The Winnetka Park District is seeking Superintendent of Finance and Administrative Business Services. 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. In addition, the position oversees and manages the staff team responsible for; HR/ personnel, and (IT) information technology operations and related functions of the Park District.
Qualifications: The successful candidate shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting, Public Administration or Business Administration from an accredited university. Master’s Degree and/or CPA 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. Direct supervisory experience in one or more related phases information technology/systems management and personnel management is desired.
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 District Board concerning fiscal policies. • Understand, implement and recommend improvements to the Districts 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 functions to ensure that the assets of the district are properly safeguarded. • Manage and review all accounting functions; including accounts receivable and payable; and systems to ensure that all transactions are properly recorded in the district’s general ledger and financial records. • Direct and coordinate the district’s annual budget and planning process. Review all budgetary plans, 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, reports and control of all programs and facilities. • Coordinate the annual audit of the District. Implement any and all changes that relate to audit. • Manage purchasing functions of the District. Review, monitor and suggest changes to the District Purchasing Policy as needed. • Responsible for the investment of all available cash balances of the District, which will be made within the Districts Investment Policy and conforms 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; recommend changes in responsibility, job duties, positions and compensation • In conjunction with the IT Administrator, oversee the planning and implementation of the Districts (IT) Information technology management system. Review and evaluate all requests for new computer equipment and software systems; arrange for system maintenance, repair and expansion, and staff training. • In conjunction with the HR Administrator; oversee the personnel and Human resource function of the agency.
This is a Full-Time Exempt position. The Winnetka Park District offers a competitive compensation with a salary Range of $91,058 – $136,000 based on qualifications & experience. This agency offers a benefit package which 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 over 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 service and special events.