Finance Director

Finance Director
Village of Riverside
 Riverside, Illinois
Job Description

Come grow with us in Riverside, “the Village in the Forest!”

Do you have experience with financial administration, debt issuances, accounting and budgeting? Are you ready to work cooperatively and coordinate with employees in other departments? If you communicate clearly verbally and in writing and exercise sound judgment in solving accounting issues, the Finance Director role could be the next great step in your career.

Located approximately 11 miles from downtown Chicago, the Village of Riverside is a National Historic Landmark Community designed by visionary landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. We have a highly collaborative workplace that values employee contributions and ideas that improve Village processes and customer service. At the Village, we are committed to supporting our employees and providing opportunities to continue learning and expanding their professional skills. Paid trainings and professional organization memberships are available relevant to the position and career path of the employee.

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The Finance Director position requires a highly responsible individual and includes complex administrative and managerial work, planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Department of Finance. The Director of Finance also serves as Village Treasurer and as such has general management responsibility of all operations of the Finance Department. The Director of Finance supervises Department of Finance staff. Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing all operations of the Department of Finance including accounting and internal controls; payroll, accounts payable and receivable, utility billing, customer service, collection, disbursement, and investment of all Village funds, debt management, and other fiscal activities. Work also includes managing the Village’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Supervision is exercised over Department of Finance personnel directly. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Village Manager and in compliance with federal, state, and Village laws, statutes, and ordinances. Performance is evaluated through meetings, reports, and audits to assess the overall effectiveness of the program. The Finance Director reports to the Village Manager.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration or business administration plus five years of professional experience in finance is required; MBA, CPFO, MPA or CPA preferred. This position’s salary range is $133,697.72 – $183,837.17 with anticipated starting salary at $134,000+/- (DOQ) with excellent benefits.

You will receive 2 personal days, 12 holidays, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 15 days of vacation annually. Full-time employees have their choice of HMO or PPO medical coverage, dental, and an optional vision coverage plan. The Village pays 80% of the insurance premium, with the remainder paid by the employee. Employees are also enrolled in a Life Insurance and AD&D policy providing $75,000 in coverage, paid entirely by the Village. Full-time employees are required to participate in IMRF, a defined pension plan. Employees are also given the option to participate in the following: participation in the IMRF Voluntary Additional Contribution (VAC) fund, MissionSquare (457 plan), supplemental life insurance, and flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care.

Applications close on April 19, 2024, apply today! Send cover letter, resume, application and three work related references by e-mail to Management Analyst Ian Splitt.

The Village of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.