Finance Director – Glenview Park District, IL

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    Maureen Barry
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    Glenview Park District, Illinois (pop.48.705) The Glenview Park District is seeking a collaborative finance professional with proven leadership skills for its next Finance Director. Glenview Park District is an independent local government agency that provides beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Glenview, IL and beyond. Major facilities included a 170,000 sq. ft. community center, three aquatic centers, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and restaurant, a 9-hole golf course with platform tennis, a tennis club, an ice center, a 1920s dairy farm, and 1850s nature/history center, and newly renovated administrative offices. The District has over 100 full time employees, 300 year-around part-time employees and another 50 summer/temporary employees.

    With a FY 2022-2023 budget of approximately $40 million, the Glenview Park District is one of the largest, most unique and inviting park districts in Illinois. The District’s property covers over 861 acres which includes 12 major facilities, 27 parks, 13 field houses and miles of walking trails. The Glenview Park District manages and preserves the community’s most precious lands, possessing both natural and cultural significance.

    About the Position
    The Finance Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director and has district-wide responsibility for the administration, planning, organization, and supervision of all park district financial and accounting activities. Responsibilities include accounting & financial operations, reporting, investments & bonds, regulatory compliance, budget and planning. The position develops financial strategies to meet the goals of the park district and oversees a district-wide budget (currently approximately $40 million). The Finance Director has supervisory responsibility for four (4) full-time and one (1) part-time employee, and other contractors as needed. The role is interesting and dynamic, involving everything from participation in restaurant operations to buying draft horses. The Park District is active in promoting DEI efforts and offers a supportive environment for all staff members.

    Position Requirements
    • Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or related field.
    • Master’s degree and/or CPA or equivalent experience are desired
    • Minimum five (5) years’ progressive work experience and supervisory experience are required

    Ideal candidate will have:
    • Strong knowledge of accounting (preferably governmental/fund), financial systems, internal controls & auditing, standard business practices
    • Ability to communicate complex financial information to a general audience
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to perform financial analysis as well as make projections and recommendations
    • Note: No residency requirement for employment

    Compensation and Benefits
    The anticipated starting salary range is $115,000 – $125,000 +/- DOQ, with the range maximum at $152,000. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, along with tuition reimbursement and a variety of District recreational benefits. Partial remote work schedule options may be available.

    Selection Process
    Apply online immediately at http://www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references to the attention of Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, Illinois 60062. This position is open until filled with first review of resumes to begin July 15, 2022. Questions may be directed to Maureen Barry at 847-380-3240 ext 116.

    The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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