Jobs: City of North Chicago- Comptroller
The City of North Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The current salary range for the position is $101,150.00 - $122,522.00/DOQ.
The City of North Chicago, Illinois, (population 30,038), a home-rule municipality under the Illinois Constitution, is located approximately 36 miles north of the Chicago “Loop.” Located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, North Chicago is the proud home to Naval Station Great Lakes, the only training command for United States Navy recruits and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center – the nation’s first fully integrated Veteran’s Affairs and Department of Defense entity.
The Comptroller’s Office is located in City Hall and provides effective and efficient management of the City’s financial resources. The Comptroller’s Office is responsible for the collection or disbursement of City revenues and all funds required to be in the custody of the City Treasurer.
The City of North Chicago is seeking a team-oriented professional with a successful financial or accounting track record based on collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. This person must have excellent management and interpersonal skills.
The Comptroller works closely with all Department Directors, and reports to the Mayor and Chief of Staff. The Comptroller is an integral part of the executive management team participating in key decisions regarding capital planning, long and short term revenue and expenditure strategies, budget development and administration, and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health for the City of North Chicago.
The essential functions of the Comptroller position include directing the financial operations of the City, plans, develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates financial activities. The Comptroller oversees accounting functions including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Utility Billing, Cash Receipts, and Payroll. The position directly supervises the staff of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Utility Billing, Staff Accountant, Cash Receipts, Collectors, and Payroll.
The Comptroller’s position job responsibilities also include:
· Prepares financial statements, budgets, cash flow management, and manages the annual audit process.
· Evaluates financial needs of the City and develops short and long range plans to meet those needs.
· Recommends and implements improvements to the budgeting process through education of department managers on the financial issues impacting department budgets.
· Maintains a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism to assure compliance with required cash/fund balance thresholds including periodic determination of minimum cash operating needs.
· Provides strategic financial leadership on decision making issues.
· Attends City Council meetings and various committee meetings to provide financial input.
· Demonstrates effective analytical and communication skills by preparing complete and accurate records, reports, and presentations, both verbal and written.
The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in progressive fiscal management, with the ability to work closely with elected officials and department heads on the City’s financial strategies.
Attendance Requirements: The Comptroller’s position is required to be present during the work schedule of 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, at a minimum. This position is also required to be present for City Council meetings, other routine evening meetings as scheduled, and other meetings as required.
Education Requirements: Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Accounting, or financially related field, from an accredited institution. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or MBA is preferred. Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in accounting with five (5) years in a municipal finance management setting.
The City of North Chicago offers a competitive benefits’ package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE Statement: The City of North Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, sex, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.