Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Petersburg
Location of position: 
Petersburg, VA
$85,453 - $140,741
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017
Job Description: 

Formally incorporated as a city in 1748, Petersburg is rich in history and character. It was once in the forefront of industry and commercial opportunity and the second largest city in Virginia. Today it stands as a transportation hub, rich in heritage, tourism and industrial sites.

The City is looking for a Chief Financial Officer who is both a manager and a leader while also having strong accounting and technical skills. He/she will be a partner and trusted advisor. The individual will be knowledgeable and confident and not afraid to speak truth to power—to tell those he/she reports to what they need to hear as opposed to what they want to hear.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer /Finance Director or Assistant. The individual is expected to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A CPA is highly desirable. CGFO certification is a plus. An in depth understanding of financial accounting is required and expertise in the application of technology to the financial function preferred. Experience in Virginia is a plus.

The pay range is $85,453 to $140,741 and the actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. To apply, e-mail your resume to by April 3rd. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or David Collier at (772) 260-1858. For more details, go to under “Executive Search / Active Recruitments.”