Director of Finance/Budget

Director of Finance/Budget
City of Poquoson
 Poquoson, Virginia
Job Description

Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,000+, with market area of 40,000+) is seeking a Director of Finance/Budget. With its outstanding quality of life, Poquoson has been ranked one of the safest cities in Virginia and one of the “10 Perfect Suburbs in America” (CNBC). Poquoson is located on a peninsula in the Hampton Roads region, about an hour north of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Poquoson offers a peaceful lifestyle, friendly people, and amazing beauty. It is a unique way of life that embraces family, community, neighbor, and tradition – Poquoson is the place to be!

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Finance/Budget helps develop an all funds budget of $36 million. The four-member finance team delivers general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, sewer and solid waste utility billing, computer support services, the risk management program, and administers employee benefit programs. The new Director of Finance/Budget will select the next Assistant Finance Director to round out the team and provide leadership and support to an outstanding organization. Business hours are 8:30-4:30. Attendance at an occasional evening Council meeting may be necessary.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree with coursework in accounting, business or finance, or related field; a Certified Public Finance Officers certificate from GFOA or CPA designation is preferred but not required. Experience in governmental financial management or progressively responsible governmental accounting positions, or equivalent combination of education and experience is also required. The successful candidate will have an expertise level of basic computer programs, comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures, GASB standards, and principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government.

The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $105,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. The City also provides a comprehensive benefits package including participation in Virginia Retirement System, paid vacation and sick leave, life, disability, a 457 deferred compensation through MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), and TLC health insurance. Residency is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than December 1, 2021. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or (703) 923-8214.

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The City of Poquoson is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.