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Finance Director, Village of Westchester

 
The Village of Westchester, IL (population 16,718) is a diverse and professionally-managed non-home rule municipality located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago in Cook County. We are seeking a qualified Finance Director to complement its management team.

 The successful candidate will be committed to providing outstanding customer service, have high ethical standards, have a strong attention to detail and accuracy and be able to communicate effectively. This position requires a degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited university; and four to eight years of progressively responsible work in government accounting and reporting. Good opportunity for an Assistant Finance Director looking to advance to a Finance Director.  Must have the ability to learn and use management information systems at an advanced level, and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).

 Responsibilities of this position include: oversees a staff of four full-time employees in the finance and administration department in customer service, general ledger accounting and reconciliation, payroll, utility billing, cash receipts, accounts receivable and accounts payable.  Coordinates the Village’s annual independent audit.  Directs the preparation of all required analysis, documentation, and disclosures supporting the Village’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Directs the monthly and quarterly financial report preparation.  Maintains the financial accounting system.  Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget.   Establishes and maintains cash controls. Manages investments.  Monitors Department spending. Responsible for preparation of the annual tax levy. Responsible for preparation of the annual treasurer’s report and related filings. Works on special projects as assigned.  Responsible for ensuring courteous and efficient service to Village residents and staff.   
  
This position reports to the Village Manager and applicant must have the ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and initiative.  This position is classified as a full-time, exempt position.  Position will remain open until filled and we will expedite hiring for the right candidate. Salary range is $89,600 - $95,275 DOQ.  Excellent benefits package. 

 Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to Chief Steve Stelter, Interim Village Manager, 10300 W Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60154 or electronically to . Electronic submissions are preferred. Post-offer drug test and background check is required. The Village of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.