Business/Accounting Manager

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Job Description
About Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA):
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) was formed in 1976 and is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, Sugar Grove Park Districts, and South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department to provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment. Today, FVSRA serves approximately 1500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events.
FVSRA has 18 full-time employees, 150 part-time employees and roughly 101 seasonal recreation staff with an operating budget of 2.8 million dollars.
The mission of FVSRA is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Working collaboratively with member agencies and community partners, we pledge to put PEOPLE FIRST.
Job Title:
Business/Accounting Manager
Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package; vacation, personal, and sick days; ten paid holidays; pension plan; IPRA and NRPA Membership; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency leisure benefits.
Directly Reports To:
The Executive Director
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.
Position 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 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.
    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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).
  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Reimbursement Program
  • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
  • Pension Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days
    Submit resume via email to: Keith Zalewski, Human Resources Manager, at
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