other general accounting/finance analysis on a monthly and year end basis.
  • Reconcile bank accounts and balance sheet
  • Assist the accounts payable and/or payroll process.
  • Research and reconcile accounting and financial transactions.
  • Prepare monthly sales tax
  • Process District and golf enterprise cash receipts, reconcile reports, and preparing bank deposits.
  • Assist processing contracts, purchase orders, and payment requisitions; verify coding; process payment transactions as necessary.
  • Support annual audit process
  • Support annual and monthly budget processes
  • Perform other duties as required

Hours: 8:00am -4:30pm Monday - Friday

Starting Salary: $59,821-$74,900 a year

Education and Experience Required

Education: BS/BA in Accounting, or related field preferred.

Related Experience: Zero (0) to two (2) years accounting experience, including account reconciliations; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with MS Dynamics Great Plains, Active Net preferred. Governmental accounting a plus.

Skills In: proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word; prioritization and organization skills; maintaining financial records; locating and correcting errors; dealing effectively with departments and outside vendors; attention to detail; communicating effectively, verbally and in writing.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is an EEO employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County


3S580 Naperville Road
WheatonIL  60189
United States

How to apply

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