Financial Analyst

Champaign Park District

Champaign Park District

IT, Accounting & Finance
United States · Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Details

Bresnan Meeting Center - CHAMPAIGN, IL
Full Time
$53,000.00 - $78,000.00 Salary



The Financial Analyst is responsible for the analysis, preparation, maintenance, reporting, and data integrity of financial statements for the Champaign Park District and Champaign Parks Foundation. They will maintain records, process journal entries, and prepare weekly deposits for the District and Foundation. The Financial Analyst often collaborates with staff in all departments to facilitate budget preparation and financial forecasting and analysis for long-term capital project planning. The Financial Analyst is also responsible for providing financial insights and projections to support strategic decision-making. This role involves analyzing financial data, creating financial models, and preparing reports to help the organization understand its financial position and performance. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, analytical, and possesses strong financial modeling and forecasting skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field or have six (6) years of related professional work experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional work experience in financial analysis, accounting, and/or budget development.
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel; experience with financial software and databases.
  • Strong understanding of financial concepts, principles, and practices related to financial analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently.
  • Valid Driver's License with clean driving record.


The Financial Analyst is directly responsible to the Director of Finance.


  • Exempt, salary
  • Full-Time

Training – Can be obtained through the Champaign Park District

  • First Aid, AED, and CPR Certification
  • Heads Up Concussion training
  • Mandated reporter training
  • Harassment prevention training
  • Bloodborne pathogen training
  • Recreation software system training
  • Drivers training and test
  • Facility training

Essential Functions

  • Follow all Champaign Park District safety policies and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of oneself, the public, fellow employees.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in all interactions, including maintaining strict confidentiality regarding staff information, communications from supervisors, and conversations with parents or patrons. Uphold the Park District’s policies and standards for data privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Performs complex financial analysis for recurring and ad hoc projects using a variety of software applications.
  • Participates in budget discussions and assists with preparing various components of the annual budget, including revenue forecasting. As well as preparing budget amendments and supplemental budget requests, with direction from the Director of Finance.
  • Review department budgets for accuracy and recommend adjustments as needed for compliance with policies, rules and regulations.
  • Provides technical assistance with cost analysis on all programs, setting fee schedules, and determining feasibility of implementing new programs
  • Compiles and analyzes accounting records and prepares financial reports for various departments.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws and rules of regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with annual audits, providing external auditors with many requested reports and analyses.
  • Prepare, maintain, and execute monthly account reconciliations, journal entries, deposits, bank transfers, and other financial system entries.
  • Reconciles District and Foundation bank and investment accounts monthly, noting any variances and action needed.
  • Assist with maintaining the general ledger.
  • Maintain the capital assets list.
  • Assists with the preparation of the property tax levy.
  • Research and develop financial policies and procedures to enhance efficiency
  • Support senior management with in-depth analysis and research on financial and strategic projects, including projects related to the long-term capital plan.
  • Manage the Child Care Resource Service (CCRS) program, including completing applications, processing enrollments, compiling attendance records, completing monthly billing statements and posting payments to accounts
  • Manager scholarship program including processing applications and maintaining relevant reports.
  • Maintain petty cash funds and process refunds in recreation software.
  • Responsible for programming and upkeep of credit card equipment needed for special events and program purposes. Includes adding the necessary point-of-service buttons and fees related to events, updating user access within the credit card system, and batching out and recording receipts into the general ledger.
  • Assist with preparing various financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis including scholarships, accounts receivable, gift cards, deferred revenue, and web registration.
  • Cross-train on various tasks with other Finance staff.
  • Comply with equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physiological Considerations

  • Extensive computer use.
  • Extended periods of time on the telephone.
  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Environmental Considerations

  • Ability to work with strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to work in a shared office space.
  • Must be able to work onsite in an office setting for the majority of the time
  • Most work is in an indoor environment. Occasional work may be in outside weather conditions including extremes of heat, cold, wet, and dry. Any one of these endeavors may occur for an entire workday or for several workdays in a row.

The Champaign Park District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employees are required to comply with our equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies, and procedures.



  • Health Insurance:
    • Provider: Health Alliance
      • 3 options: HMO, Point of Service (POS), or Health Saving Account (HSA)
    • The Park District pays 100% of full-time employee-only health insurance of the 3 Tier POS plan and 40% of dependent care
  • Dental:
    • Provider: Kansas City Life
    • The District pays 100% of full-time employee-only standard dental insurance
    • There is a second option to buy up for more coverage in with the employee will contribute to
  • Vision
    • Provider: VSP
    • Employee paid
  • Retirement Benefits
    • Pension - IMRF
      • Fully funded
      • The Park District contributes 9.3% of employee wages each year
      • The employee contributes 4.5% of wages each year
    • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
      • Available to employees
      • Provider: Mission Square
    • ROTH IRA Plan
      • Available to employees
      • Provider: Mission Square
  • Flexible Spending Account
    • Medical option and Dependent care option
    • Provider: BPC
  • Basic Term Life and AD&D
    • Park District pays 1.5 times annual wages for employees
    • Additional voluntary life insurance for employee, spouse and children are available, employee paid
  • Employee Assistance Program
    • 100% paid for by the Park District
  • Disability Policy
    • IMRF disability is available after 30 days at 50% of salary. The employee must be employed 1 year before being eligible
  • Expense Reimbursement
    • $100 annually for garments, fitness, etc.
  • Vacation Time
    • Years 1-3: 12 days
    • Years 4 - 6: 15 days
    • Years 7 - 10: 18 days
    • Years 11 and on: 21 days
    • Up to 240 hours (30 days) can be rolled over from year to year)
  • Sick Leave
    • One sick day per month accrued provided to employees
    • Sick days roll over from year to year
    • No cap on how many sick days can rollover from year to year.
  • Holidays
    • Ten (10) holidays per year provided to employees
  • Personal Days
    • Two (2) personal days per year are provided to employees.
  • Free Membership
    • The Park District pays for employee only membership to the following places, upon request:
    • Leonhard Recreation Center, Sholem Aquatics Center, Martens Center, Bark District