Finance Manager

Skokie Public Library
Job Description

Full-time position

Are you an experienced accountant and finance manager interested in working for an award-winning public library? Do you work well with minimal supervision, communicate well with others, and possess excellent organization skills and an attention to detail? Bring your experience and expertise to Skokie Public Library as its next finance manager.

The finance manager will work under the supervision of the library director and alongside other administrative staff, including an accounts payable and purchasing clerk. The ideal candidate will have successful work experience managing the financial operations of a public library or similar public, tax-supported agency. Major areas of responsibility include supervising bi-weekly payroll, monitoring daily cash flow and fund balance, generating monthly financial reports, and managing the year-end closing. Other responsibilities include working with the director to project the library’s financial position and developing short-term and long-term plans. Excellent communication skills, the ability to remain positive and flexible, knowledge of relevant laws related to public library finances, and a demonstrated proficiency with Sage 50 or similar accounting software and Paylocity or similar payroll system are highly desired for this position.

If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan for 2016-2019 and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you. Learn more about our award-winning library.

We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to reflect our community through our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their families, and this is why Skokie Public Library offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage to eligible employees. We also have a great paid time off plan and a generous retirement plan.

Starting salary of $59,211 - $74,013 dependent on qualifications.

Application deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017.

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