Job Title: Finance Manager
Department: Administration

Manage the fiscal operations and day-to-day finance operations by providing financial direction and accountability for the Library’s capital through compliance with current regulations, policies, procedures and generally accepted accounting practices of the Library’s $9 million budget.


  • Perform financial management for the Library including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, bank reconciliation, credit card accounts, investment accounts, and tax payments.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end financial and payroll statements, including transactions, reconciliations, and reports.
  • Verify, allocate, and post details of business transactions to appropriate funds and accounts; reconcile and balance funds and accounts.
  • Manage all cash-related activities including cash intake, petty cash, bank reconciliations, cash receipts, and deposit transactions.
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual working budget with the Executive Director.
  • Assist in preparation, with advice from legal counsel, of budget and levy ordinances and other ordinances, resolutions, and legal notices as needed.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, maintain payroll system, and report wages to Illinois Municipal Retirement system.
  • Perform data management of invoices, purchases, check preparation, and processing, using financial software.
  • Generate financial statements for the Library’s Board of Trustees and attend monthly Board meetings and Finance Committee meetings.
  • Monitor revenue and expenditures based on the Library’s annual operating budget.
  • Oversee the function of accounting for fixed assets and prepare reports for the purposes of the annual audit.
  • Monitors the insurance needs of the Library and coordinate renewal and corresponding coverage.
  • Maintain financial records and files as required by Local Records Management Act and GASB standards.
  • Collaborate with the Library’s leadership team on process improvements, internal controls, and financial procedures for the Library.
  • Serve on planning committees, attend Library meetings and outreach activities as requested.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience preferred in the accounting/finance field with direct responsibility for budgets, payroll, cash management, and other related activities.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting and auditing practices.
  • Working knowledge of automated financial software, Human Resources Information Systems, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent judgment regarding financial matters, and the ability to perform mathematical functions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting all deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, especially for high volume of documents that must meet regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools, especially Word and Excel, and electronic file management and publication.

Physical Requirements:

Standard office environment.

Onsite/Remote Work Location:

Some work may be done remotely with manager’s approval.

Travel Requirements:

Occasional travel in local community may be required.


Nothing in this job description restricts the rights of Barrington Area Library to supplement or otherwise modify the responsibilities and duties of this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or other needs to perform the essential functions of the position.

For consideration, submit a descriptive cover letter, your resume, and the PDF application to