Finance Director – Village of Bensenville, IL

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    Maureen Barry
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    Bensenville, IL (pop. 18,535). The Village of Bensenville is a strategically located, vibrant community known for its family-oriented neighborhoods and bustling business districts. Bensenville’s location near O’Hare International airport provides a foundation for a large commercial, industrial, and retail base of employment that continues to grow. The community is also home to an historic downtown with a theater, restaurants and multi-family living options.

    Bensenville functions as a key “gateway” from adjoining Cook County into DuPage County, and with its low DuPage County tax rate is an ideal place to live, play, work, and conduct business. The Village is home to over 1,500 businesses and it has one of the largest industrial parks in Illinois. Bensenville provides convenient access to the greater Chicagoland area and is a hub of vehicular, air, rail, and public transportation, within minutes of I-290, I-294, and I-90. Additionally, the completion of the Elgin-O’Hare expressway (I-390) will provide western access to O’Hare and Bensenville. Bensenville has a Metra commuter rail station on the Milwaukee District West Line which runs between downtown Chicago’s Union Station and the City of Elgin.

    The Village is a full-service organization which provides Police, Public Works, Community Development, Finance, Recreation (including three sheets of ice, a collegiate baseball diamond, a movie theater and ice cream shop) and Administrative services, as well as water production and a wastewater treatment plant. The Village President and six Trustees are elected on a non-partisan basis for four-year overlapping terms. The Village Manager, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $61 million total budget, including $40 million in capital spending, as well as management and leadership of 114 full-time and 86 part-time employees. S&P Global Ratings assigned a credit rating of ‘AA/Stable’ during the Village’s last issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds in 2021.

    Position Requirements
    The Village is seeking a highly professional, progressive public finance professional with strong interpersonal skills and experience in public finance to serve as the Finance Director. The successful candidate will report to the Village Manager and be responsible for the direction and coordination of the finance and business activities of the Village. The Finance Director coordinates all of the Village’s proposed budgets in relation to the current year’s budget, future years’ budget, goals and objectives through sessions with Village Board, Department Heads and Village Manager.

    The Finance Director oversees the preparation and disbursement of payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable and payables, purchasing, front desk and cash receipt operations; ensures staff is collecting and posting the receipts accurately; is responsible for safeguarding the Village assets and utilizes controls and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the same; reviews postings of internal cash flow and bank statements; and handles customer service issues for utility billing and other Village services.

    The successful candidate will have:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and three to five (3-5) years of increasingly responsible experience in public or private finance or accounting, with three (3) years of management/supervisory responsibility, preferably in local government. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.
    • Master’s Degree, CPFO or CPA designation, or knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to is preferred.
    • Exceptional customer service skills servicing internal and external customers.
    • Understanding of governmental budgets, audits, GASB, debt management, and financial planning and analysis skills are required.

    Compensation and Benefits
    The anticipated salary range is $125,000 – $165,000 DOQ depending on qualifications. 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.

    Application Process
    Apply online immediately at http://www.GovHRjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references. Position is open until filled with first review of applications on February 9, 2024. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, x116.

    The Village of Bensenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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