Posted on May 26, 2020 and open until Jun 22, 2020.
Welcome to the Village of Niles, where we take pride in our local community, our businesses, our schools, and our residents. Located approximately fifteen miles from downtown Chicago and eight miles from O'Hare Airport, Niles is a hub of business and cultural activity. Niles makes up about six square miles of land and is home to approximately 30,000 residents. The community is a melting pot of culture that includes residents of Polish, Irish, Italian, German, Greek, Asian and mixed heritage. Convenient transportation options like the Niles Free Bus provide residents with easy and affordable travel around Niles and the region. Surrounding communities include Chicago, Morton Grove, Skokie, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, and Glenview. Niles' Village Government has remained consistent in preserving high quality of life by providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses. The Village of Niles is reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.
Niles is a full-service, charter village with an adopted FY 2020 budget of $100.7 million, and 238 full-time and approximately 290 part-time authorized positions in the departments of Administration, Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, Community Development and I.T. The Village of Niles has additional departments that many municipalities do not, including a Senior Center, Family Fitness Center, Family Services, and a Teen Center. Niles has a Board of Trustees composed of a President plus six Trustees who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for four-year, overlapping terms.
The Finance Department consists of eleven full-time employees, including six employees represented by AFSCME and five non-union employees. The Department provides all accounting services, performs investment and cash management activities, coordinates capital financing, purchasing, budget preparation and control, as well as audit preparation and compliance.
This position is responsible for coordinating the fiscal activities and systems for the Village of Niles, which includes administrative control and direction over budget and financial forecasting, accounting and financial reporting, auditing, treasury management, investments, purchasing, utility billing, debt administration, Police and Firefighter Pension Fund administration, liability insurance, revenue collection and vendor disbursements. The Office of the Finance Director shall be filled by an appointment, made by the Village President, with the recommendation of the Village Manager and with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, of a person competent to carry out the duties of the office.
Essential Job Functions
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, and able to take on new challenges in a high-pace environment. This position will need to lead a transitioning department and provide excellent leadership and direction. This position has the authority and responsibility to coordinate fiscal activities and systems for the Village of Niles; including administrative control and direction over budget and financial forecasting, accounting and financial reporting, auditing, treasury management, investments, purchasing, utility billing, debt administration, Police and Firefighter Pension Fund administration, liability insurance, revenue collection and vendor disbursements.
This is a very challenging position that requires a high degree of interpersonal skills in addition to outstanding organization and administrative abilities. The ideal candidate will need to possess a strong ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as well as speaking comfortably in front of large audiences. Further, this role requires a keen ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Village officials, other staff, the public, demonstrate responsibility, initiative, dependability, adaptability, creativity, and flexibility with a commitment to quality, customer service and trustworthiness.
Education and Experience
Current salary range is $128,846-$180,384. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a competitive benefit program. Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance, IMRF Pension, vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay. Additional benefits include complimentary fitness center membership and tuition reimbursement, among others.
The Village of Niles is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Village of Niles
1000 Civic Center Dr
Niles , IL 60714
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit www.vniles.com/jobs and email your application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 5, 2020. The interview process will begin on on Friday, June 12th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evangeline Alpogianis at email@example.com or 847-588-8013.
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