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Wood Dale Park District, IL - Director of Finance and Administration

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the next Director of Finance and Administration for the Wood Dale Park District.

About the Park District

Encompassing a 6-mile area, the District serves most of the City of Wood Dale, portions of Elk Grove Village, Bensenville and Itasca. Wood Dale Park District serves an estimated population of 13,535 with approximately 136 acres of park land on 12 park sites.  District facilities include a community center, water park, banquet facility, and an 18-hole golf course. The course has a partnership with TopGolf, a driving range and entertainment center.  The District is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large for overlapping terms. Day-to-day operations are administered by the Executive Director and staff.

About the Position – Duties and Requirements

The Wood Dale Park District is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to handle the financial, human resources, risk management and technology operations of the District. The position includes responsibility for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of all accounting and financial systems, maintenance of records, and related detail to ensure the effective and efficient financial operation of the District.  In addition, the position oversees and handles human resource, risk management and technology functions with support from team members hired and contracted. The Wood Dale Park District is on a May 1 to April 30 fiscal year.  The District has an annual budget of $5 million.  This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises 1 full-time and 2 part-time employees as a well as a contracted Information Technology Manager.

Duties include:

  • Oversees accounting & financial operations including creating, implementing, and monitoring financial reports
  •  Creates and maintains long term capital plan, budget, and forecasts
  •  Prepares and maintains records, licenses, and tax returns
  •  Implements, maintains, and trains personnel on the use of financial and payroll software systems
  •  Develops and updates policies
  •  Manages and monitors investments and annual wage and salary schedule
  •  Supervises annual Audit
  •  Prepares annual working budget, and tax levy
  •  Prepares and studies financial projections
  •  Supervises department personnel
  •  Administers and evaluates employee benefits and maintains Personnel Policies
  •  Manages Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment claims
  •  Manages, and monitors technology services and contracts

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy, business, or a related field.  A CPA and/or master’s degree in public policy, public administration, finance, or business administration is a plus. Candidates must have at least three years of supervisory experience in municipal accounting/finance or closely related field.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 +/- DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in a pension program. The Park District also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.  

Selection Process

Candidates should apply immediately with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references online at:  First review of candidates shall occur on June 26, 2017.  

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For Questions Contact:  Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or Mysi DeSantis, Human Resources Generalist, GovHR USA at 8470380-3169 or


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