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McHenry County, IL - Assistant Finance Director / Senior Accountant

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Finance Director/Senior Accountant.

About McHenry County

Located in northeastern Illinois on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, McHenry County lies in the center of Chicago, Rockford, and Milwaukee.  Founded in 1836, McHenry County consists of 603.17 square miles of land and 7.64 square miles of water.  Recognized for its scenic beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities, McHenry County has 25,371 acres of conservation land with 17 dedicated state nature preserves, along with 33 sites open to the public offering exceptional opportunities to explore the scenery and view wildlife in its natural habitat.

The 2018 estimated population is 309,000 making it the sixth largest County in Illinois.  It is the most populous county in the United States without direct access to an interstate highway within its borders; though, in 2019, an Interchange Project will commence at Illinois Route 23 and Interstate 90–Jane Adams Tollway which will provide future thoroughfare access vital to the County’s growth.  

About McHenry County Government    

The County Board consists of a County Chairperson and four representatives elected from six districts.  In September 2018, the County Board voted to decrease the number of Board Members from 24 to 18 members effective with the 2022 election.  The day-to-day operations are managed by a professional County Administrator who has served in the position since 2005, and who oversees a full-service organization consisting of 1,150 employees in 27 different departments and offices.  In August 2017, the County Board approved a Strategic Plan which sets forth goals, objectives and action items through 2020.  Progress on the Strategic Plan is tracked and reported online. 

McHenry County’s financial condition is stable.  It is one of three counties in Illinois to have earned and maintained a AAA bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services.  Additionally, for its 2017 budget the County earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year.  Transparency is important to County leaders, and in 2017 the County implemented live video streaming of the County Board and Committee of the Whole meetings, which can be viewed from the County’s informative website.

About the Position   

The position reports to the Associate County Administrator-Finance and is located in the Finance Division which is part of the County Administrator’s office.  The position will be responsible for providing support in the following areas: analyzing accounting records, entering and reviewing entries, auditing completed entries, financial compliance, financial reporting, assisting with budget development, and supporting all aspects of the Finance Division.

Position Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of GASB and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices related to financial projections, forecasting, analysis and planning.
  • Experience with spreadsheets, formatting reports and financial management/ERP systems. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear communication for decision making.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at different levels with varying levels of financial knowledge.    
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or related field
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum of three years of local government experience.

Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered.

Compensation and Benefits    

The starting salary range is $80K-$100K, DOQ.  A comprehensive benefits package includes medical and dental insurance (also available to dependents), life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).  The County offers paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick leave.   

Selection Process   

Candidates should apply to with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates by the County will begin on Oct. 22. 

For questions contact:  Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-261-8366 or 

McHenry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Posted:Sep 21,2018

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