Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Crest Hill Finance Department
 Crest Hill, Illinois
Job Description

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the next Finance Director for the City of Crest Hill, Illinois.

About the City
The City of Crest Hill (Pop. 20,837) is a strategically located community of strong neighborhoods, bustling commercial districts and beautiful open space in Will County that was incorporated in 1960 to preserve its small-town character. The City is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago and is bordered by Romeoville to the north and Joliet to the south, with close access to I-55, I-80 and I-355. Crest Hill is home to Carillon Lakes, a highly desirable senior living community with 1,100 homes; Stateville Prison; and two active TIF Districts, with developable land in the Weber Road TIF District, and a third district in process.

Year-round recreational opportunities are provided by the Lockport Park District. Residents can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, recreational programming, a community center, pool and numerous playgrounds spread throughout the community. Residents and visitors alike flock to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, which hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and other seasonal activities.

Crest Hill is a full-service community with a $44.6 million total budget (including a $10.3 million General Fund), a ‘AA’ bond rating, low bonded debt and healthy reserves. A professional City Administrator oversees a staff of 64 full-time employees in the departments of Building, Community Development, Police, Public Works & Streets, Water & Wastewater, and Treasurer and Finance. Fire and emergency medical services are provided by two outside Fire Protection Districts. Two groups of employees in the Police and Public Works Departments are currently unionized.

The City is currently constructing a new government complex, which will encompass a city hall (including the Finance Director’s office), council chambers/community center, police department, police/military memorial garden, library, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, and walking and bike trails.

About the Position

Reporting to the City Administrator and also taking direction from the City Treasurer, the Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Finance Department and oversight of all financial matters including general accounting and reporting, payroll, treasury management, utility billing, and information systems. Other responsibilities include oversight of the City’s property tax rebate program and Capital Replacement Program and participation in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. The position supervises the Utility Billing Supervisor and provides direction to the Accounts Disbursement Clerks (one Accounts Payable and one Payroll).

Position Requirements

The City is seeking an experienced and collaborative Director to lead the Finance Department. The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational leadership and excellent financial management and personnel skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field.
  • Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field and/or a CPA desired.
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in municipal finance or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing municipal financial management in Illinois, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Municipal budget experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

The anticipated starting salary range is $105,000 - $138,000 DOQ. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), and life insurance. The City also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave. The City does not have a residency requirement.

Selection Process

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by May 17, 2021. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-282-8306 or Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240.

The City of Crest Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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