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City of North Chicago, Assistant Comptroller

The City of North Chicago is seeking an Assistant Comptroller in the Comptroller’s Office.  The City of North Chicago, Illinois(population 30,038), a home-rule municipality, is located approximately 36 miles north of the Chicago “Loop.” Located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, North Chicago is the proud home to Naval Station Great Lakes, the only training command for United States Navy recruits and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center – the nation’s first fully integrated Veteran’s Affairs and Department of Defense entity.


  • Coordinates and monitors the accounting, disbursement, auditing, and administration of the City’s financial operations;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements procedures to increase productivity and efficiency of personnel;
  • Independently makes decisions regarding utility bills including but not limited to water shut-offs, granting extensions, crafting payment plans, etc.; develops and manages water shut-off work plan;
  • Assesses and recommends capital needs based on life-cycle estimates, and maintenance costs;
  • Supervises department staff, gives performance evaluations and progressive discipline, if necessary;
  • Prepares complex reports, studies, and correspondence, gives recommendations;
  • Implements appropriate correction action;
  • Participates in the design and implementation of new computerized accounting systems to improve the effectiveness of financial reporting;
  • Verifies quality of the work product to ensure accuracy of data;
  • Assists the Comptroller in the formulation, analysis, and monitoring of the annual budget;
  • Ensures the Budget versus Actual expenditure reports appropriately distributed;
  • Reviews each payroll prior to submission, paying special attention to payroll changes made by staff, to ensure accuracy, timeliness and conformity with company guidelines;
  • Collaborates with Human Resources in the preparation of workers compensation reports for insurance rates;
  • Leads all payroll related functions such as assesses and analyzes general ledger accounts for payroll and fringe benefits so that they are properly allocated. Reconciles these accounts;

Qualified candidates will have:

·   The incumbent must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities in order to successfully perform the essential functions:
-Knowledge of accounting competencies in three or more of the following areas:
-Accounts payable/receivable, payroll, asset administration, preparation of financial statements, budgets, or statistical /ratio reporting;
-Skill to keep the City in compliance with all reporting requirements;
-Bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, finance, or closely related field from an accredited college or university required. Must have 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting/financial and supervisory experience. Governmental accounting is preferred. Skill set preferred are excellent customer service skills, being team-oriented, and strong work ethic. Knowledge of Tax Increment Financing is a plus.

Salary range:  Salary $95,793.00 – $117,797 Annually +/- DOQ.  The City also has a very attractive benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), vacation, sick and personal leave.

Interested candidates can submit a resume with Assistant Comptroller in tagline to, or apply at

The City of North Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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