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Collinsville, IL - Finance Director

Collinsville, IL (population 25,838) The City of Collinsville is seeking an energetic, innovative and motivated individual to join its dynamic and talented executive team as the Chief Financial Officer.  The City of Collinsville is a full-service municipality located 12 miles east of St. Louis.   Its residents enjoy the lifestyle of a safe, affordable and family-oriented community while being just minutes away from the urban amenities of a world class metropolitan area.  Collinsville is known for its midwestern charm, its outstanding schools, its beautiful park system and its thriving local economy.

The City of Collinsville is a home-rule municipality that operates under the Council-Manager form of government. As such, the Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager. The City has a $55.7 million annual budget for the FY2018-19 fiscal year.  The City’s enviable financial condition is evidenced by its Aa3 rating by Moody’s Investor Services.  The Mayor and City Council highly value the work of the City Manager and his senior management team.

The Finance Department consists of 9 full-time staff including an Assistant Director who is currently serving as the Interim Finance Director. The Assistant has elected not to apply for the Director’s position. The Finance Department has a $900,000 annual operating budget and is responsible for all traditional financial accounting services including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and utility billing.  In addition, the Finance Department generates all financial reports, performs cash management duties, oversees compliance of federal and state regulations, prepares the City’s annual budget, manages investments, monitors grant compliance, etc.   

The Finance Director is an integral part of the executive management team. He or she will participate in key decisions regarding budget development, administration, economic development, capital planning, and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health of the City.

The following are key attributes that the City is seeking in its new Finance Director:

  •  Strong accounting and financial management skills along with the ability to provide strategic guidance to the City Manager and to the elected officials.
  •  A passion for public service and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex financial concepts and strategies in a manner that can be readily understood by individuals with little background in municipal finance
  •  A forward-looking perspective, constantly scanning the horizon to anticipate future problems while formulating potential solutions.
  • A strategic and entrepreneurial mindset with a demonstrated willingness to pursue new and creative methods that result in improved efficiency and enhanced customer service.
  •  A respected leader and strong supervisor that will encourage and nurture staff growth and development, while ensuring a high standard of performance by all department staff. 

 

The most attractive candidates for this position will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least seven (7) years of responsible financial management experience.  Public sector experience is important, but those with only private sector experience are still encouraged to apply.  
  • A BA degree in accounting, finance, public administration or some other related field. An MA degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or some other related field is preferred. A CPA designation is highly desirable.

The starting salary range for this position is $92,000 to $105,000 DOQ/E.  The City also offers an outstanding fringe benefits package including health insurance for the employee that is 100% paid by the City.  A relocation package will also be provided.  Residency within the corporate limits of Collinsville is preferred but not required.   The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates should apply no later than August 24, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to www.GovHRJobs.com to the attention of Mark R. Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.

Posted:Jul 25,2018

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