Crystal Lake- Finance Director

The City of Crystal Lake, with a population of 40,743, is the largest community in McHenry County and is a city with a rich history, rewarding quality of life and tremendous community spirit. Located 50 miles northwest of Chicago and home to two Metra stations, Crystal Lake residents enjoy the many employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities of a major metropolitan city, yet live in a pleasant, small-town atmosphere.  The City is a politically and financially stable home-rule community that covers 18.7 square miles, that is seeking a forward-thinking Director of Finance to play a strategic leadership role in helping direct the fiscal operations of the City.  Characteristics of the City’s financial operations include sustainability, long-range planning, collaboration and strategic leadership. 

The City is rated AA+ and has a current annual budget (all funds) of over $102 million, with over 370 full-time, part-time, and seasonal personnel.  The Director of Finance reports directly to the City Manager and leads a department of 7 full-time personnel.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented public sector management professional to make a difference in a high-performing organization that employs the use of best practices.  The fiscal year 2019-20 salary range for this position is $108,318 - $167,794.  Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be considered as they are received.

For more information and a complete position profile, including responsibilities and minimum qualifications, please click HERE.  Questions can be directed to the Director of Human Resources at (815) 356-3653.

Channahon- Accounting Clerk

The Village of Channahon, IL is a home-rule community located within Will and Grundy Counties.  The Village is seeking a qualified, highly motivated individual to join the Finance Department as an accounting clerk.  The ideal candidate must possess high ethical standards, be an effective communicator, and have a strong attention to detail and accuracy.  

Job duties include calculating, verifying, posting, reviewing, analyzing and balancing a variety of financial transactions for various aspects of the Village’s accounting system including the utility billing system.  The candidate would be expected to work within clearly established accounting systems and procedures and to exercise independent judgment to document and record financial transactions.  The candidate should possess the ability to organize, to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the public, to perform required duties with initiative, good judgment, accuracy, persistence, integrity, tact, confidentiality and courtesy.  Duties would include, but are not limited to, utility billing, cash receipts, accounts payable, and other various areas of accounting. 

This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or a minimum of two years’ experience in an accounting clerical position preferably in governmental accounting. 

Starting salary for this collective bargaining position is $41,211 plus excellent benefit package including a pension plan.  The position reports directly to the Finance Director and works closely with other Village departments.    

Applications and job descriptions are available at our website and at the Village of Channahon Administrative offices, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon, IL 60410.  Applications should be directed to the Human Resource Manager by September 20, 2019.  EOE / ADA employer.