City of Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Budget and Finance Director

 

The City of Du Quoin, a home rule community of over six thousand residents, is seeking a Budget and Finance Director.  Under the direction of the Mayor, the Commissioner of Finance and the City Council, the Budget and Finance Director is responsible for overseeing all of the financial activity and resources of the City of Du Quoin.  It is expected that the Budget and Finance Director will be responsible for the sources and uses of all funds including the budget development processes, budget oversight, budget analysis, short and long range forecasting, and capital planning.  The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the city’s financial functions and activities including the supervision and professional development of city staff.

 

The position requires a minimum of a BS/BA from an accredited institution with major course work in accounting, financial management, economics, business administration, and related fields.  Advanced graduate study, a CPA, or equivalent work experience and education are preferred.  Experience in municipal financial management and organization is beneficial.

 

Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with education, professional credentials or degrees, and work experience.  Applications and job descriptions are available at dq@duquoin.org or 618-542-3841.

 

General Duties:

 

Under the general direction of the Mayor, the Commissioner of Finance, and the City Council, the Budget and Finance Director is responsible for overseeing all financial resources and financial activities in the City of Du Quoin.  The Budget and Finance Director will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive accounting and reporting system, which is and includes the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  The specific duties of the Director include, but are not limited to, the functions and duties described herein.

 

Functions and Duties:

 

  1. Serves as the primary budgeting authority for the City, which includes developing a fund and departmental budgeting program for revenue classification and collection, and expense reporting and classification.
  2. Develops and, upon Council ratification, implements policies and procedures for the following functions: payroll and pension, compensation and benefits, accounts receivable, purchasing and accounts payable, cash flow management and investing, debt management, risk management, and information system management.
  3. Plans, coordinates and oversees the work of staff engaged in the accounting functions of billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, revenue accounting, grants accounting, and utility billing and collections.
  4. Develops and monitors performance specifications for services provided by independent vendors and utility providers (e.g. cable).
  5. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and procedures, and complies with the requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  6. Coordinates activities with all city departments regarding financial matters, policies, procedures and regulations.   

Position Qualifications:

 

The position requires a minimum of a BS/BA from an accredited institution with major course work in accounting, financial management, economics, business administration, and related fields.  Advanced graduate study, a CPA, or equivalent work experience and education are preferred.  Experience in municipal financial management and organization is beneficial.

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Welcome to the City of Du Quoin

Welcome to Du Quoin, Illinois. Famous for being the home of the annual Du Quoin State Fair, our city offers more than just extraordinary fairgrounds and events. Du Quoin is also a great place to work and raise a family, being rich in the kinds of traditions that build strong communities. Family-owned businesses passed down through generations, long-established houses of worship, and even our storied high school football tradition are still rallying points at the core of this community of more than 6,000 residents. Whether you’re a newcomer to Du Quoin, considering a move here, or just visiting, this site offers helpful information about City Government, the Chamber of Commerce, our business environment, tourism, infrastructure, education, and more. We encourage you to explore these pages to learn more, then contact us or come visit us in person.

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