Full-Time Finance Manager

The Barrington Area Library is looking for a full-time Finance Manager to oversee the fiscal operations and day-to-day finances of the Library and its $9 million budget. This individual provides financial direction and accountability for the Library’s capital through compliance with current regulations, policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting practices. The Finance Manager oversees and maintains accounts receivables, accounts payable, general ledger, bank reconciliation, investment accounts, and tax payments. This individual processes payroll, prepares financial statements, coordinates the annual budget, and oversees the annual audit.

About You:

  • You enjoy opportunities for collaboration and a service-oriented work culture.
  • You possess excellent judgement regarding financial matters, and the ability to perform mathematical functions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • You strive for accuracy and attention to every detail.
  • You possess strong organizational skills and are able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • You have the desire to build and sustain strong working relationships with a diverse and ambitious team of employees.

Requirements and Skills:
The best applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, or other related field, or equivalent work experience. At least five (5) or more years of relevant experience is preferred. Prior experience in governmental accounting is ideal. Knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting, cost control procedures, auditing practices, and generally accepted accounting principles is required. Knowledge of and skill with various software programs (financial software, Human Resources Information Systems and Microsoft Office tools) are beneficial.

Onsite/Remote Work Location:
Barrington Area Library; some work for this position may be done remotely.

Hours, Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position. The starting salary is $75,000 (negotiable). In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package that includes:

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (retirement, disability, and life)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Six weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays, vacation time, personal days, and sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

About the Library:
Our renovated, 21st century Library is a busy, friendly place that supports lifelong, active learning, and an appreciation for creativity and innovation. Customers of all ages and interests visit us, expecting to find excellent and informed service, programs and workshops that enrich and inspire, and spaces designed for private work and group collaboration.

To Apply:
Read the full job description and consider bringing your talents/skills to the Barrington Area Library’s Administrative team. Complete, save, and email the PDF application, along with a resume and cover letter describing your interest in working at our Library, to resume@balibrary.org.

The Barrington Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Librarian

The Barrington Area Library seeks an organized, friendly, and customer-focused individual to complete our Youth Services team. The Youth Services Assistant Librarian provides reference and reader’s advisory to customers, assists professional staff with programs, and performs a variety of activities essential to the daily operation of the department.

About the Department:
The Youth Services department is responsible for selecting and recommending materials for children from birth-eighth grade and their caregivers, as well as shaping services, experiences, and spaces that inspire curiosity and create young readers. The Youth Services space is a lively, interactive environment – we even have a slide! – that encourages discovery and hands-on learning through play.

About You:

  • You’re passionate about inspiring young readers and learners (and like to learn new things yourself).
  • You’re comfortable relating to kids of all ages and their caregivers.
  • You feel energized by collaborating with others to create new projects.
  • You enjoy helping people, including customers and co-workers.
  • You’re an active listener with a bottomless well of patience.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires completion of a bachelor’s degree. The successful candidate will have: direct experience working with children; service-related work experience; and a demonstrated history of strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, digital literacy, and customer service skills.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This position will be scheduled a minimum of 20 hours per week, including day, evening, and weekend shifts. Additional hours may be required on an as-needed basis. The salary is $20.87 per hour. This position includes participation in the IMRF retirement plan, and earns vacation, sick, and holiday benefits.

To Apply:
Please read the full job description, and complete, save, and e-mail the PDF application, along with a resume and cover letter describing your interest, to resume@balibrary.org.


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