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Accounting Specialist

Posted: 05/12/2024

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Join the Great Parks Finance team as an Accounting Specialist!  Be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the financial reporting for Great Parks and its philanthropic partner, Great Parks Forever.  If you have a passion for finance and the outdoors and a strong attention to detail, this is the role for you!

At Great Parks, our team members work together to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. 

Be a part of an inclusive organization that enriches the region by inspiring nature-based experiences, celebrating cultural heritage and building strong and healthy communities through our dedicated staff, volunteers, and friends. 

The Accounting Specialist may perform the following duties:

  • Manages the bookkeeping for Great Parks Forever in a separate software system including preparing deposits, recording entries, monthly bank reconciliation and generating reports for the board.
  • Prepares financial statements and year-end reports for Great Parks Forever.
  • Assists with Great Parks Forever annual audit.
  • Records issuance of gift cards and motor vehicle permits. Maintains distribution log and records beginning and ending numbers as reference.
  • Manages the purchasing card program for the agency.  Performs monthly audits of purchasing card usage, which are provided to the Leadership Team for review. Provides data to Purchasing Card Compliance Officer for quarterly reports to Board of Park Commissioners.
  • Updates the cash flow report which is distributed to the Leadership Team weekly.
  • Maintains capital asset database in the Fixed Assets and Enterprise Asset Management software. Records all capital asset purchases, sales, and disposals.
  • Review agency items to be placed for auction on the online auction site.  Assist employees during the auction process.
  • Files monthly sales tax and quarterly gas tax refunds.
  • Prepares bank deposits when needed.
  • Assists with several cash audits on an annual basis at random times during the year.
  • Assist with month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Exhibits regular and punctual attendance.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks’ policies, procedures, and performance expectations.  
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify the applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

  • Associate degree in finance, accounting, or other business-related field required
  • 5 years’ experience in finance, accounting, or a related analytical field.
  • Demonstrable skill in Excel software
  • Experience in Blackbaud and QuickBooks preferred 

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
 

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

State Driver License that meets current GPHC carrier guidelines.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, 11 holidays and sick time; enrollment in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities.

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.

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