The Village of Lincolnwood, Illinois (12,590 – 2010 census) is a diverse and professionally-managed home-rule municipality on the northern border of the City of Chicago with a unique blend of residential, commercial, and manufacturing areas. The Village is seeking an individual interested in a diverse work environment that encompasses several fields of accounting and finance. The Finance Director, under the direction of the Village Manager, plans and organizes the management and administration of fiscal records in compliance with federal and state statutes, and Village ordinances. This position is also responsible for long-term strategic and financial planning; revenue forecasting; supervising, training, directing and evaluating department personnel; and monitoring all activities and operations of the department, setting goals and objectives, establishing guidelines for performance.
The Finance Department oversees the Village’s FY 2021 adopted budget of $78,886,559, a general fund budget of $23,529,674 and a $951,181 annual department budget. The Department consists of five full-time staff members which provide general management oversight of all financial transactions of the Village. The Finance Department’s specific responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting of resources, cash management, general ledger, cash receipts, cash disbursements and accounts payable, utility billing, business licenses, vehicle license registration and sale, parking ticket violation collection, payroll, and purchasing. The Department also provides support to the Village Manager’s Office, and all other departments, in addition to customer service at Village Hall, general reception service, incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries, and cashiering at the front counter.
The Village offers a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary. As a full-time and exempt position, the Director is eligible for the Village’s health, life, dental insurance plans along with paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick days. The position is enrolled in the defined-benefit pension plan available through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Village annually reviews the compensation plan with a comprehensive triennial salary study to ensure that the Village provides a competitive salary. The salary range for the position is $126,413.64 – $166,866.01 with the starting salary dependent on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
The educational requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree, from an accredited College or University in Public Administration, Finance, Business or a related field. A minimum of seven to ten years of experience in a progressively responsible position in public finance is required. Individuals looking for the next step in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Village is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested parties to apply for the position within the guidelines outlined in this section. To apply, please submit an application, resume, cover letter, and three professional references at www.lincolnwoodil.org/employment. You can view the full recruitment packet at https://www.lincolnwoodil.org/download/FD-Profile.pdf. If you have questions, please contact Heather McFarland, Assistant to the Village Manager, 6900 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, December 1.