Finance Director / Budget Officer | City of Belvidere

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

The City of Belvidere Illinois is seeking an experienced, team-oriented, finance executive to serve as its next Finance Director and Budget Officer.

The Finance Director is the Chief Financial Officer of the City and is responsible for managing the finances of the City including budget preparation, tax levy, audit preperation, cash and debt management, investments, TIF management, and purchasing.  The position also oversees payroll administration and the general ledger of the City.  Grant writing and grant management are also important functions of this position.

The Finance Director is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council and is an integral part of the executive team.  The City of Belvidere is a home rule community that operates under the Mayor/Council form of government with 10 elected aldermen.  Located in Boone County, Illinois, the City of Belvidere is home to signficant commercial and industrial investments including the Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) assembly plant, General Mills food processing plant, Midwest Ice Cream processing plant, and several other manufacturing operations.  The community is served by excellent schools and offers a variety of outdoor activities through an extensive park system.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or a related field with at least seven years of increasingly responsbile public sector finance experience.  Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.  The next Finance Director must have strong communication skills, exhibit a high degree of inetgrity and have a demonstrated enthusiasm for working closely with elected and appointed officials.

The City of Belvidere offers a competitive compensation package with a staring salary of $75,000-$85,000 DOQ.  The City also offers a comprehensive benfit plan including health, dental and life insurance, and an optional 457 plan.  The City is a member of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

The City of Belvidere is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.  Reasonable accomodations are available upon request.

City of Belvidere


401 Whitney Blvd.
BelvidereIL  61008
United States

How to apply

Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional referenecs to:

or by mail:

City of Belvidere
Attn: Michael Drella
401 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008

City of Belvidere
Finance Director / Budget Officer
Belvidere, IL

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