Finance Director | Village of Lake Zurich

Posted on Jun 14, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

The Village of Lake Zurich is seeking an individual to be part of a forward-thinking team that emphasizes strategic planning. The ideal candidate will desire to enrich  the community and its employees while achieving balance.  Are you our next TREASURE(R)?


Our Vision

Lake Zurich is THE premier community offering a quality way of life, a thriving diverse opportunity, and a commitment to fostering civic pride through community participation and ethical, professional governance.

Our Desired Candidate

Creative and Collaborative: We are not advocating for creative accounting, but the ability to recognize and adjust to dynamic revenue streams. The Finance Department partners with every Village department to generate ideas and implement financial strategies.

Communications Guru: Analysis is essential, and numbers don’t lie, but not everyone speaks Excel spreadsheet. An effective Finance Director translates dollars and cents into operations and resource effects.  A great Finance Director can illustrate changes and impacts in relevant ways to elected officials and department teams.

Sees the Big Picture: A productive Finance Director gets out of their office and learns about each department and function to guide future directives. Rather than merely reporting monetary results.  

High Sense of Ethics and Integrity: A deep commitment to honesty, fairness, professional and politically neutral government administration

Our Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in finance, accounting, public management or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

Eight or more years progressively responsible related experience in governmental accounting.

Two years as a Finance Director or equivalent level of authority.

Five or more years supervisory experience, or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CPA beneficial but not required.

Our Compensation

Starting base salary range for the position is $112,000 - $150,000 +/- DOQ. 

The Village offers a full range of benefits, including a flexible work schedule, generous paid time off benefits, IMRF, health and life insurance, supplemental vision and dental benefits, flexible spending accounts, 457 plans and a pony.

Village of Lake Zurich


70 East Main Street
Lake ZurichIL  60047
United States

How to apply

Our Selection Process

A select group of candidates with superior qualifications and mind-set will be invited for in-person interviews.

References will not be contacted until finalists have been selected.

Our Application Process

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and five professional references to  Inquiries can be directed Doug Gibson Human Resources Director at (847) 540-1692.


The Village of Lake Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Village of Lake Zurich
Finance Director
Lake Zurich, IL

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