Finance Director

Finance Director
Madison County Administration Department
 Madison, Virginia
Job Description

The County of Madison, Virginia, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance. Madison County is a rural community of 13,300 residents located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. Madison is known for its beautiful scenery and outdoor activities that wait your arrival. Madison County is home to the first Presidential Retreat known as Hoovers Camp and has many renowned hiking trails such as White Oak Falls and Old Rag. The ideal candidate will enjoy the rural nature of the County as well as the family type work atmosphere.

The County operates with a $64,655,594 annual gross operating budget (including schools) and a total general government staff of 95 full-time employees. Under limited supervision, the individual selected will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the County Finance office. These tasks include all aspects of governmental accounting, budgeting and monitoring, together with financial management and planning.

Additional duties shall include human resources and management of grant funding and activities. In the absence of the County Administrator, the individual selected will assume increased responsibilities for all County operations.

This position requires extensive knowledge of local government operations, as well as direct experience in local government finance. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Public Administration, or a related field. CPA is
preferred. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in local government finance. Experience with Tyler Munis software is desired.

Additional information may be found at

The anticipated hiring range is $85,000-$95,000 plus benefits, depending on qualifications. This position will remain open until filled, with consideration of applications beginning on April 27, 2022.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, a County application form (located on website at, a detailed resume outlining career accomplishments, and a minimum of 3 professional references to


The position will serve as Madison County’s chief financial officer and involves technical and complex professional and administrative work performing administrative and financial functions, including maintaining the County’s financial and accounting systems, records and files, and verifying accounts for accuracy; responsibility for accounts payable, payroll and benefits administration; supporting the County’s budget process and ongoing updates; and
providing up-to-date reports to management and department heads on spending relative to approved budgets.

This employment opportunity is a full-time position that is eligible for VRS retirement, employee health insurance (currently Local Choice-Blue Cross/Blue Shield) benefits, and holiday and vacation/sick paid time off. The current Madison County Personnel Policy is available on the County web site. The hiring rate will depend upon the qualifications of the individual selected but is anticipated to be in the $85,000-$95,000/yr range.

Applicants are to provide materials listed in the advertisement to Human Resource Generalist, Tillie Strother; P.O. Box 705; Madison, VA 22727 or to Resumes (and limited additional relevant documentation) are encouraged and will be accepted but will not be considered a substitute for a completed County application form. General inquiries by the applicant via telephone or in person are discouraged.

The County will give preference to applicants that have appropriate experience and good people skills. Applicants should clearly articulate the specific certification credentials they currently possess in the application package. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of apparent

All applicants are expected to be qualified with applicable experience and certifications and possess a valid driver’s license. All applicants must be able to pass a background investigation.