La Grange Park, Illinois (population 13,475). A charming, residential community located in the near west suburbs of Chicago is seeking a collaborative and analytical Finance Director/Village Treasurer to join their dedicated leadership team. La Grange Park, a proud bedroom community, is known for its excellent schools, accessible location, and stable political climate. The Village has a long history of professional management and fiscally responsible governance.
La Grange Park employees work in a culture of care focused on supporting services that offer their residents a high quality of life. Located only 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, and in close proximity to METRA train service, commuters working downtown have consistently found the community to be a desirable place for families.
The Village is a full-service, ‘AA+’ rating non-home rule organization governed by a Village President and six Trustees. A professional Village Manager oversees a staff of 42 full-time employees and 76 part-time employees (16 FTEs) supporting the departments of Police, Fire, Building, Public Works, Finance, and Administration. The FY 2022/2023 budget projects revenues of $21.7 million (inclusive of planned capital and debt expenses) and expenses of $19.1 million. The General Fund is $10 million. The Village maintains four business districts and two TIFs.
Appointed by and reporting to the Village Manager, the Finance Director and department staff are responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, cash management and investments, cashiering, utility billing, accounts payable, and payroll processing. The Director currently has four direct reports within the Finance Department, an Accounting Specialist, and three Fiscal Assistants. The next Director must sustain the Department’s reputation for high integrity, excellent customer service, and team dedicated culture within the department and with other departments.
The Village is seeking an experienced and progressive Director/Treasurer to lead the Finance Department. The successful candidate will have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy, business, or related field
- Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in public or private accounting or finance, ideally with three (3) years of management/supervisory responsibility, preferable in local government
- Strong accounting skills desired. Master’s Degree, CPFO or CPA designation, or knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to, is preferred
- Strong oral and written communication skills, strategic planning abilities, and a demonstrated proficiency and enthusiasm for working closely with elected and appointed officials
Compensation and Benefits
The anticipated starting salary is $125,000 - $135,000 +/- 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), life insurance, and optional 457 plan participation. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. The Village does not have a residency requirement.
Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references by June 24, 2022. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (847) 380-3240 ext. 116. The Village of La Grange Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.