Finance Manager
The Waukegan Public Library is seeking a dedicated and experienced Finance Manager to join our team. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting the library’s mission by overseeing all aspects of finance operations. If you are an organized, service focused person with a passion for creating a positive and collaborative work environment, we encourage you to apply.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Finance Manager provides professional leadership for coordinating and managing all accounting and financial services for the library. These activities include accounts payable/receivable, preparing and managing the annual budget, monitoring investments, grants, Library Foundation, and other funding sources, financial reporting and records retention, ensuring practices follow all legal and ethical guidelines, and completing the annual audit. The Finance Manager attends all library board meetings, supervises the library’s Purchasing Coordinator, and is a key member of the Leadership Team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance. CPA license is desirable.
  • Three to five years of work experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or finance fields, or related equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in finance information systems and other relevant software applications, including QuickBooks, Excel, and online banking platforms.

Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000 DOQ. The Waukegan Public Library also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 95% employer paid health insurance, IMRF and optional 457 plan, life insurance, annual paid time off (4 weeks’ vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days), 8 paid holidays, and professional development opportunities.  In addition, Waukegan is conveniently located near expressways and public transportation, and boasts a beautiful lakefront, vibrant cultural and art events, local theater, and a supportive network of volunteer, non-profit, and corporate partners. The library is served by an invested and engaged Board of Trustees, and a dedicated staff who are embarking on a new strategic plan that encourages all to gather, discover, and grow.

If interested in this position, please read the full job description. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications or degrees to hr@waukeganpl.info Applications will be accepted until position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Waukegan Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and invites people of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

There are no other openings at this time. Please watch this page for future opportunities or send us your resume and cover letter to HR@waukeganpl.info  and we will be in touch should your experience, skills and abilities meet the criteria of future postings.

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