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Fiscal Officer

  • Elyria Public Library System
  • Elyria, OH
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Are you ready for the next step in your career?

We are excited to be partnering with Elyria Public Library System to help them find their next Fiscal Officer.

About the Opportunity

This is a dynamic finance and accounting leadership position that ensures that all financial operations comply with applicable laws and statutes of the State of Ohio, state auditing requirements, sound finance and accounting practices, and established policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees. The Fiscal Officer also serves as the trusted fiscal advisor to the Library’s Board of Trustees, administrative and department-level leadership teams, and the finance/audit committee. In addition to planning and providing oversight for a $5.7 million annual operating budget, the Fiscal Officer is a key driver of the newly established strategic goals that will help enable the Library to meet the evolving needs of its patrons and staff.

About the Elyria Public Library System

Founded in 1870, Elyria Public Library System is recognized locally and regionally for exceptional public service and provides a wide array of materials, programs, and services to Lorain County’s citizens. The library system is comprised of four branch locations [three of which were recently renovated] and two mobile outreach vehicles. The library enjoys strong financial support from the community. It passed a perpetual levy by a 60% margin in 2014.

Elyria Public Library System’s mission is to connect, engage, and inspire all with intellectual and creative opportunities.

About the Community

Elyria, Ohio is a city located in Lorain County, about 25 miles west of Cleveland. Home to nearly 54,000 people, Elyria offers a mix of small-town charm and urban amenities. From quaint shops and restaurants, outdoor recreation areas [such as the Lakeview Park & Beach and the Black River Reservation], to art galleries and cultural events, Elyria boasts something for everyone.


$75000 min.

Required Qualifications

 Five [5] years or more of finance/accounting experience; public sector experience is highly preferred.
 A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another relevant discipline is required.
Experience, knowledge, and skills in all aspects of financial management, including:
o Generally accepted accounting principles [GAAP]
o Budget administration and development
o Financial planning and analysis
o State auditing requirements
o Legal compliance
 Proficiency in the following core competencies:
o Communication
o Collaboration
o Organizational and community awareness
o Problem solving/solution-oriented
o Proactive/takes initiative

Desired Qualifications

Certified public accountant [CPA] or other related professional certification is preferred.

Employer Statement

EPLS is an EOE.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: [email protected]. No third-party candidates please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted On: Jul 10, 2023 / This posting expires: Oct 9, 2023