Stark Parks
  • 07-Sep-2018 to 29-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • Canton, OH, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision and basic life benefits. Generous vacation and sick leave policy as well as participation in Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS).

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 various accounting functions and 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:

  • Create and review purchase orders (POs) as needed as well as investigate and match invoices with POs in order to process for payment.
  • Responsible for processing vendor invoicing and payments, assisting in preparation of budgets and other financial records or documents.
  • 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.
  • Compile and maintain financial, accounting or auditing records such as receipts, expediatures, payables/receivables, profit loss and payroll information.
  • Complete, maintain and review various financial and payroll related reports as well as receive, record and bank monies received.
  • Assists in preparation of annual budgets (annual project and operating budgets) and answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Serve as a backup to payroll functions, including preparing and approving 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.       
  • Ensure excellent customer service to various internal and external customer sources.


  • 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 at least three (3) years of experience in accounting and payroll required, public employer accounting/payroll experience preferred through not required. Fund accounting and Kronos system experience preferred but not required.

Must be eligible for employment in the United States. Pre-employment background check and drug screening will be performed.


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