Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Lake County Forest Preserves
Location of position: 
Libertyville, IL
$76,784 – $95,980 – $115,176
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Job Description: 

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of the full accounting cycle: general ledger accounting, A/P, A/R, month end, and year-end audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Supervises full-time staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains the General ledger through Journal Entries, performs the month-end closing and year-end closing processes. Oversees account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and correct coding in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Coordinates annual audit and works closely with the District’s outside auditors to review annual financial information and record year-end journal entries including GASB34 entries. Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Prepares monthly financial analysis and provides high-level financial analysis to help management improve operational performance. Processes IMRF, unemployment, Federal and State Tax remittances, and quarterly payroll taxes. Assists in the preparation of the District Annual Budget and implementation of District Budget Policies. Prepares grant reporting and coordinates annual single audit. Implements GASB pronouncements. Manages accounting software modules and system interfaces including updates and upgrades. Manages inventory software for central supply warehouse. Oversees Preservation Foundation accounting, reporting and annual audit. Manages Merchant Services including point of sale terminals and transaction review, booking and discrepancy resolution. Participates in setting strategic direction for the organization and advancing the execution of strategic goals. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.

EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree with concentration in Accounting or Finance. Eight years of accounting experience including two years supervisory experience. Working knowledge of Fund accounting preferred. Ability to collect, compile and analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions and translating observations and results into clear, concise reports. Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations both verbally and in writing to all levels of employees and the general public. Good analytical skills, problem solving ability and judgment to resolve, organize and manage programs and issues. Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ability to provide direction, supervision and mentoring to staff. Ability to use computers to prepare financial statements. Must possess valid Driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.