Village of Lincolnwood, IL – Finance Director

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    Misty Dodge

    Village of Lincolnwood, Illinois
    Finance Director
    Lincolnwood, IL (12,590). The Village of Lincolnwood is seeking a creative, collaborative finance executive to serve as its next Finance Director. Lincolnwood is an ethnically diverse, professionally managed Home Rule community with a unique blend of residential, commercial and industrial areas. Located directly north of Chicago in Cook County in a 2.7 square mile area, Lincolnwood is a full-service municipality with a $79 million total budget and 87 full-time employees.
    • The position is responsible for the management of all financial functions of the Village, including accounting and financial reporting, cash management, investments and debt, budget and audit preparation, tax levies, payroll and benefits administration, pension funds, purchasing, utility billing, business and vehicle licensing, and collection of code violation revenues. The position is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager and is an integral part of the executive leadership team.
    • The Finance Department has five full-time authorized positions, including a full-time accountant, with a $951,181 operating budget.
    • The Village of Lincolnwood operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The Village President and six members of the Board of Trustees are elected at large for four-year terms. Other Village departments include Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks and Recreation and the Village Manager’s Office.
    • The Village takes a conservative approach to fiscal management, with healthy fund balance reserves and a low overall debt burden, consistent with its most recent ‘Aa2’ rating from Moody’s Investors Service. The Village has consistently received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.
    • Lincolnwood maintains two Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts (with another having expired at the end of 2020). The position is actively involved in their oversight and in the issuance of TIF Notes and General Obligation Bonds to further the Village’s capital improvements and economic development plans, including a major mixed-use redevelopment project at the former Purple Hotel site.
    The next Finance Director must have effective leadership, management, and strategic planning skills and the initiative to help take the department to the next level. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance or other applicable field with at least seven years of increasingly responsible management experience, of which five years is at an executive level. Experience in Illinois, Master’s Degree and/or CPA preferred. Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
    The salary range is $126,413 – $166,866 DOQ. The Village of Lincolnwood offers a comprehensive benefit plan which includes generous contributions to medical, dental, life insurance and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, optional 457 plan, and paid vacation, sick and holiday time.
    Apply online at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by March 1, 2021. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-282-8306 or [email protected].
    The Village of Lincolnwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Click HERE to Apply!

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