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Accounting Specialist

Great Parks
10245 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45231

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $21.89 To $27.38 / Hour
Posted Date: 05/02/2024
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Accounting Specialist

Job Description

Be part of a dynamic team 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 your role.


Job Responsibilities

  • 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 agency’s purchasing card program. Performs monthly audits of purchasing card usage, which are provided to the Leadership Team for review. Provides data for Purchasing
  • Card Compliance Officer for quarterly reports to the Board of Park Commissioners.
  • Updates the cash flow report, 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.



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

  • An associate degree in finance, accounting, or any other business-related field is required.
  • Five 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.


Additional Requirements

State Driver’s License that meets current GPHC carrier guidelines.



We offer an excellent benefits 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.


Application Process

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.


About the Organization

At Great Parks, our team members work together to preserve and protect natural resources and provide outdoor recreation and education 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.


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