Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Albemarle County Springsted Waters Executive Recruitment
Location of position: 
Charlottesville, VA
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Job Description: 

Albemarle County, Virginia, settled just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia and known as the home of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of Finance.

The next Albemarle County Director of Finance will join a fiscally sound local government operation with the prestigious triple-AAA bond rating held since 2015 and 21 consecutive years of earning the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is an executive level professional position in the County Executive form of government wherein the responsibilities of Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue are performed by the Director of Finance. The Director serves both the local government and Albemarle County Public Schools and reports directly to the Deputy County Executive. The Director provides financial leadership, advice, and consultation that will shape the County for decades to come. Albemarle County provides full service operations in over 30 major areas and has a combined capital and operating budget of over $375 million for Fiscal Year 2017.

Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related field, with a master’s degree preferred. Strong candidates will possess a general knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, government accounting and financial reporting, property assessment and local taxation, purchasing and risk management. It is essential that candidates hold at least 10 years of progressively responsible related experience, including three (3) years in a supervisory or management position in a local government setting. Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer designations are desired. Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate the requisite depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.

The salary for the position is negotiable dependent upon candidate education and experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to, participation in Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses. Relocation expenses may be negotiated with the County and the successful candidate is expected to reside in or relocate to Albemarle County within a Board-negotiated period of time.

The application deadline for the position is January 3, 2018. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The County will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 804-726-9748.

Hiring for Albemarle County shall be accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status or disability unless otherwise permitted by County policy or applicable law. Applicants hired by the County must be citizens of the United States or legally authorized to work in the United States. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities if requested.