Cary Park District

Exceptional recreation, parks, and open space opportunities.


$80,000 – $96,000

Are you an experienced accounting professional with a passion for parks and recreation looking for a change? Then this opportunity is for you! You will play a key role in the implementation of a new financial system and participate in the upcoming comprehensive master plan. The Assistant Director of Finance and Administration is an integral member of the team to reach these achievements. Cary Park District is located approximately fifty miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. We are excited to welcome a new team member to fill the role of Assistant Director of Finance and Administration!

The Cary Park District, a separate government entity, was established in 1971 and provides exceptional recreation, parks, and open space opportunities. The Park District operates a Community Center with fitness equipment and programming/meeting rooms including kitchen facilities. Outdoor facilities include playgrounds, a splash pad, Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center, athletic fields, an 18-hole disc golf course and a 6-hole “short course”, picnic facilities, a dog park, a skate park, a prairie nature preserve, community gardens, trail system, and an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and movies. The Park District owns Foxford Hills Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course and lighted driving range. Please visit our website at to learn more about the Cary Park District.

The Assistant Director of Finance is a non-supervisory position and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance and Administration Department.

Key areas of focus/responsibility include:

· A working knowledge of governmental accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

· Proficiency in financial management software (MSI preferred); experience with implementation of a financial system is a plus

· Assist and train staff in the performance of their duties

· Coordination of month end processes

· Preparation of financial reports

· Coordination of the annual audit & completion of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)

· Assistance with the annual budget

· Manages the finances of the Park Foundation

· Oversees the accounting for the Park Districts golf club; Foxford Hills Golf Club

The successful candidate will have:

· A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field; CPA certification preferred.

· Minimum of four (4) to six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:

The work schedule is typically 40 hours Monday through Friday on-site, with a flexible start time.

The Cary Park District prioritizes the health and wellness of our employees.

· The employees’ contribution for their Medical, Dental with Orthodontics, Hearing & Vision premiums is 12%.

· Eligible staff have a choice of an HMO or PPO Plan. Plan options range from single, employee + child, employee + spouse, employee + children, family, and domestic partner.

· Choice of Allowance or Managed Vision Plan.

· Employer paid Group Term Life Insurance

· Voluntary Additional Life Insurance

· Aflac supplemental insurance

· Employee Assistance Program: Connect you or your dependents to confidential counselling services at no additional charge.

· Facility Perks: including, but not limited to, free use of the Fitness Center, Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center, and Foxford Hills Golf Club.

· Program Benefits: Access to no cost or reduced cost Cary Park District programs.

· Flexibility: Work-life balance is a priority, 1 day remote

· Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension, vacation, parental leave, PTO, paid holidays, and safety days.

· IMRF Pension (Retirement & Disability) and additional voluntary contributions

· 457(b) deferred compensation Retirement Plan (Nationwide)

· Paid Vacation, personal days, two floating holidays and nine holidays.

· Positive Activities Towards Health Program through PDRMA in which employees can earn $425 annually before taxes.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and references to apply for this full-time position. The Cary Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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