Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Village of Bensenville
Location of position: 
Bensenville, IL
Wage/Salary: 
$120,000 +/- DOQ
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Job Description: 

Bensenville, IL (pop.  18,535).  The Village of Bensenville is a strategically located, vibrant community known for its family oriented neighborhoods and bustling business districts. Bensenville’s location near O’Hare International airport provides a foundation for a large commercial, industrial and retail base of employment that continues to grow.  The community is also home to an historic downtown with a theater, restaurants and multi family living options.  Bensenville functions as a key “gateway” from adjoining Cook County into DuPage County, and with its low DuPage County tax rate is an ideal place to live, play, work and conduct business. The Village is home to over 1,500 businesses and it has one of the largest industrial parks in Illinois.

The Village of Bensenville is a non-home rule municipality. The Village operates under the Council-Manager form of local government. The Village provides a full range of municipal services including police protection, emergency management, recreational programming, finance, human resources, public works operations, community and economic development, and general administrative services.  The Village’s budgets total around $58 million, including a $21 million general fund. The Village’s equalized value exceeds $580 billion and has a bond rating of Aa3.

The Village is seeking a highly professional, progressive public finance professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in public finance to serve as the Finance Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction and coordination of the financial and business activities of the Village of Bensenville. The Finance Director is responsible for the coordination of all Village proposed budgets in relation to current year’s budget, future year’s budget, goals and objectives through sessions with Village Board, Department Heads and Village Manager.

The Finance Director oversees the preparation and disbursement of payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable and payables, purchasing, front desk and cash receipt operations; ensures staff is collecting and posting the receipts accurately; is responsible for safeguarding the Village assets and utilizes controls and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the same; reviews postings of internal cash flow and bank statements; and handles customer service issues for utility billing and other Village services.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and seven (7) years’ experience working in local government with at least three (3) years’ experience in a managerial position. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant certification is preferred.
  • Exceptional customer service skills servicing internal and external customers.
  • Strong understanding of governmental budget, audits, GASBs, debt management, and financial planning and analysis skills are required.

The starting salary range is +/- $120,000 DOQ.  Candidates should immediately apply online with a cover letter, resume and contact information for five professional references.   Document submission deadline is June 6, 2019.  Electronic Submissions are required.  Apply at www.GovHRjobs.com.  For Questions, Contact: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL  60062. Phone: (224) 282-8310 Email: smckee@GovHRUSA.com The Village of Bensenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.