Finance Director – Village of Elm Grove, Wisconsin (pop. 6,513). Strategically located just 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee and one hour east of Madison, Elm Grove combines the convenience and amenities of the greater Milwaukee area with the independence and friendliness of a small town. Elm Grove is widely considered a premier outer ring suburb where the natural beauty of sloping hills and forested properties creates an urban-rural living experience. Strong community involvement and engagement is what contributes to the Village’s unique character and charm. The Village seeks skilled public finance professionals with strong communication skills as candidates for its next Finance Director.
The Finance Director is a key member of the Village’s management team in a financially stable organization, and reports to the Village Manager. The Village maintains A1 bond rating from Moody’s and enjoys a healthy fund balance.  
The Village seeks a technically skilled and team-oriented Director to manage a variety of financial activities. The Village’s next Finance Director joins a collaborative administrative team; the Director helps sustain the village’s fiscal health and stability and assures that the village achieves its financial objectives through solid fiscal planning, budgetary controls, and the maintenance of financial accounts and records. In concert with the Village Manager, the Director develops and manages a general fund budget of approximately $8 million, and combined budgets of approximately $11 million.
The Village is seeking an ethical and experienced professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills. 
The successful candidate will:
  • Have a record of responsiveness, problem solving and decisiveness; 
  • Possess a passion for public service; and 
  • Have a desire to work collaboratively with Village departments in the delivery of its public services. 
Candidates should also have: 
  • A B.A. in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field; a Master’s degree and/or CPA is preferred, but not required;  
  • Three or more years’ experience with financial reporting and budgeting;  
  • Three or more years of experience in a government setting or demonstrable skills in governmental fund accounting; a combination of public and private sector finance experience is ideal; and 
  • Working knowledge of financial management/ERP systems. 
Starting salary: $95,000 – $105,000 +/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits. Candidates should apply a.s.a.p. but no later than June 10, 2024, as the review of resumes and offers to interview will be on-going. The position is open until filled. Send a resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel:  847-380-3240. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Posted: 2024-05-08

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