Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Department/Agency of position: 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District
Location of position: 
Shawnee, KS
$75,379 – $113,068/yr. DOE
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Job Description: 

For more than 60 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality programs, professionalism and response to developing trends. The District’s contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County’s citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim including receiving the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in 2017. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and over 2 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs.

Johnson County Park & Recreation District is now looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer to join its Gold Medal Team as the District continues unprecedented growth through the development of new parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs and events.


Serves as a member of JCPRD’s highest-level leadership team to ensure fair and consistent management and operation of the agency.

Manages the functions of the Finance Department for JCPRD: Provides leadership and management to the Finance Department, including oversight of department goals and objectives, policies and procedures, budget resource allocations for departmental services and operations, departmental projects, and supervision and development of finance personnel.

Effectively leads, manages and coordinates all routine and non-routine finance functions for JCPRD. Serves as JCPRD’s subject matter expert on Oracle’s ERP Financial System. Oversees and directs the accounts payable cycle including I-Procurement, I-Expense, purchasing cards, payroll, time keeping management, cash management, treasury and banking, PerfectMIND registration system, miscellaneous receipts module, accounts receivable processing, capital projects, grants management, and fixed assets. Constantly looks for ways to improve processes and increase efficiencies and effectiveness.

Budget – Preparation and management of JCPRD's annual budget: Participates as a member of JCPRD leadership in the development of the annual budget. Enters JCPRD’s budget into the Oracle BMS module. Prepares documentation for submittal to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District Board of Commissioners and Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. Ensures all laws and regulations are followed including statutory deadlines are met, the appropriate legal publications occur, and the required resolutions are passed by the Board. Prepares monthly financial reports to be reviewed by the Board and management. Performs monthly reviews of the budget reports to look for variances and reports those to Management. Reviews reports to ensure adequate budget authority is available. Advises staff on project funding and appropriate allocation of funds for CIP.

Compliance / Bond Issuance – Oversight and management of JCPRD’s compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations: Oversight of all JCPRD debt activities. Compliance areas include, but are not limited to, IRS laws related to debt activities including issuance, post issuance compliance, private use, secondary market disclosures, bond covenants and arbitrage calculations, A-133 and A-87 laws and regulations related to the management of grants, employment law and fair labor standards, banking and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), JCPRD policies and procedures, sales and use tax laws, contracts and agreements, and GAAP.

Accounting, Audit, and Financial Reporting: Manages JCPRD’s annual financial audit including completion of all necessary yearend journal entries, prepared by client work papers, the JCPRD and Foundation’s annual financial reports, the Single Audit, the Foundation’s State filing and 990 Form, and preparation of the EMMA and SEC filings while meeting all necessary deadlines imposed by Johnson County Government, auditors, bond covenants, SEC and IRS.

Ensures all financial reports and transactions are recorded and reported accurately and timely in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Prepares monthly financial reports for management and Board review. Assists JCPRD staff with budget and accounting questions. Ensures all sub-ledger modules are reconciled monthly to the general ledger. Prepares timely responses to requests from Internal Audit staff. Implements all new GASB standards by deadline and in coordination with Johnson County Government staff to ensure consistency for inclusion of JCPRD’s financial report in the County’s CAFR.

QUALIFICATIONS: Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required. MBA with emphasis in Accounting or Finance desired.

Professional Experience: Minimum of ten years of management experience in the field of business with emphasis in the areas of Governmental Fund Accounting and Finance. Minimum of five years of supervisory experience. Must have the ability to prepare and analyze manual journal entries and monthly financial statements and research complex accounting issues.

Professional Certification & Memberships: Professional designation of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) with advanced training in governmental fund accounting is preferred, and active membership in the GFOA is desirable.

Required Skills: Must possess excellent communication, math, and analytical skills. Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize workload in a busy work environment. Knowledge of banking procedures and practices, data entry, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and a working knowledge of ORACLE software or a similar client-server ERP solution are required.

Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to or fax to 913-826-3414.