Director of Finance and Administration

Department/Agency of position: 
Lake County Government Division of Transportation
Location of position: 
Libertyville, IL
$98,525 – $128,597
Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Job Description: 

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in accounting, finance, payroll, human resources, procurement, safety and office administration? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Director of Finance and Administration Location: Libertyville, Illinois Salary: $98,525 – $128,597 Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

The person selected for this position will have fiscal oversight of the Division of Transportation (Division), which includes construction, engineering, planning and maintenance of county highways, and the maintenance of the county fleet. The ideal candidate must demonstrate expertise in financial leadership and can lead a diverse funded organization. The Division has seven different accounting funds. The Division has an operating budget of $21,000,000 and an annual capital budget of $65,000,000. This position is responsible for the 5-Year Capital Plan revenue projections. This is a sweet, challenging and rewarding position.

In addition, this position has the responsibility for the development and administration of directing the Division’s accounting and audit functions, budgets, procurement, personnel policies and procedures, risk management and safety programs, and preparation of the Division’s committee agenda resolutions requiring approval by the County Board. This position has five direct reports with indirect oversight of the Division’s 127 full-time employees and 22 part-time employees. This position reports to the County Engineer. Work is performed in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the County Board, and the Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee.

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or formal education in Accounting, Business Administration or Public Administration from an accredited school, eight years of progressively responsible experience in government or business finance, accounting practices, human resources and procurement. This position requires proficiency in the Microsoft Suite and the ability to work within financial ERP systems, with Oracle experience preferred.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.