La Grange, IL (16,321)  The Village is seeking a collaborative and forward-looking candidate to serve as its next Finance Director. Known for its family-friendliness and lively downtown, La Grange is a thriving community located 16 miles southwest of Chicago’s loop in Cook County. Walkable and charming neighborhoods, a robust downtown, over 50 diverse restaurants, numerous independent and national retailers, and a convenient location at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, and the Metra BNSF line, La Grange is a destination for food, fun, and entertainment in the western suburbs of Chicago.

The Village is a full-service organization which provides Police, Fire, Community Development, Public Works, Financial and Administrative services. The Village Manager reports to an elected board consisting of a Village President and six Trustees. The Village Manager is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of an approximately $43 million total budget, as well as management and leadership of 88 full-time and 15 part-time/seasonal employees.  The Village’s “very good” credit rating (Moody’s ‘Aa2’) is a result of the Village's robust financial position, very strong wealth and income profile, healthy tax base, and small debt burden. 

Appointed by and reporting to the Village Manager, the Finance Director will oversee the Finance Department operations, which includes the preparation of the annual audit and budget, financial forecasting, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, and purchasing. In addition to the Director, the department currently consists of an Assistant Finance Director, Senior Account Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, and Cashier/Account Clerk. 

Qualified individuals will be expected to have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field. 
  • A master's degree in same, CPFO and/or CPA degrees, is preferred.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, ideally with three (3) years of management/supervisory responsibility, preferably in local government.
  • Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills, staff leadership and management abilities, and a demonstrated proficiency and enthusiasm for working closely with elected and appointed officials.
The salary range is $135,044 – $158,095 depending on qualifications and experience. Residency is not required. The Village offers a competitive benefits package, including membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), optional 457 deferred compensation plans, and a menu of health plans.  Flexible work schedules will be considered.

Apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by June 9, 2023.  Questions may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240.  

The Village of La Grange is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2023

Posted: 2023-05-10

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