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City of Des Plaines, Assistant Director of Finance 

Assistant Director of Finance


Expected Starting Rate: Between $115,000 – $135,000 DOQ.  


Are you a public sector accounting or finance professional who wants to take the next step in your career? Do you thrive in an environment that works with numbers and people? Do you want to work for a highly-professional organization alongside a team of skilled, respected, results-driven professionals? Then keep reading!


The City of Des Plaines is a leader in government finance, demonstrated by its consistent awards for excellence in finance management and reporting. We are looking for the right person to join our team as an Assistant Director of Finance! Join us in making a meaningful impact on the financial management and future of Des Plaines. Apply today to take the next step in your career!


What you’ll do: 

  • Collaborate with the Director to develop and execute short and long-term work plans, manage resources, and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Assist the Director in identifying areas for improvement within the Department and formulating, implementing, and enforcing departmental procedures in line with City policies.
  • Responsible for oversight and review of the City’s payroll program.
  • Assist in the preparation, development, and presentation of the City’s annual budget and prepare the Finance Department’s annual budget.
  • Oversee the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, revenue and expenditure analysis, payroll management, and finance project administration.


We need someone who:

  • Has a 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university (Graduate degree preferred).
  • Has a minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or finance, with at least 3 years in a public sector organization.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles, internal control procedures, public finance, fiscal planning, and compliance with GAAFR, GAAP, and GASB standards.
  • Is proficient in preparing and analyzing complex financial reports, maintaining efficient financial systems, and effectively supervising staff.


Why Des Plaines?

Our community is vibrant, diverse and at the center of commerce and transportation.
Our organization is mission-driven, financially stable and professionally managed.
We offer a generous benefits package, IMRF pension, post-retirement health savings plan & deferred compensation plans.

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Deadline:  Open until filled.



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