Finance Director – Belleville, WI

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    Maureen Barry

    Finance Director – Village of Belleville, Wisconsin (pop. 2,659). Settled by John Frederick in the 1840s, Belleview is located 25 minutes southwest of Madison. Today Belleville is experiencing residential and commercial growth and offers a unique combination of urban and rural amenities. Belleville is a beautiful, affordable, and friendly up-and-coming community with opportunities for everyone.

    The Village seeks a finance professional interested in the responsibility of the accounting and financial reporting of all Village operations, an individual who can be entrusted with the collecting, depositing, and investing of all Village funds. The Finance Director is a key member of the Village’s management team in a financially stable organization and reports to the Village Administrator.

    The Village’s next Finance Director should be a technically skilled and collaborative professional capable of managing a variety of the Village’s financial activities. The Village offers the new Director a chance to reshape its budget, work in developing the Village’s financial management and capital improvement plan and assist the Village Administrator in overseeing payroll and benefits administration. In concert with the Village Administrator, the Director develops and manages overall Village and utility budgets totaling more than $9.2 million. The Director manages a part-time utility clerk. The new Director will join a team of 25 full-time dedicated Village employees.

    The Village is seeking an ethical professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills.

    The successful candidate will:
    • Have a confident fluency in accounting;
    • Have the ability to problem-solve and make decisive decisions;
    • Have a desire to work cooperatively with the public; and
    • Have a passion for teamwork and the ability to work collaboratively with all Village departments in the delivery of municipal services.

    Candidates should also have:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; and
    • Two – three years of experience in accounting, with experience in a government setting or demonstrable skills in governmental fund accounting ideal, or an equivalent combination of education and experience where additional work experience may substitute for up to two years of education; and the
    • Ability to become a Certified Municipal Treasurer under Wisconsin Statutes.

    The Village offers a starting salary of $65,000 – 72,000 (midpoint) +/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits including WRS and health insurance. The Village has a compensation study underway, with completion expected this fall.

    Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240. The deadline to apply is July 21, 2023, yet open until filled. The review of resumes will be on-going. The Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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