Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Village of Lake Bluff Finance Department
Location of position: 
Lake Bluff, IL
$135,000 - $150,000
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Job Description: 

Lake Bluff, IL (pop. 5,722) Beautiful, progressive, home rule lake front community with a Aaa bond rating seeks public finance professionals with exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in public finance to serve as the Village’s next Finance Director.

An efficient team of 35 full-time staff provides high-quality, in-house services and oversees both shared and privatized local government services as well. Please note the following additional information:

• The Village of Lake Bluff is on a May 1 to April 30 fiscal year. The Village undertakes a biennial budget process with an annual budget of $14 million.

• The Village’s Finance Department is comprised of the Director, an assistant finance director and two clerks. The department is responsible for all traditional finance duties including budget preparation, annual audit, monthly financial reports, accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, benefits administration, water billing and oversight of the information technology function. The Village has nearly completed the installation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system.

• The Director participates in the collective bargaining process with the Village’s three unions and is expected to work closely with the other departments on budget and finance issues as well as develop revenue and expense forecasts. The Director is a key staff person for the Village’s Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, and provides a financial report to the Board monthly.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy, business, or a related field. A CPA and/or master’s degree in public policy, public administration, finance or business administration is a plus. Candidates must have at least seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal accounting/finance or closely related field.

Send cover letter and résumé with contact information for five professional references at once but not later than May 26, 2017 to Heidi Voorhees and Kathleen Rush, GovHRUSA.