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Lee County, Finance Officer

Job Title: Lee County Finance Officer                       Position Type:    Full-time                                            

Salary Range:  $75,000 – $85,000                                Classification:  Salaried/Exempt

Typical Schedule:  Mon – Fri; 8:00 – 4:30

Benefits:  Paid time off including vacation, sick leave, and 15 paid holidays; Health Insurance; Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IRMF) retirement pension. 

Lee County is looking for a Finance Director to plan, implement, manage and provide management oversight to the financial activities of the County.

The Finance Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a proper system of accounting, payroll, financial reporting, budgetary control and confirming financial compliance with Board Policy, State and federal laws and regulations, and county grants.  This position also serves as the Chief Deputy Treasurer.

On a day-to-day basis, the Finance Director will: 

  • Prepare financial reports for the County Board, County departments, federal and state agencies.
  • Ensure proper management and investment of the County’s funds.
  • Provide financial analysis in all phases of County planning.
  • Assist County Administrator in development and recommendation of business policies to the County Board.
  • Prepare agenda items and explanations for County Board, particularly in finance areas.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual budget.
  • Coordinate preparation of the annual audit.
  • Prepare annual tax levy.
  • Provide financial oversight of County grants, including payment processing, resolving audits, and monitoring of expenditures and compliance testing.
  • Provide consultation to the Claims Committee on procedures, policies, and claims approval; prepare claims reports for Board review/approval/ratification, as directed by the Board.
  • Supervise County Treasurer Deputies.
  • Oversee other Treasurer office processes, including:
    • Billing, collection and distribution of real estate taxes.
    • Billing and revenue receipting.
    • Accounts payable checks.
    • Payroll processing.
    • Account and bank reconciliations.
    • Prepare and file Federal and State payroll tax reports.
    • Train County staff in fiscal procedures.


Our ideal candidate will have:  

  • Financial management experience
  • Broad knowledge of accounting principles
  • High ethical standards of conduct
  • Thoroughness; attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven communication, organizational, public relation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the processes and results


Education and Experience:

  • Required: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business and 5 years of managerial experience.
  • Preferred education and experience: CPA or master’s degree in business, finance, or accounting; experience in fiscal administration and supervisory experience in a municipality of public accounting with an emphasis in servicing governmental clients


How to Apply: 

  • Visit to view a full job description.
  • Submit the completed job application on-line at, or in person at the Old Lee County Courthouse (2nd Floor, Treasurer’s Office), 112 E. Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021.
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Questions? Contact Paul Rudolphi, Lee County Treasurer at 815-288-4477

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