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Village of Homewood, Assistant Finance Director

The Village of Homewood is seeking a highly skilled and dedicated individual to join our team as Assistant Finance Director. Under the administrative direction of the Finance Director, this position plays a crucial role in performing a variety of technical, management, and oversight functions for the finance department. If you have a strong background in finance and accounting, along with exceptional organizational and analytical skills, we invite you to apply for this position.


As the Assistant Finance Director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing various finance department functions. Your key responsibilities will include daily accounting operations, coordination of external auditing functions, assisting in the preparation of the annual budget, and administering employee benefits. Additionally, you will provide financial reports, process payroll, and serve as the IRMA insurance coordinator. You will also have the opportunity to participate in special projects and act as a backup for the Finance Supervisor.


To succeed in this role, you will need to perform the following essential job functions:

  • Oversee and process accounting transactions, including general ledger postings and internal transfers.
  • Assist in coordinating the annual audit, responding to auditor inquiries, and ensuring compliance with GFOA requirements.
  • Contribute to the annual budget creation process, including forecasting revenues and expenses, budgeting employee salaries and benefits, and engaging with the community.
  • Prepare financial reports for key stakeholders, process payroll, and maintain accurate payroll and time records.
  • Provide cost analysis during collective bargaining and offer project and fund analysis with recommendations.
  • Serve as the IRMA insurance coordinator and handle Village workers’ compensation insurance claims.
  • Support the Finance Director with special projects and act as a backup in their absence.
  • Maintain budgetary and fiscal records in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and accounting practices.


To be considered for this position, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree, CPA certification, and/or previous municipal experience are preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional municipal finance experience, including expertise in municipal fund accounting or equivalent private sector accounting experience.


Join our team and contribute to the financial well-being of our community. The position is full-time exempt with a starting salary range of $100,475 to $112,464. The Village’s excellent employee benefits package includes medical insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension participation, Mission Square retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, and holiday time.


Only emailed packets (application for employment and resume) will be accepted. To apply, email a completed packet to Tyler Hall, Assistant Village Manager, at  Applicant submittals should be a single PDF document titled only with first initial and last name. The application and recruitment advertisement can be downloaded by visiting  and entering “Employment” into the -Search – icon at the top right of the page. To be considered in the first review of applications, please submit your application packet by Monday, June 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The position will remain open until filled.


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