Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District is thrilled to present an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Superintendent of Finance. As a key member of our team, the right candidate will oversee the Finance Department, contributing to the success of our community-focused initiatives.

As a separate governmental entity, the Park District serves a population of over 83,000 who live within the District’s 21 square-mile service area. Palatine Park District employees and patrons alike take great pride in the Palatine Park District and all it offers to the community, which is why they proudly say that the Palatine Park District is “Where families come back to raise their children.”

As the Superintendent of Finance, the primary responsibility will be to provide administrative oversight of all operations and activities of the Finance Department. Key areas of focus include:

  • Budget control and accounting system management
  • Audit coordination
  • Property tax levy administration
  • Debt management
  • Investment of District funds
  • Purchasing oversight
  • Payroll management

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field (CPA, MS, or MBA highly desirable)
  • Ten years of prior experience involving governmental finances, accounting, budgeting, financial forecasting, purchasing, and investments
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws and local ordinances related to finance, accounting, and purchasing
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to recommend alternative actions with minimal direction
  • Personnel management skills to effectively plan, motivate, train, and supervise staff
  • Experience with financial software and systems
  • Certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional is a plus

Palatine Park District offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance for individual and family
  • Paid life insurance
  • A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time
  • Unlimited in-house complimentary programs
  • Seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor pools (individual and family)
  • Fitness Center membership (individual and family)
  • Discount at Palatine Hills Golf Course

At Palatine Park District, we are all about our Community. Entertaining recreation programs, beautiful parks and facility fun create the Park and Rec Life. A career with Palatine Park District is so much more than a job; it is choosing to live the Parks and Rec life. It’s about being a positive influence on the community, growing as a person and the friendships that you make with your fellow staff members.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $140,000, dependent on qualifications.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, come join us and Live the Parks & Rec Life!

Palatine Park District is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Superintendent of Finance Job Description

For more information, contact:

Matt Sheehan
(847) 496-6212

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