JOB: Director of Finance – Rockford, IL

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    Stephanie Slade
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    Job Description

    The city of Rockford is seeking a progressive, creative public finance executive to serve as it’s next Finance Director. The third largest city in the state, Rockford is located in north central Illinois, 60 miles northwest of Chicago near the Illinois/Wisconsin state line. Rockford operates under a Mayor/Alderman form of government with a full time City Administrator. The current mayor is halfway through his second term and the city administrator has been with the city for 11 years. The current Finance Director is retiring after serving 37 years with the city. The City has a $241 million budget and 1135 employees of which two thirds are police, fire and public works. The Finance Department has 32 authorized positions and a $2.5 million budget. The next Finance Director will be an integral part of the executive management team participating in key decisions pertaining to economic development, long and short term revenue and expenditure strategies, budget development and administration, and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health of the city.

    Job Requirements

    Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, public policy, business or related field. A master’s degree in public policy, finance or business administration is highly desired. CPA or CPFM a plus. Candidates must have 7-10 years increasingly responsible experience in executive level financial administration in the public sector or in a field closely related to the public sector. The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in progressive fiscal management, with the ability to work closely with elected and appointed officials as well as with other department heads on the city’s financial strategies.

    To learn more about this opening, visit http://careers.govtjobs.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=9366&t731=202975&jb=8472569

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