Deputy Finance Director | City of Urbana

Posted on Mar 10, 2023 and will remain open until filled.

The Deputy Finance Director plans, directs, and manages assigned municipal finance functions under administrative direction of the Human Resources & Finance Director / CFO. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. Directs and coordinates accounting, auditing, financial reporting, customer service, and parking enforcement functions. Performs complex, high-level technical work. This position may act as department head when the Human Resources & Finance Director/CFO is absent. This is an appointed position. Salary will be commensurate with experience; the typical starting salary range is $102,397.00 - $135,676.02 annually.

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The responsibilities listed below are illustrative of the duties and functions performed by this position. For a complete list of essential duties, please refer to the job description. 

Finance and Accounting

  • Provide oversight for the City’s day-to-day financial operations, working with the Financial Services Manager, who supervises Financial Services staff.
  • Review quarterly and other financial reports that are provided to the City Council.
  • Provide direction for the City’s annual audit and present annual audit to City Council.
  • Review and update fee schedule annually; present recommendations to City Council.
  • Prepare revenue forecasts for budget.
  • Review investment statements; prepare investment journals monthly; prepare related audit work papers.
  • Ensure compliance with all State and Federal laws regarding finances and accounting.
  • Provide oversight for maintenance of the chart of accounts and project ledger.
  • Maintain internal control policies and recommends change to internal controls.

Customer Service

  • Supervise customer service staff, who handle parking ticket payments, parking complaints, various licenses, and other tasks.
  • Review and post cash register deposits.
  • Handle general ledger imports/exports for online payments.
  • Resolve difficult customer complaints that cannot be resolved by front-line staff.


  • Serve as system administrator for the AIMS parking management system.
  • Manage MobileMeter system and application for parking meter payments.
  • Supervise Parking Enforcement staff, who are in the AFSCME bargaining unit.
  • Implement and maintain license plate recognition system for parking enforcement.
  • Prepare meter revenue audit.
  • Participate in long-term planning for the parking system.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or a related field AND
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in finance, accounting, or a related field, including three years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Knowledge of government finance, accounting, and budgeting; state and federal law pertaining to municipal finance operations; and supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • CPA, CPFO, or equivalent is preferred. 

Why Consider A Career At The City of Urbana?

Job satisfaction.  A generous benefits package.  A diverse, inclusive and supportive environment.  Opportunity for advancement. These are just a few of the many reasons to consider the City of Urbana as the next step in your career. The City of Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.

The Organization
The City of Urbana, founded in 1833 and the county seat of Champaign County, is a home-rule municipality situated in east central Illinois, approximately 135 miles south of Chicago and 45 miles west of the Indiana border. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state's flagship university, is located in both Urbana and Urbana's twin city of Champaign. Urbana's population is estimated at 38,336 and 11.9 square miles are within the City boundaries. The City is led by Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin and operates under the mayor-aldermanic form of government. On average, Urbana employs 260 full-time personnel. For more information about the City of Urbana, visit:

About the Urbana Community
Award-winning dining. Cutting-edge technology. World-class education. Gigabit-speed fiber network. Urbana is a city where artists, thinkers, and innovators thrive. And we’re just getting started! Urbana boasts a history built on innovation. From the famed Morrow Plots, a National Historic Landmark, to the groundbreaking research conducted every day on the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana embraces creative thinking and diversity to drive innovation and advancement. We’re connected to each other and the world thanks to an award-winning mass transit district, Amtrak rail, a regional airport, and three major interstates. Prefer to get around on two wheels? We are proud to be the first Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community in Illinois. Our West Urbana neighborhood has been named of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association, and together with our twin city Champaign, we’ve been recognized as the Greatest Food Town in the Midwest by Midwest Living Magazine, as well as an AARP Age-Friendly Community. Led by Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin, Urbana’s progressive values include civic engagement, celebrating entrepreneurs and innovators, smart growth, and transparent governance. Award-winning schools, outstanding parks, a mosaic of diverse and engaged neighborhoods, a robust array of businesses located throughout the city, and reliable public services committed to the best possible quality of life for residents serve to make Urbana a great place for all to thrive.

The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!
We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.

City of Urbana


400 S. Vine St.
UrbanaIL  61801
United States

How to apply

Apply online at Correspondence will be conducted by e-mail. The position will remain open until filled, but the first round of application review will take place after March 31, 2023. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by that date. 

City of Urbana
Deputy Finance Director
Urbana, IL

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