Director of Finance and Budget

Director of Finance and Budget
Stafford County Public Schools
 Stafford County, Virginia
Job Description

Stafford County, Virginia, is ideally located along the Interstate 95 corridor just 40 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of Richmond. The picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains are within a two-hour drive to the west, while popular beaches are just a short drive east. The County has a diverse population of over 156,927 residents, as of the 2020 census, and is one of the fastest-growing counties in Virginia and the United States. Stafford has a wide variety of living choices, including waterfront, golf club communities, gated communities suburban, and country.

SCPS has a budget of $343 million, serving over 30,000 students, representing 110 countries and speak 91 languages and has over 4,300 contracted employees. The school division is currently comprised of 2 early childhood education centers, 17 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, and one alternative education center serving middle and high school.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Administration, the Director of Finance and Budget will ensure sound management of the accounting and budget functions of Stafford County Public Schools. The Director of Finance and Budget oversees the development, management, and coordination of the SCPS budget and fiscal policy, supervises the effective and timely preparation and production of financial information and communications, and provides day-to -day support and guidance related to operations within the Department of Financial Services. By aligning resources with SCPS goals and priorities through budget development and management, the Director of Finance and Budget will help ensure that SCPS meets its mission of inspiring and empowering all students to excel.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in accounting, business administration, or related field required; Minimum of five (5) years experience in financial/budget services, at least two (2) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity, and CPA certification is required. Master’s degree in a related field and prior successful experience in public school district business administration preferred. Substantial experience in comparable or highly related positions in school finance administration and leadership will be considered in lieu of any of the required credentials.

The pay band for this position is $94,560 - $170,208 with an anticipated starting salary range of $110,000 – $130,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume by visiting our website at This position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to resumes received by November 30, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or by calling 651-968-7841 or Anne Lewis at or by calling 703-923-8214.

Stafford County Schools, VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer