Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Department/Agency of position: 
Stafford County
Location of position: 
Stafford, VA
$102,366 – $135,595 Negotiable
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Job Description: 

Stafford County, Virginia, has received AAA bond ratings from all three rating agencies. Along with a diverse population of 145,000, the County is ideally located on the Interstate 95 Corridor just 25 miles south of the Washington, DC Beltway and 50 miles north of Richmond. Stafford County invites résumés and applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The County of Stafford operates under the traditional Board-Administrator form of government where the seven-member Board appoints the County Administrator. The Chief Financial Officer is under the general supervision of the County Administrator and is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the County’s budgeting, capital improvement planning, long term financial planning, accounting, auditing, cash flow, capital financing, payroll, purchasing, risk management, records management, and related systems and staff. The County’s FY19 adopted budget includes funding for 911 full time employees and has an overall operating and capital budget of $577.3 million. Stafford County prides itself on citizen involvement, innovation and efficient use of municipal resources.

The Chief Financial Officer will perform complex professional and administrative work that will consist of planning and directing financial and accounting systems, information flow, administrative polices, and asset controls for efficiency and effectiveness, while developing comprehensive financial strategies, and devising and evaluating organization structures. Other crucial areas for the CFO will involve developing debt management policies and financial strategies, coordinating and analyzing intergovernmental financial matters, overseeing and supervising the preparation and maintenance of financial and accounting records and files.

Requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master's degree in public or business administration, finance, or a related field and a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in state or local government finance or accounting, including at least five (5) years’ of senior management level responsibilities. Prior experience working for a Virginia local government is highly recommend for this position. Preferred certifications include a CPA or a Certified Public Finance Officer “CPFO” certification from GFOA.

The hiring salary range is $102,366 – $135,595 and is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at The application deadline for the position is December 5, 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 Steve Miner at or 804-726-9748.

The County of Stafford is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).