Jane Le Clainche, Director of Finance
Ms. Le Clainche has held the position of Finance Director since 1999. She is charged with managing the accounting, investment, budget, debt and long-term financial planning functions for the Town. She also oversees the functions of the Purchasing Division. She serves on the Town of Palm Beach Retirement Board. Ms. Le Clainche provides support for the Town’s Investment Advisory Committee and the Employees’ Retirement Board.
Under her leadership, the Town has attained awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for budget and financial statement presentation and the purchasing division has received the Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
Her prior positions include 10 years of service as Comptroller and Collection Director for the City of Kankakee, Illinois, where she supervised billing, collection, accounting and budgeting. She served in the private sector as an assistant vice president and business manager for a major automobile dealership in Chicago, Illinois where her duties included banking relationships, financial proposals for major acquisitions, budget forecasts, and insurance negotiations.
Ms. Le Clainche earned her Master of Management degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the Government Finance officers Association (GFOA) and is active in the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. She serves on the Florida Municipal Investment Trust Investment Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the Town of Palm Beach United Way Allocation Committee.