Are you looking for a unique part-time leadership role in finance and accounting?

At the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of the communities in Zionsville and Whitestown, Indiana. Our team is at the forefront of library services, embracing modern technologies, creating innovative amenities, and delivering personalized, up-to-date programs. We foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and entertainment throughout our community. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Team members are assigned a “primary library location” to provide consistency for their day-to-day work life. There will be times that team members are asked to assist at their non-primary location or community events. This position’s assigned primary library location is at the Zionsville Library.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Finance Lead will play a crucial role in overseeing finance and accounting, risk management, and strategic planning that are essential to the library’s success. They will collaborate across departments of the organization, including finance, human resources, and general operations. This position requires a combination of organizational leadership, financial acumen, and a commitment to fostering a positive and collaborative environment. This position supervises our Bookeeper.

This part-time position works approximately 25-30 hours per week with a potential presence at special events.

KEY RESPONISBILITIES:

  • Financial Oversight
    • Provide leadership in supervising the bookkeeper, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial transactions.
    • Lead future financial planning efforts, aligning financial strategies with the library’s strategic goals.
    • Establish and maintain effective checks and balances in financial processes, ensuring accuracy, transparency, and compliance with financial regulations.
    • Develop and manage the library’s annual budget in collaboration with department heads and leadership; monitoring budget performance and providing regular updates.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Partner with leadership to define and communicate strategic vision and objectives to the organization.
    • Conduct financial analysis and forecasting tailored to the library’s programs and services.
    • Facilitate strategic planning sessions with stakeholders to identify long-term goals and initiatives aligned with the library’s community-focused mission.
  • Risk Management
    • Implement and maintain a comprehensive risk management program, considering the unique challenges and opportunities of the library.
    • Conduct risk assessments tailored to library operations and community engagement initiatives.
    • Collaborate with legal counsel to ensure compliance with regulations, addressing risks specific to the library’s role in the community.
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Engage with external stakeholders, including vendors, government agencies, and community partners.
    • Review, analyze, and approve contracts, leases, and maintenance agreements with a focus on optimizing library amenities and services.
    • Foster effective communication and collaboration between the organization’s departments.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Previous experience in accounting and financial management is required. Proficiency in financial systems (preferred experience with the State's Gateway System).
  • Previous experience working in a library or public service setting is preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain positive relationships with colleagues, leadership, vendors, partners, patrons, and community members.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to lead, influence, and implement change.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality requirements while working with sensitive information.
  • Ability to meet task and project deadlines by working efficiently, multi-tasking, and prioritizing assignments.
  • Strong technical proficiency, including proficiency in financial software, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Physical Demands: This position requires physical demands, including reading, writing, maintaining hand-eye coordination, standing, sitting, walking, bending, crawling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and lifting items weighing 15-20 pounds.