Assistant Finance Director | Village of Orland Park

Posted on Jun 21, 2024

The Village of Orland Park, a dynamic, progressive community seeks an Assistant Finance Director who, under general direction, can perform work of considerable difficulty in assisting the Finance Director with administration of the Village’s financial functions. 

The Village Orland Park is a premier community located 30 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop with a residential population of nearly 60,000, and is the commercial and retail hub of the Chicago south suburban region. Orland Park continues its wave of growth and prosperity from a historic, rural community to a dynamic corporate and commercial center.  Additional information, including the Village’s annual budget documents, CAFRs and PAFRs, can be found on the Village’s website at

The Assistant Finance Director assists in planning, organizing and directing the various functions of the Finance Department, including but not limited to, playing a key role in the development of the Village’s annual budget, leading the annual financial statement audit process, and directly overseeing the functions of payroll, accounting, bank reconciliation and accounts payable. In addition, the Assistant Finance Director provides indirect oversight of the cashiering, risk management and water billing processes. Other functions of the Finance Department that the Assistant Finance Director periodically participates in include contract management, purchasing, pension fund tracking, reporting and cash management. The Assistant Finance Director provides  high level support to the Finance Director on an "as needed" basis, performs research, drafts correspondence, and manages programs as assigned. This position will respond to complex citizen inquiries as needed and coordinate department actions/responses. The Assistant Finance Director participates in issues, projects and programs, requiring inter-departmental cooperation or high-level response to residents or community groups.

The Assistant Finance Director will serve as Acting Finance Director in the absence of the Finance Director and must demonstrate the values of integrity, communication, teamwork, professionalism, and quality of life. A commitment to the principles, practices and implementation of HPO concepts are also key components of the position. The Village is in the process of implementing Tyler Munis Financials, and will be implementing Tyler’s EnerGov and Human Capital Management in the near future. The Finance Department is also assisting with a meter conversion program, and will be converting Utility Billing to the Tyler Munis system in the near future as well.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.  A CPA designation is preferred.  The position also requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably in a community of comparable complexity.  Strong knowledge of municipal finance practices, including GASB principles and accounting practices are required. This position is responsible for the creation of the Village’s GFOA CAFR, PAFR and Budget Award documents and therefore must have extensive familiarity with the requirements of these award programs. Familiarity with enterprise financial management systems is a must and extremely strong Microsoft Excel skills are required.

The ideal candidate will have high standards of performance, productivity and initiative, will take a strategic approach to innovation and process evaluation and will consistently embrace the philosophy of continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will also have supervisory skills that promote team spirit and enhance the department’s service delivery. The ideal candidate must have well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex numerical data effectively in clear graphic formats to ensure understanding by a non-technical audience.

The salary range for this position is $100,607 - $140,850, depending on qualifications and experience. 

The Village of Orland Park offers a comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program.  Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to voluntarily participate in a 457(b) plan through Nationwide.  The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

Village of Orland Park


United States

How to apply

The recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled.  All interested candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting our career portal at

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