Finance Director

Finance Director
Village of Hinsdale
 Hinsdale, Illinois
Job Description

Hinsdale, IL (17,710). Hinsdale is a historic and beautiful community with a thriving and charming downtown and architecturally distinct homes. Hinsdale is home to nationally recognized schools and a downtown that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 20 miles west of Chicago in DuPage and Cook Counties, Hinsdale is a full-service community with a $48 million total budget and 99 full-time employees and 107 FTEs.
The Village of Hinsdale is seeking a progressive, collaborative finance executive to serve as its next Finance Director.

The position is responsible for the management of all financial functions of the Village and Hinsdale Public Library, including general ledger, budget preparation, cash and debt management, payroll and benefits administration, tax levy, pension funds, and audit preparation. The position is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager and is an integral part of the executive leadership team.

The Finance division has 6 full-time and 2 part-time authorized positions and is part of the Administrative Department of the Village, which also includes the Village Manager’s Office, Information Technology and Economic Development, with a $2.7 million operating budget.

The Village of Hinsdale is a non-home rule municipality that operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The Village President and six members of the Board of Trustees are elected at large for four-year terms.

The Village places a strong emphasis on customer service and excellence in municipal service delivery, with a ‘AAA’ rating on its last bond issue from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. The Village has consistently received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and annually meets its budget reserve policy.

The next Finance Director must have proven effective leadership, communication, negotiation, team building, and long-range strategic planning skills, and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working closely with elected and appointed officials. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Finance or another applicable field with at least seven years of increasingly responsible public sector management experience, of which five years is at an executive level. Experience in Illinois, a CPA and/or Master’s Degree preferred. Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

Starting salary is $150,000+/- DOQ and excellent benefits. The Village of Hinsdale offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan which includes generous contributions to medical, dental, vision, life insurance and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, optional 457 plans, and paid vacation, personal, sick and holiday time.

Interested candidates should apply online at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references.

First review of applications will occur the week of February 15, 2021. Questions about the position may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-282-8306 or Credentials will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Village of Hinsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.