Mokena- Finance Director

Mokena, IL, population 19,887 is a progressive suburban community located approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago in northeastern Will County.  The Village of Mokena is a family-oriented community with outstanding schools, parks, and excellent municipal services.  Mokena is a full-service community with a $37.5 million total budget, including a $11.9 million General Fund, a ‘AA+’ bond rating, low bonded debt, and healthy reserves.  Mokena is a non-home rule community.

The Village of Mokena is seeking an experienced, team-oriented, finance professional to serve as its next Finance Director. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all financial operations and services of the Village including but not limited to accounting, financial reporting, budget preparation, tax levy preparation, coordination of all phases of the annual audit, cash and debt management, investments, accounts payable and receivables, and payroll.  Other responsibilities include overseeing health insurance, IT functions, and employee benefits/human resources.  The position supervises the Accounting Assistant and shares supervisory responsibility for five customer service representatives.

The Village is seeking candidates with strong leadership and communication skills who wish to join a professional management team.  The Finance Director is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees and reports to a professional Village Administrator and serves on the Administrator’s executive leadership team.  All Village employees are expected to embrace the motto, “Where Our Customers Always Come First”. 

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree.  Candidates should also have five years of progressively responsible public sector experience and/or training.   A master’s degree or CPA is desirable.   Additional qualifications to include (but not limited to) excellent communication and presentation skills (both oral and written), the ability to think pro-actively and develop strategic plans, and the ability to coordinate and work well with the management team/other staff members.

The annual salary range is $132,157 - $143,107 (DOQ). The Village offers an excellent benefit package, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, health, dental, and life insurance.  Interested applicants should 1.) Review the full job description located on the Village webpage (www.mokena.org); 2.) Submit a cover letter; 3.) Submit a resume; and 4.) Submit a list of five professional references via U.S. Postal Service to the Village of Mokena, c/o Village Administrator, 11004 Carpenter Street, Mokena, IL 60448 or electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Position open until filled. No phone calls. The Village of Mokena is an Equal Opportunity Employer.     

Niles Accountant Analyst

Village of Niles, Accountant Analyst

 The Village of Niles is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a full-time Accountant Analyst. This position will analyze cash management and investment needs, perform accounting and analytical tasks requiring advanced knowledge, responsibility, and expertise, and undertake special projects as needed. This position must be able to analyze problems and operate independently to determine solutions or offer alternatives.

In exchange for outstanding skills, the Village is offering a starting salary of $64,735, depending on qualifications. Employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; IMRF pension; 457 plans; paid time off including vacation time, sick time, doctor
appointment leave, personal days, and extended leave; a wellness incentive program; and tuition reimbursement with an emphasis on professional development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reconciliation of monthly and year-end general ledger accounts;
Preparation of appropriate journal entries as needed, including, but not limited to, payroll, banking, purchasing, daily deposits, disbursements, billing, collection, debt, and fixed assets;
Assist with the annual audit, including preparation of schedules and satisfying requests;
Analyze cash management and investment needs and set up treasury transfers as necessary to meet those short-term and long-term needs;
Reconcile/verify daily cash, check, and credit card receipts and prepare associated deposits;
Prepare, review, and distribute revenue and expenditure reports on a monthly basis;
Assist in coordinating the management, physical inventory, and tracking of fixed assets;
Maintain and reconcile activity for escrows (such as engineering or fire hydrant escrows), deposits (such as street and parkway deposits), reimbursements (such as flood control or rear yard drainage reimbursements), and easement grants;
Understand and comply with GAAP accounting, including GASB Standards and applicable AICPA SASs, and Federal, State, County, and municipal laws;
Analyze accounting data and other observations or facts to make accounting decisions or recommendations in other areas to Finance Department management;
Provide costing, analysis, and review of union bargaining proposals and provide feedback and recommendations related to economic impact of proposals;
Report key financial data to appropriate Finance personnel;
Undertake special projects as necessary; and
All other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Conditions
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or substantially similar area; preferred 1-year experience in municipal sector; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Requires ability to attend meetings outside of normal business hours upon request;
Hours are typically Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To apply, candidates must download an application from the Village’s website at
www.vniles.com and submit an application and resume as a PDF to the HR Department via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..