Village of Homewood JOB POSTING for Finance Assistant Finance Department

A diverse community of nearly 20,000 residents located 25 miles south of Chicago, the Village of Homewood offers miles of tree-lined streets through pedestrian and cyclist-friendly neighborhoods that all connect to thriving business districts. Homewood’s award-winning downtown is recognized by numerous national and regional news outlets because of its active and lively environment. A variety of
outdoor festivals throughout the year, including one of the area’s longest running farmers’ market, bring residents together and showcase the Homewood business community to visitors. Continuous brickpaved sidewalks and active public spaces create endless opportunities for social interaction as well as one-of-a-kind shopping and dining.

The Village of Homewood is a well-managed and well-governed community that provides effective, efficient and timely municipal services to its residents, stakeholders and customers. The Village also provides a well-resourced and stable place of employment for its employees. The Finance Assistant directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the customer service
division within the Finance Department overseeing water billing, business licenses, vehicles licenses, accounts payable and liens. The position also provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Finance Department. The Finance Assistant is responsible for ensuring customer service excellence and high quality productivity and efficiency in the customer service division. The Finance Assistant works closely with the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director. This multi-tiered position is unique in that the position not only supervises staff, but it also serves as backup for the operational process under their supervisory authority. The position also supports financial and accounting functions of the Finance Department including those financial processes and systems
associated with the general fund and water fund. The successful candidate will have an Associate’s Degree in the field of either accounting, business, finance, public administration, management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required. Applicants must have excellent cognitive skills, along with well-established verbal and written communication, and customer service skills. Applicants must have experience in public finance administration, finance department operations, including supervisory experience. Successful candidates must also be well-versed in utilizing various office-type software including MS Office Suite and other database management and/or enterprise software. The salary range for the position is $63,978 to $81,984 depending on qualifications, education and experience. The Village’s excellent employee benefits package includes medical insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension participation, ICMA-RC retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, and
holiday time. Only emailed packets (Village application, cover letter and resume) will be accepted. To apply, combine
submittal documents and email a “single PDF file” to Napoleon Haney, Assistant Village Manager nhaney@homewoodil.gov by Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The application and job description and can be downloaded by visiting www.homesweethomewood.com and entering “Employment” into the -Search Homewood- box.

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