Finance Director | City of Wilmington

Posted on Aug 10, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

The City of Wilmington, IL seeks an experienced, team-oriented, and community-focused leader to serve as our next Finance Director.  Wilmington is located in southern Will County, 50 miles southwest of the City of Chicago and 15 miles south of Joliet, IL.  Nestled along historic Route 66 and bisected by the Kankakee River, the City of Wilmington combines all the best aspects of rural and suburban living. With a population of just under 6,000, spread out over 9.36 square miles, Wilmington boasts numerous outdoor recreation areas, a fantastic school district, a vibrant and diverse business sector with a historic downtown filled with specialty and antique shops, and plenty of space to support the industrial growth that is flooding the area.  Local events are planned year-round and there are organizations and activities to fit a variety of interests. 

Reporting to the City Administrator, the Finance Director oversees and manages all financial affairs and activities of the municipality including: 

  • Professional accounting, preparing monthly financial reports, reconciling bank statements, budget preparation and forecasting, auditing, debt management and administration, financial planning, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, risk management, pension administration, and human resource functions.
  • Performs all Treasurer’s duties as required by State statute including annual tax levy.

The Finance Department currently operates with staffing of two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

The successful candidate will be able to build and improve processes to deliver exceptional customer service. As a key member of the City’s leadership team, the new director will offer an established record of teamwork in public finance, a reputation for building and maintaining strong relationships in the community, developing and maintaining credibility, trust, and cooperation in the department, the community, and with other local, county and state organizations. Candidates must possess in-depth knowledge and experience in the management of finance departments including program development, budget planning, oversight, and personnel management with a strong commitment toward personnel development, training, and mentoring.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or some other closely related field of study.
  • A Master’s degree and/or certification as a CPA, CIMT, or CPFO is desirable but not required.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial services, investment, budget development, government, non-profit finance, or other closely related experience is ideal.
  • A thorough understanding of the principles and practices of financial management and accounting 
  • Government-related finance, accounting, and/or budget experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of municipal budgeting, municipal tax levy and treasury management, fund accounting, internal control procedures, revenue forecasting, and related computer applications is preferred
  • TIF experience

City of Wilmington


1165 S Water Street
Wilmington0  60481
United States

How to apply

The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000 depending on qualifications. The City also offers an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, wellness program, IMRF, vacation leave, paid holiday and personal time, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and basic and optional life insurance. Interested applicants should submit a completed resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by the first application review date of Friday, August 19, 2022, to  However, applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

To view the complete position description, please visit the City’s website at  

City of Wilmington
Finance Director
Wilmington, 0

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