Finance Assistant


Gail Borden Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
15 hours per week; 3 days per week, Mon – Fri between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (additional hours and/or schedule changes may be required around library board meeting dates or end-of-month reconciliation periods)
$17.28 per hour + prorated Personal Time and Floating Holiday time off benefits

Are you a "numbers" person? Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a part-time Finance Assistant to work onsite in the Finance Department at the Main Library location. The individual must be reliable, accurate, detail-oriented and be able to adapt to change quickly and positively.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash handling and account reconciliation
  • Preparing bank deposits including transport to the local bank
  • Assist with monthly board remittances and mailings
  • Financial data entry
  • Spreadsheet preparation
  • Setting up vendor accounts
  • Ordering and maintaining office supply inventory

Intermediate knowledge of Excel is required. Candidate must have good interpersonal skills to interact with all levels within the organization, as well as with vendors.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in accounting and/or business including cash reconciliation and purchasing functions
  • Must be proficient with internet use, Microsoft Word & Excel, adding machine use, and accurate data entry
  • Detail-minded with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must be a team-player with the ability to adapt to change to routines and workflows
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record (driving record history will be requested upon hire)

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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Application Contact: 
Gail Borden Public Library
Apply To: 
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin , IL 60120
Phone: 847-429-4598
Fax: 847-742-0485
42° 2' 32.8128" N, 88° 17' 16.8396" W