2121 West Indian Trail

Aurora, IL 60506

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Saturday: Closed

 
Sunday: Closed

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© 2017 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

Business/Accounting Manager

Job Purpose:

Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance functions of the Agency. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Prepares financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field of study. CPA preferred.

  • 3-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.

  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, managing processes, financial software (QuickBooks), audit, corporate finance, and laws effecting financial/accounting procedures.

  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software. QuickBooks ProAdvisor (preferred)

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.

  • Experience with creating financial statements.

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Oversight of a 2.8 million dollar operating budget.

  • Audit, develop, and implement financial systems.

  • Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals.

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments

  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.

  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep administration team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost accounting.

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.

  • Manage the retirement fund and payroll process for the Association.

  • Manage liability, property, and unemployment insurance programs and insure compliance with applicable laws.

  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments. Follow investment policy

  • Create financial reports for the FVSR Foundation.

  • Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for Executive Director and Board of Directors.

  • Calculate, prepare, complete, and file all State and Federal forms. (W-2s, Form IL-941, UI-3/40)

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Must follow all of the safety policies as indicated by the PDRMA Loss Control Program and the FVSRA Safety Manual.

  • Perform other duties related to the Business/Accounting Manager, or duties in the best interest of the Association.

 

Competencies:

Collaboration - Promotes and supports work teams and groups
Reliability - Performs responsibilities dependably and accurately, fulfills promised actions
Responsiveness - Focuses on the customer, willingly helps others and provides prompt service
Assurance - Conveys trusts and inspires confidence
Empathy - Deals with individuals, appreciates their differences, handles emotions and shows compassion for others
Self Confidence - Recognizes the contributions of others and is conscious of own ability
Initiative - Begins and follows through energetically with plans and tasks
Communication - Shares information, listens to what others are saying
Adaptability - Makes decisions and solves complex problems

Physical Demands:

The Business/Accounting Manager must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to perform the following functions:

 

  • Gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities.

  • Reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve binders or documents.

  • Keyboard information efficiently with a high accuracy rate, for periods of up to an hour or more without a break.

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

  • Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.

 

Working Conditions:
This job operates in an office setting occasionally assisting with larger Agency Programs or Foundation events.  The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working indoors conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or assisting with Agency programs or Foundation events.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Leticia Bedoya, Human Resources Manager, at leticiab@fvsra.org