Deputy Director of Finance and General Services

Deputy Director of Finance and General Services
Village of Buffalo Grove
 Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Job Description

Buffalo Grove, IL (pop. 41,226) The Village of Buffalo Grove is a very progressive, family-oriented community located in both Cook and Lake Counties, just 32 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. A home rule, AAA rated community that covers 9.3 square miles, the Village is seeking a highly collaborative local government finance professional to serve as its next Deputy Director of Finance and General Services.

The Deputy Director of Finance and General Services is a key member of the Village’s executive team. The position has general administrative and oversight responsibility for the department including all accounting functions, general office and staff support. Position is responsible for ensuring that finance practices and procedures are current, coordinating the annual audit and comprehensive annual financial reporting functions, assisting in the preparation of the Village’s annual budget and capital improvement program and participating in the development and implementation of many of the Village’s innovative, regional efforts.

The Village has an annual budget of $113 million (all funds – operating funds are $76 million) 202 full time and 28 part time employees allocated across a full-service municipality including a golf operation. The Village is embarking on $25 million of water and sewer infrastructure work over the next 5 years along with the potential to renovate and/or replace public facilities.

In addition to the Director and Deputy Director, the department has 8 full time equivalent employees including an accountant, utility billing clerk, accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, and purchasing agent. Also, of note:

  • The Deputy Director will have significant involvement in key projects currently underway including but not limited to 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.
  • Candidates must be collaborative and innovative, with a willingness to engage with employees throughout the organization in a positive, solution-oriented approach that reflects mutual respect and a dedication to long term effective working relationships.
  • The Village is in the third year of program-based budgeting and annually receives the GFOA Budget Award and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, public policy, public administration, business, or a related field. A CPA and/or master’s degree in public policy, public administration, finance or business administration is a plus.
  • Candidates should have supervisory experience with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing – public sector experience is valued but not required.
  • Familiarity with information technology as it furthers financial accounting and budget development and administration is a plus.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in progressive fiscal management, with the ability to work closely with elected and appointed officials and department heads on the Village’s financial strategies. The Village of Buffalo Grove offers a competitive benefits’ package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Residency in the Village of Buffalo Grove is not required.

Salary: $110,000 - $135,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply at once electronically but no later than August 13, 2021 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Paul M. Harlow, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #225 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240 ext. 117.

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