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Village of Huntley, Director of Finance

Director of Finance:

The Village of Huntley is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and experienced leader to serve as its next Director of Finance. The current Director is set to retire before the end of the 2nd quarter of 2024 after 30 years of public service, with the last 6 years at the Village. This is a unique opportunity to work along side the current Director of Finance for 6-12 months, and make a difference in an active and growing community.



General Duties:

The Director of Finance acts as Treasurer and reports to the Village Manager. The Director of Finance plans and administers the activities of the Finance Department which include responsibility for the Village’s financial planning and long term forecasting, budgeting, accounting/auditing, debt management, tax levy, revenue administration, treasury management, payroll, utility billing, collections and purchasing. The Finance Director is an integral part of the executive management team participating in capital planning, fiscal policy, collective bargaining and economic development.


Additional responsibilities of the Director of Finance include:


Leadership & Organization Direction:

  • Keeps Village Manager advised of the financial condition and future needs of the Village and develops financial plans necessary to forecast, estimate and monitor the financial condition of the Village to assure the Village’s fiscal well-being.
  • Engages departments in establishing/managing project plans, objectives and performance measures to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Participates in preparing departmental agenda and agenda materials and participates in discussions with the Village Manager, taking appropriate financial action as required.


Strategic Planning & Budget/Financial Administration:

  • Provides financial policy guidance for the development and review of budget requests and program proposals.
  • Works with departments to prepare the annual budget and is responsible for its administration after adoption.
  • Oversees budgetary execution and control and recommends or approves budgetary adjustments in keeping with the Village’s strategic direction.
  • Establishes and maintains internal control procedures to ensure that standard accounting procedures are followed.
  • Develops, recommends, and administers investment strategies for village funds, including operating reserves and pension fund assets, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Manages village-wide debt planning, issuance, and administration and makes recommendations to the Village Manager on the appropriate use of debt for capital financing.
  • Oversees the administration of the Police Pension fund.
  • Supervise the collection of taxes, fees and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.


Performance Management and Workforce Planning, Engagement & Development:

  • Selects, aligns, and integrates key performance data to track organizational performance consistent with the Village’s strategic goals.
  • Advises the Village Manager regarding financial and legislative matters, suggesting actions that should be taken for the betterment of the community.
  • Fosters an organizational culture of high performance and a motivated workforce to be more effective in communications while encouraging diverse ideas, cultures and thinking.
  • Manage and supervise Finance Department operations to achieve goals; plan and organize workloads and staff assignments.




Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in business, finance, accounting or closely related field
  • At least five years of senior leadership level financial management experience, at least three of which must be in a managerial capacity.
  • Master’s degree in accounting, business or public administration or CPA certification
  • Municipal or public sector financial management
  • Experience managing at a Department Head or Assistant Department Head Level




The current top of the salary range for this position is $167,000, with an expected starting salary between $140,000 -$155,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Village of Huntley offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan which includes generous contributions to medical, dental, life insurance and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund as well as paid vacation, personal, sick and holiday time.



To Apply:


Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an application online, including a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references at:


This position will be open until filled, with applications being considered as they are received. Finalists will be invited for on-site interviews. For additional information on this position, please contact Chrissy Hoover, Director of Human Resources, at or (847) 515-5231.


Post Offer Requirements: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, along with a criminal background check.


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