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Bloomington, IL - Senior Budget Manager

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GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the next Senior Budget Manager for the City of Bloomington.

About the Community

The City of Bloomington (population 76,610) is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Bloomington is a twin City with the Town of Normal (pop. 52,497). Interstates 39, 55 and 74 converge on Bloomington-Normal, as well as US Route 51 and State Route 9. The City of Bloomington, incorporated in 1856, is a home rule unit of government under the 1970 Illinois Constitution. The City is governed by a City Council elected on a non-partisan basis composed of nine Council members and a Mayor. Bloomington is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the economy is diverse and well-balanced.


About the Position – Duties and Requirements   

The Senior Budget Manager reports directly to the Finance Director and is a member of the Finance Department Leadership team and serves as a consistent role model for the Finance Department Mission, Vision and Values. This position will be responsible for developing, analyzing, recommending and monitoring work related to the City budget in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and state and local law. This position will compile, plan, review and monitor both the operating and capital budgets. The Senior Budget Manager participates in long term financial and capital planning, policy and procedure development and supervises the Budget Analyst who will assist in the execution of duties as related to this position.  The Senior Budget Manager will be able to think critically, be proactive in problem identification and have a continuous quality improvement mindset.  This position will make recommendations and generate city policy and procedure related to the budget according to applicable guidance and industry best practices.  

Qualified individuals will be expected:

  • To have a strong background in government accounting, including experience with GASB, budget preparation and management. 
  • Minimum of three years progressively responsible professional finance experience, including supervisory experience in a local public agency.
  • Knowledge of Tyler Munis Software, Sequel Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and strong technical skills in Excel a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field is required, Master’s degree and/or CPA is preferred. 

Compensation and Benefits    
The City offers a salary range of $72,341 - $90,426. Appointment salary DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance. The City also offers paid vacation, holidays and personal days and sick time.  

Selection Process   
Candidates should apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates shall occur on June 26, 2017. 

For Questions Contact: 
Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or 
Mysi DeSantis, HR Generalist, GovHR USA at (847) 380-3169 or

The City of Bloomington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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