Senior Accountant | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Posted on Jul 8, 2024 and open until Aug 4, 2024.

Looking for a chance to leverage your financial acumen in a role that offers professional growth and a meaningful impact? Join the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Finance Team! Here, you'll contribute significantly to the financial planning and stability supporting 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, 47 miles of rivers and streams, and 6 nature and cultural centers. Embrace the opportunity to serve over 5 million visitors each year!

Job Summary

This position plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of financial reporting, accounting processes and procedures, and projects for the District. The role monitors financial operations, prepares financial statements and reports, coordinates and manages a significant portion of the annual audit(s), assists in budget development and management, and maintains cashflow and funding responsibilities.  Additional responsibilities include supporting Finance Department staff with all accounting activities and operations in the accounting and banking systems.

Salary $79,331.20 - 91,977.60 per year

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, reconcile, and review bank and ledger reconciliations, financial statements and reporting, capital assets and related depreciation, and journal entries for the District and its 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports, including project accounting, investments, and other financial analyses.
  • Crosstrain and assist with day-to-day accounting and finance operations, including cashflow needs, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger maintenance.
  • Coordinate internal and external audits, ensuring all financial records are accurate and in compliance with District policies and procedures, and relevant accounting standards including GAAP, GASB, and GAGAS.
  • Participate in annual budget development, long-range forecasting, and other projects.
  • Assist with implementation of the financial system, accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial information.
  • Proactively identify areas to problem solve and autonomously prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Foster a working environment that promotes safe work habits; Become familiar with and observe all applicable safety rules, policies, and work procedures; Follow all safety rules that pertain to the duties performed and support all aspects of the District’s safety and risk management program; Keep work area clean, orderly, and free of hazards; Immediately report all unsafe conditions and incidents.
  • Maintain a supportive working environment and demonstrate a desire to exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; 4-6 years of progressive accounting experience, preferably in government accounting, auditing, public accounting, financial analysis; or equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration preferred.
  • Experience with auditing procedures and practices.
  • Ability to efficiently assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
  • Demonstrated success while working independently and collaborating effectively across diverse teams.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate, and organized records.
  • Experience with MS Dynamics Great Plains, BS&A, or other Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, spreadsheet software packages, and database software.


Medical (PPO and HMO plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account for Health and/or Dependent accounts., Wellness Screenings, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 12 paid Holidays, 12 paid Vacation Days, 5 paid Personal Days, 8 paid sick days, Pension through Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), 457 Retirement Plan.  Eligible for possible annual pay increases based upon performance.

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

Please apply online HERE 

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Senior Accountant
Wheaton, IL

Return to JobLine

This information is provided by the party posting the listing and is solely responsible for its content. IGFOA is not responsible for the accuracy of the listing.