The City of Champaign seeks an experienced, innovative, and dynamic professional to serve as the Finance Director. The City of Champaign, a vibrant and diverse micro-urban community located in east Central Illinois, is proud to have one of the most consistently stable economic environments in the state of Illinois. Fiscal responsibility and sound financial practices resulted in Champaign’s AAA bond rating, the only municipality outside of the Chicago metropolitan area to hold this distinction. The City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 is $140.5 million.
Responsibilities of Position
The Finance Director plans and administers the activities of the Finance Department which includes responsibility for the City’s financial planning, budgeting, accounting/auditing, revenue administration, treasury management, payroll, collections, and purchasing activities. The Finance Director manages the City’s fiscal resources, recommends creative and efficient ways to meet an increasing demand for City services, and must personify the City values of Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field.
Five years of leadership level financial management experience in a comparably-sized municipality or organization, at least three of which must be in a managerial capacity.
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position will be considered.
Must be bondable.
Residency within the City of Champaign’s corporate limits is required within six months of appointment.
Master’s degree in accounting, business, or public administration, or certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
Municipal or public sector financial management.
Experience directing at a Department Head or Assistant Department Head level.
Additional Salary Information: The annual starting salary range is $123,059 - $144,596, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package. The position will remain open until filled.
Learn more and consider joining our team! Review the position profile and application instructions at champaignil.gov/FinanceDirector.
The City of Champaign operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council serve as the policy makers and legislative body, while the City Manager is the administrative head of the City's organization. The City has approximately 550 employees. Benefits include holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal leave, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a flexible spending program, a deferred compensation plan, and a Retirement Health Savings Plan.