Stark Parks
  • 20-Sep-2022 to 04-Oct-2022 (EST)
  • Canton, OH, USA
  • 41474.16-50690.64 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Stark County Park District is currently seeking a full time public Staff Accountant to join our Administration team. The right candidate will have experience in payroll processing (preferably with Kronos) and have the ability to maintain and control the general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, maintain financial reports, records, and assist in preparation of annual budgets.

Essential Functions:

  • Accurately prepare and approve payroll records as required by federal and state payroll rules and regulations as well as calculate and maintain accurate records of vacation, sick leave, and compensatory time.
  • Create and review purchase orders (POs) as needed as well as investigate and match invoices with POs in order to process for payment.
  • Ensures appropriate transfers as needed, assigns account numbers, requests disbursements and reconciles accounts. Verify accuracy of figures, calculations and postings submitted by others.
  • Accurately code and post financial documents to ledgers, journals or other appropriate accounting/payroll software.
  • Review and complete weekly pay-in for appropriate sales reports; reconcile credit card statements, expense reports, etc.
  • Complete, maintain and review various financial and payroll related reports as well as receive, record and bank monies received.
  • Assists the Financial Manager in preparation of annual budgets (annual project and operating budgets) and answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Perform administrative support tasks such as document preparation, proofreading, transcribing handwritten information, etc.
  • Responsible for creating accurate financial snapshots each month of revenues and expenditures by providing various reports including but not limited to monthly balances of organizational structures and pay-in information and other reports as requested.
  • Contributes to the team atmosphere through positive attitude, respectful interaction, and by providing innovative solutions to challenges that may arise.
  • Ensure excellent customer service to various internal and external customer sources.
  • Support and attend special events as needed and all other duties as assigned


  • Working knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices as they pertain to public firms (knowledge gained by working with a federal, state, or local municipality employers)
  • Excellent writing, grammatical and proof reading abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills and effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to produce detailed work and stay on task in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and one (1) year experience in accounting and payroll. Kronos or other payroll software experience preferred.

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