Assistant Finance Director | Village of Lisle

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 and open until Sep 15, 2019.

Community & Position Summary

The Village of Lisle is seeking an innovative and progressive leader as our next Assistant Finance Director. This individual will direct and manage the accounting functions of the Finance Department and will supervise accounts payable, accounts receivable and utility billing personnel. The Assistant Finance Director is responsible for regimented financial reporting, preparation of the annual audit and budget, and continued efforts to improve efficiency and productivity. The Department consists of 5 total full time employees including finance director, assistant finance director, procurement services manager, utility billing clerk, accounting services clerk, and a part time accounting services clerk.


Lisle is a vibrant and dynamic community located in Chicago’s western suburbs with significant economic opportunity and a high quality of life. Called “The Arboretum Village,” the community is situated along the prestigious I-88 Corporate Corridor just 26 miles west of Chicago’s loop in DuPage County. Lisle has a nature-themed redeveloped downtown, and approximately 750 businesses located in a variety of business districts. It is home to many corporate headquarters including AST, Navistar, Molex, SunCoke, and AMITA Health, has beautiful neighborhoods, three full-service hotels, Benedictine University, a growing local/independent restaurant scene, extensive recreational opportunities including the West Suburban Sports Complex, and excellent schools all within just a short train ride to downtown Chicago. The community has a major commercial corridor along Ogden Avenue with access to the north/south and east/west tollways just minutes away.


The Village of Lisle has 86 full-time and 9 part-time employees. Village departments include the Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Development Services, Public Works and Police. We encourage our staff to bring their whole selves to work while respecting the need for work-life balance. We proudly allow for autonomy while conducting one’s work, while at the same time support one another in a team environment.


Key Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and ability to perform the essential functions of this position.


Technical Aptitude — possess the ability to develop and maintain effective internal controls. Be able to set standards of performance, productivity and initiative. Be an innovative and critical thinker that can bring a strategic approach to initiatives and processes. Be creative in solving problems, encouraging and empowering employees to find new and better ways to accomplish their work, while also applying, maintaining, and respecting the regulatory framework that guides the delivery of service.


Interpersonal Skills — embodies personal and professional integrity, gaining respect and the trust and confidence of co-workers. Promotes team spirit and good morale.


Communication — be able to provide and receive constructive criticism. Provide excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present financial data effectively in clear graphic formats to ensure understanding by a non-technical audience.


Approach to work – be a professional with strong leadership and team building qualities. Demonstrated ability to analyze processes, determine their future sustainability, and frame recommendations for modifications and improvements in processes. Applies a forward-looking perspective to the pursuit of service delivery improvements.


General assistance – A collaborative, team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and practice in modern management concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques.


Principal Responsibilities

Assists the Finance Director with the annual budget preparation including assisting departments with budget submissions, tracking changes during the budget process, and preparing supplementary reports.


Participates in key decisions regarding capital planning and development, long and short term revenue and expenditure strategies, other financial planning activities and financial policy development.


Supervises Department personnel; participates in the hiring of and recommends candidates for hire; provides instruction and training; plans, coordinates; assigns and reviews work; maintains standards; and evaluates performance. Assess professional development needs for personnel by providing growth opportunities and cross training.


Leads the annual financial statement audit process.


Prepares a variety of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports outlining and analyzing relevant financial data.


Maintains, examines, and reconciles general ledger activity; completes monthly journal entries, and is responsible for the month end close process.


Monitors revenue and expenditures on an ongoing basis with departments. Assists with revenue forecasting and provides analysis and budget related communications with Village departments as needed; assists with presenting complex technical information in a manner that is understandable and jargon-free.


Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs to enhance efficiencies; reviews with appropriate management; and implements improvements.


Assists with the administration and maintenance of the Village’s Enterprise Resource Planning software.


Implements, maintains, and updates financial policies, procedures, processes, and projections to reflect best management practices.


Serves as the Acting Finance Director in the absence of the Finance Director.





Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. CPA certification preferred. At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible financial management experience desired, public sector experience preferred.


Physical Demands

The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include regularly talking, hearing, traveling from place to place, handling objects, and reaching with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies that weigh up to 25 pounds as well as operate office machinery.


Ability to perform a variety of physical and mental skills including but not limited to standing or sitting for extended periods of time, reading and writing, preparing and presenting material in a formal setting, performing complex mathematical computations, making sound decisions and using good judgment and demonstrating intellectual and communication capabilities.



The Assistant Finance Director assists other staff members with special projects as needed. This job description is not intended to provide a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Assistant Finance Director. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Village of Lisle


925 Burlington Ave
LisleIL  60532
United States

How to apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply by Monday, September 16, 2019 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Please reference Assistant Finance Director in the subject line of your email. Applications will also be accepted through our website at: 

Village of Lisle
Assistant Finance Director
Lisle, IL

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