Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
  • - Stewardship and Governance Team
  • Evansville, IN, USA
  • $15.16 to $22.74
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Full-time employee benefits


 Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Our Vision: Communities united through shared exploration and understanding.

Our Mission: We cultivate curiosity by creating wonder.


EVPL Central
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, IN 47713

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 Hours: Full-time

Must be available to work all public service hours; including evenings, weekends, and Sunday.

Start Date: Immediate

Full Time Employee Benefit Summary

Finance Specialist II

Role Description

My Work

I am an organizational accountability partner. I engage across the library system and library foundation to align our work with standard financial and accounting policies, procedures and practices, as well as statutory internal control requirements. I am a consultant for colleagues developing grants, securing sponsorships or any other activity requiring up‐to‐date financial information, I provide guidance and advisement. I am a systems developer and process improver. I increase efficiency and effectiveness by improving processes, recommending tools and developing systems. I must consistently continue my education to stay in compliance with changing laws and regulations to aid the library's success. I am an i‐dotter and t‐crosser. I ensure the highest level of accuracy in the recording and reporting of financial transactions, including compliance with rules, regulations and laws governing my work. I am a steward of the organizational and public trust. I adhere to professional and ethical standards in all my work.

My Role in a Learning Organization

I know that to a library user I am the library, whether I am on the job, riding a bus, or checking out at the grocery store. In my role as the Library, beyond my positional role:

I have a positive mental attitude and enthusiastic role

  • I have a positive mental attitude and enthusiasm for the work I do and as an organizational citizen
  • I display initiative to delight a customer with prudent but extraordinary customer service
  • I communicate with library users, colleagues, community members in an effective, enthusiastic and respectful manner
  • I am honest and act with integrity and respect
I have a team role
  • I work collaboratively and with respect with colleagues and other teams
  • I strive to have good organizational skills and work well under pressure
  • I am dependable and hardworking
I have a career development role
  • I am curious, and am willing to learn and develop new skills
I have an innovator and continuous improvement role
  • I strive to be innovative and work toward continuous improvement
  • I am self‐motivated and intuitive about the work I do
  • I make practical suggestions for workplace improvements
  • I show persistence in the work I do

My Positional Role

In cooperation with the Stewardship and Governance team and other colleagues, I will advance the Library's mission, vision, strategic priorities and brand by:

 Being a curious and engaged learner

  • Sharing my ideas
  • Designing and implementing comprehensive systems to manage auxiliary library organization(s) budgeting, transaction recording, reconciling and reporting
  • Managing auxiliary library organization(s) financial systems in collaboration with organizational leadership
  • Managing EVPL program and special fund accounts to ensure internal compliance of expenditures of funds are aligned with designated budgets, grants, projects, programs and purposes
  • Managing external project funds and ensuring financial accountability, and communicating account standards and compliance statuses are in alignment with external funding requirements
  • Providing professional consultation or instruction on municipal and or foundation financial processes and procedures to staff across the library system
  • Utilizing financial outputs to aid others in quantifying outcomes
  • Coordinating the financial information and records for grants, sponsorship, and external funding application requests and required reporting
  • Researching tools, resources and methods for continuous improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall financial systems and processes
  • Safe guarding assets and resources through adherence to internal controls
  • Providing transparency and consistent reporting of financial information
  • Supporting department functions such as receipting revenue, records and contract management, capital project debt management, and payroll processing and other miscellaneous functions
  • Actively leading or participating in group or individual projects as assigned
  • Employing critical thinking skills and good judgement to ascertain solutions and opportunities that improve the systems and processes of the Library
  • Participate in other special projects or duties as assigned

What I Need to Know to Be Successful

I will hold a Bachelor's degree in the Accounting or Finance fields, or a related field with considerable experience in accounting. I need to have moderate experience working with non‐ profit and philanthropic administrative finances.

I will have thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Fund Accounting guidelines and laws. 

I will possess strong organizational, planning, and active experimentation skills. I will be solution focused and outcome driven in problem solving tasks; decisive in determining remedies; deliberative in the execution of my work; and adaptable, accepting, receptive to and handle change well.

I need excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills for interacting with staff, members of various boards and committees, contractors and vendors.

I need reliable and timely transportation to and from work.

What I Need to Know About the Physical Requirements

My work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, lifting and repetitive motions, frequently requires reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Shhh is a four-letter word.  It is not in our vocabulary!

EVPL is an equal opportunity employer.


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