Senior Manager of Finance and Administration | Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

Posted on May 13, 2024 and will remain open until filled.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Senior Manager of Finance & Administration is responsible for the overall management and completion of the Association’s and the Foundation’s daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports, bookkeeping, payroll and supervision of the Office Services Coordinator, and Administrative Assistants.  Assists with coordination of Information Technology (IT) support services.


A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.  A minimum of three years of experience in accounting/finance, including two years of supervisory experience. Experience processing payroll is required.  Ability to work independently, solve problems, and provide administrative training. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.  Experience with electronic filing of tax payments including 1099 and W-2’s.   Familiarity with QuickBooks, IMRF, GASB and the ADP electronic payroll system is required.

 Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for all aspects of accounting service for the Association and the Foundation including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, daily deposits of incoming cash, and General Ledger through to the Financial Statement.


  1. Monitor all expenditures and revenues and provide, on a monthly basis, current financial reports to the Association and Foundation boards and to the Association regions.


  1. Process payroll reports, tax reports and tax deposits. Conducts bi-weekly payroll audit and responsible for retirement accounts including 457. Comply with all government reporting requirements.


  1. Serve as the Association’s authorized agent for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).


  1. Prepares the Association’s Board packets and attends meetings


  1. Responsible for reconciliation of all bank accounts, procurement card charges, and credit card payments for the Association and the Foundation.


  1. Manages administration of the agency’s procurement card and credit card programs.


  1. Responsible for processing and reconciling of Petty Cash requests.


  1. Participate in planning and monitoring the annual budget. Responsible for coordination of audit for Association and Foundation.


  1. Oversee the front office functions and supervise the Office Services Coordinator, and Administrative Assistants.


  1. Review and evaluate office staff on an annual basis including the application of good customer service.  Provide support to staff. Promote staff growth and development.


  1.  Serve as liaison to the agency’s information technology service providers for all software and service needs. Including: Coordinate third party Total System Support; integration of software needs & documentation; Coordinate Cybersecurity with contractual provider; development of budget expenses; Coordinate trouble-shooting guidance.


  1. Develop and implement annual performance goals for the assigned project areas.


  1. Be an active participant in the agencies strategic planning process and implementation.


  1.  Active participation in NISRA Foundation events and other community events as needed.


  1. Actively display NISRA’s values of Fun, Professional, Compassionate, Trustworthy, and Innovative.


  1. Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.


  1. Assist in maintaining the agency safety program.

Starting salary: $72,000 – $80,000 +/- DOQ

NISRA also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension (IMRF), health & dental Insurance and life insurance .

NISRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


285 Memorial Drive
Crystal LakeIL  60014
United States

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Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
Senior Manager of Finance and Administration
Crystal Lake, IL

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