Finance & Human Resource Director

The Village of Mahomet (pop. 8,400), is seeking a highly motivated public finance and human resource leader to serve as its next Finance and Human Resource Director. The position will be responsible for activities related to financial matters including professional accounting, payroll, debt management and administration, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, financial planning, risk management and human resource functions. 

The Village is seeking a self-motivated, results-oriented finance professional with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial services, investment, budget development, or closely related field is required. Experience in fund accounting, a thorough knowledge of the laws and policies governing municipalities, human resources, and working with LOCIS financial software is highly desired.  The successful candidate will be able to effectively communicate and work collaboratively in a dynamic fast paced environment with fellow employees, elected officials, and the public-at-large. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration or closely related field is required. A Master’s Degree or higher-level certification such as a CPA, MBA, or CPFO is a plus.

The Finance and HR Director is a member of the senior leadership team and has one accounting assistant. This is an appointment by the Village President and reports to the Village Administrator.

Mahomet is a charming village with an ideal location between Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana and Decatur. Mahomet is one of the fastest growing community is Central Illinois. Mahomet is a non-home rule Village operating under a President/Trustee form of government. The Village has 35 full time employees, along with seasonal and part-time positions. The Village delivers a full range of municipal services with an FY 2017-2018 budget of $15.5M. 

The salary range for this position is $60,320-$69,992, based on qualifications and experience, plus and excellent benefit package.

Interested parties can view the full position profile and job description thru the Village’s website under employment opportunities - Please send cover letter, resume, salary history, employment application and minimum of five work-related professional references to Village of Mahomet, Jeanne Schacht, HR Director. PO Box 259, Mahomet, IL or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Sleepy Hollow- Finance Director


Education-BBA, Accounting, CPA, MBA or CMA preferable
Certified IL Municipal Treasurer, a plus

Experience-5 years

  1. Accounting, Fund Accounting preferable (Gov’t Funds-General, Motor Fuel Tax, Five Year Capital Improvement) (Enterprise Funds-Water and Sewer)
  2. Financial Reporting & Analysis
  3. Banking & Cash Management
  4. GAAP & GASB Compliance
  5. Policy Compliance-Accounting/Investing

System Skills:

  1. Microsoft Office Suite
  2. Precision Payroll or comparable outsourced payroll services
  3. Excel Fixed Asset record keeping-additions/deletions-capitilization/depreciation
  4. Harris Computer (MSI General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Utility Billing, Budget Planning) preferable
  5. Ability to migrate to Windows based MSI in the future

Administrative & Supervisory Skills:

  1. Human Resource Admin: Employment & Benefits Admin. Full Time (11), Part Time (~16) Employee Handbook Maintenance
  2. Property & Casualty Insurance Admin
  3. Village evening meetings (Board 2x month, Finance Committee 1x quarterly)
  4. Supervise 2 Part Time employees (Bookkeeper/Admin Asst, Billing Clerk)
  5. Web site maintenance, a plus

Strong Communication Skills

Exempt position values – Trustworthy, self-starter, potential village administrator

Compensation: mid 50’s to mid 60’s depending on education/experience

Competitive Benefits

Please send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31, 2018 

Bloomington- Chief Accountant

Reports To: Director of Finance
Supervisory: Yes
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: O
Department: Finance

Summary: Performs professional managerial work in finance involving all or some of the following functions (depending on the particular assignment): analysis and maintenance of varied municipal accounts, preparation of financial statements, coordination of the annual audit, preparation of the annual budget, management of receipt and disbursement systems, and analysis of revenues and expenditures. The employee exercises considerable initiative and professional skill and judgment to manage systems or functions such as accounts payable, tax receipting, miscellaneous receipting, utility billing, and budget preparation functions. Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director. Work is subject to review through analysis of reports, conferences and independent audits of accounts. Supervision is exercised over account clerks and professionals assigned to accounting divisions of the department or as otherwise assigned.

Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Supervises and directs staff. Oversees the receipts and disbursements of City funds. Oversees the general ledger and bank reconciliations. Prepares and directs weekly, quarterly, and annual preparation of financial reports. Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports as required by State and local law and by local practice. Serves as liaison for the annual City audit and strong understanding of internal controls and best practices. Reviews financial data monthly, investigates discrepancies, corrects and/or brings to attention of Director if further action is required. Facilitates the preparation of the annual financial report into standards established by the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) and GASB standards. Establishes the account structures and implements bank products to assure the City receives a premium price, timely customer service, and modern services and products within the banking environment. 11/1/17 Develops financial policies and procedures and written procedures for use by City staff, provides training and monitors compliance as directed. Analyzes, investigates and implements new software related to accounting functions. Reviews daily cash reports and monthly cash and investment report. Receives, verifies, and transmits bond payments to the paying agents. Assists with implementing the department vision through division activities and leads the division for maximum employee productivity and morale through strategic plans, work activities and implementing and evaluating department policies, projects and programs. Supervises Finance staff, monitoring and evaluating their performance against both operational and developmental goals. Advises and coaches subordinate staff on both supervisory and technical issues, as appropriate, recommending and directing staff to appropriate training as needed. Exercises the authority to make recommendations concerning employment, dismissal, reprimands and related actions to the Director in consultation with Human Resources Director. Monitors contractual obligations between departments and other agencies or businesses. Works collaboratively with representatives of bargaining units to maintain positive working relationships between City and staff.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Accounting or related field. Prefer Master degree in related field and/or CPA plus a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional finance experience including supervisory experience. Public sector accounting and management strongly preferred. Strong audit and public accounting experience preferred.

Knowledge of: Knowledge of professional, technical, legal, and financial issues. Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance and accounting.

Abilities: Ability to respond diplomatically to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to learn the state laws governing the financial administration, investment of 11/1/17 municipal funds, and treasury management. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite products, Internet, and e-mail software. Ability to provide leadership and supervision to employees, manage functions, resolve conflict, and manage employee performance. Ability to perform relevant mathematical computations, apply sound reasoning, and analytical skills to resolve problems and establish appropriate procedures. Ability to share responsibility with others and delegate responsibilities as appropriate. 1) Certificates and Licenses: None

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment. Work requires traveling to other office locations and other agency facilities in town or around the state for meetings, as well as visits to work sites. Work includes attending meetings outside of normal work hours. There are no extraordinary physical demands on this position.