Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
Village of Glencoe Finance Department
Location of position: 
Glencoe, IL
$150,000 +/- DOQ
Date Posted: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018
Job Description: 

The Finance Director is appointed by the Village Manager. • The Village’s next Finance Director will be an integral part of the executive management team, participating in key decisions regarding economic development, capital planning and development, long- and short-term revenue and expenditure strategies, budget development and administration and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health of the Village. • The Finance Director is an important communicator – the Director must be able to discuss complex financial concepts and strategies in a manner that can be readily understood by individuals with and without municipal finance backgrounds, and as a member of the Village’s leadership team, the Director communicates within the organization about Village goals, priorities and work plan initiatives. • The Finance Director must maintain a forward-looking perspective, constantly scanning the horizon in efforts to anticipate future problems and work toward developing potential solutions – candidates must be creative, innovative, committed to process improvement and excited to think about local government service delivery and financing in new, progressive ways. • The Finance Director leads a professional team and encourages staff growth and development by offering learning and professional development opportunities and providing coaching and feedback. • Candidates must have a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, finance, business administration or a related field, plus at least seven years of increasingly responsible experience in executive-level financial administration, a portion of which is in the public sector. CPA or Certified Public Finance Officer designation is a plus. • The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative team-player with strong communication skills and a passion for outstanding municipal service delivery.

The Village of Glencoe offers a competitive benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates should apply online by March 9, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 references to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees