The Chief Financial Officer supports NIRPC’s regional planning mission by making sure the agency has the resources, tools, and financial controls necessary to administer its programs and provide responsive, responsible, and relatable service to the region. The position oversees all accounting, grant compliance functions, procurement and asset management. The Chief Financial Officer helps shape, prepare, and monitor the annual budget according to the values, goals, and mission of the agency, develops the annual cost allocation plan, and researches and optimizes employee benefits packages.
● Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. CPA desirable.
● 5 years minimum experience as a senior accountant, grants administrator, or financial officer in a small to medium size organization, with 7+ years’ total experience accounting and/or financial administration experience.
● Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance related issues.
● Experience and proficiency in government accounting and grants management.
● Continuous education on pertinent job related topics.
● Highly responsible and ethical, with good communication skills and team orientation.
● Strong customer service ethic and ability, both internal to NIRPC staff and external to vendors, consultants, organizational partners, and the public.
● Ability to mentor and develop staff, and the leadership skills to form a dynamic, unified, and customer service-oriented team.
COMPENSATION & SALARY:
● Compensation will be negotiated based on experience, education, certification, and proven competency.
● NIRPC has a competitive benefits package, including twelve paid holidays and a flexible work schedule.
APPLICATION & TIMEFRAME:
● To be considered for this position, please submit a carefully-written cover letter and resume to:
● If selected for further consideration, professional references may be required.
● The position will remain open until filled in order to find the candidate with the best fit among professional qualifications, experience, and suitability to NIRPC’s mission.
Northwest Indiana is growing, and the Chief Financial Officer at NIRPC helps enhance quality of life in the region through responsible stewardship of public funds.
Description:Oversees all accounting transactions and maintains the general ledger. Handles account receivable functions as well as some account payable functions. Prepares financial monthly reporting. Provides all accounting services for the LaPorte County Revolving loan fund including management plan development, loan processing, and loan repayments. Manages all federal, state, and local grants including financial oversight of NIRPC sub-recipients. Serves as a backup to the Chief Financial Officer in meetings. Provides all accounting services for two local government partner agencies and one nonprofit partner agency.
General understanding of accrual accounting as well as governmental accounting standards.
Understanding of State of Indiana mandated accounting requirements for governmental units.
Ability to work well with fellow employees, vendors, and customers including conflict resolution.
Analytical problem solving skills.
Computer proficiency, especially in the areas of Microsoft Office and financial accounting software (Accufund experience preferred).
Capability to multitask and manage time efficiently.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a four year college or university.
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Strong knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting, particularly GASB standards.
Strong ability to analyze and interpret financial records.
Ability to effectively plan, organize, and communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to prepare complex financial reports and evaluate complex financial systems.
Experience with governmental fund accounting preferred.
To be determined based on qualifications.
Email, mail or fax cover letter, resume and contact information for 2-3 references by July 28 to:
Working smartly to enhance the quality of life for nearly 800,000 people along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is seeking an enterprising individual to be the go-to data and trend analyst for this burgeoning region. This position is open due to a promotion within the agency, and is needed to ride regional data and analyze the population wave as NIRPC enters the next 50 years of its impactful history.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:
The Regional Planner/Policy Analyst serves as a data and trends resource to community partners outside the agency and to planning colleagues within it. Accountable as the agency’s go-to source for identifying and interpreting regional trends and making sense of aggregate information, the energetic person in this position will wrangle demographic, environmental justice, economic, housing, fiscal, and other data, including transportation performance measurement. The Regional Planner/Policy Analyst will be setting up a regional, open-source data clearinghouse and analyzing demographic, statistical and financial data, relating all of this to overall regional goals while developing insightful recommendations. With this arsenal of information at their fingertips, they’ll be engagingly presenting their findings based on solid analysis, and feeding that information into NIRPC’s planning products and into the NIRPC decision-making committee structure.
Bachelor’s degree is required in urban or regional planning, information science or a related field.
Master’s degree with at least two years of experience is desired, and AICP certification is preferred.
Minimum of two to three years of successful experience is sought, preferably with a regional or local government, in transportation and/or land use planning.
Demonstrated ability to prepare & give public presentations while making information clear and understandable.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in order to respond promptly to requests for information.
Ability to work effectively as a team member with strengths in written and verbal communications and a customer-oriented service ethic.
Knowledge of GIS software and skilled in the production of easily-understood and trend-setting graphs, charts, and infographics.
STARTING SALARY PARAMETERS:
$41,000 – $47,000, depending on qualifications. NIRPC has a competitive benefits package, including twelve paid holidays and a flexible work schedule.
APPLICATION & TIMEFRAME:
To be considered for this position, please submit a carefully-written cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to:
Application materials should be in NIRPC’s hands by July 31, 2017, though the position will remain open until filled in order to find the candidate with the best fit among professional qualifications, experience, and suitability to NIRPC’s mission.
Wondering about Northwest Indiana?
Called “the Affordable Shore” by the Chicago Tribune, Northwest Indiana combines an innovative spirit, beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, and proximity to Chicago and its amenities with commuter rail access that is undergoing major expansion and service enhancements.
Northwest Indiana’s 41 communities each has its own unique character, providing everything from vibrant downtown restaurant scenes to growing arts districts to simple, small town charm.
These communities provide Northwest Indiana with a rich but affordable quality of life, helped by a state constitution property tax cap, lower taxes than our Illinois neighbors, and lower housing costs overall within similar or better proximity to Chicago’s loop than many Illinois suburbs.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and coastal environs provide exceptional beaches, dunescapes, paddling opportunities, and access to 150 miles of paved trails linking greenways, parks, and other recreational amenities throughout the region.
The northwestern Indiana region is surging, and the Regional Planner/Policy Analyst will track and disseminate a wealth of information about it from a front-row seat.