Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Dekalb
Location of position: 
Dekalb, IL
$125,000 +/- DOQ
Date Posted: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Job Description: 

The City of DeKalb, Illinois is seeking a Finance Director to join our team. The Finance Director oversees the financial processes, policies and systems for the City including budget development, financial forecasting, accounting and financial reporting, auditing, treasury management, investments, payroll, purchasing, utility billing, debt administration, property and casualty insurance, licensing, revenue collection and vendor disbursements. The Finance Director will develop and collaborate with departments to incorporate sound financial processes that integrate and align with the strategic objectives of the City.

The position of Finance Director is a department head level position and a key member of the Executive Team, who reports to the Assistant City Manager. The position is a full time exempt position requiring attendance at meetings outside of regular business hours including weekends. The Finance Director works in an office environment and is frequently away from the department attending meetings in other locations. This position routinely handles highly sensitive and/or confidential information. This position will also collaborate regularly with City staff, elected officials, committee members and the community at large. The Finance Director will lead and supervise department staff with direct supervision of the Assistant Finance Director.

The Finance Director position requires residency in the DeKalb City limits or the ability to establish residency within the City limits in an agreed upon timeframe. A relocation package is available. The starting salary for the position is $125,000 +/- commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience. The City of DeKalb provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits, life insurance coverage, HSA & flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

Please visit our website to view the full recruitment brochure, complete job description and application instructions at:

Interested individuals should submit an application, cover letter, resume and five professional references by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 through the above link.