Finance Director | Village of North Riverside

Posted on Oct 5, 2021 and open until Oct 29, 2021.

North Riverside, Illinois (population 7,426).  The Village of North Riverside, Illinois is searching for a Finance Director to join our professional management team.  North Riverside, commonly referred to as “The Small Community with a Big Heart”, is a non-home rule community located 10 miles west of Chicago’s Downtown Loop in western Cook County.  Although the Village’s residential base is small, North Riverside is home to a vibrant and sizeable retail business district supported by multiple car dealerships, a warehouse membership club, the North Riverside Park Mall and several large retail shopping centers anchored by prominent national retailers and restaurants.  The Village has a total annual operating budget of approximately $30 million and is a full service community offering essential police, fire, recreation, public works and administrative services.   The Village has been awarded GFOA’s distinguished Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 36 consecutive years.

The ideal candidate is able to demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills and will have extensive experience in revenue forecasting, long-term financial and strategic planning, budget development, treasury management, pension administration, accounting and financial reporting and debt administration.  The Village is seeking an individual       

The Finance Director reports to the Village Administrator and oversees the daily operations of the Village’s accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and utility billing functions.  The Finance Department has 4 full time and 2 part-time employees. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or other related field
  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, public administration or other related field is preferred
  • CPA or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) is desired
  • At least five (5) years of progressive experience in municipal finance, with a minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • BS&A Financial management package is a plus


The salary range for this position is between $90,000 and $155,000 with starting salary commensurate with knowledge, skill and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package is offered. 

Village of North Riverside


2401 S. DesPlaines Avenue
North RiversideIL  60546
United States

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a completed application (available on our website) with a cover letter, resume and at least five professional references by email to or to:

Village of North Riverside

Sue Scarpiniti, Village Administrator

2401 S. DesPlaines Avenue

North Riverside, IL 60546

Position will remain open until filled with the initial review of applications beginning Monday, October 25, 2021.

Village of North Riverside
Finance Director
North Riverside, IL

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