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City of Staunton
Staunton, VA
Chief Financial Officer

Salary: $111,828.00 - $184,346.00 Annually

Location: Staunton, VA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Classification: Finance

Job Number: 00060

Job Description

Qualified candidates are asked to apply by August 24, 2022.

The City of Staunton, Virginia (est. pop. 25,750) is seeking a strategic and innovative leader to be its next Chief Financial Officer. Staunton serves as the county seat for Augusta County and provides most regional services within the area. Just two hours northwest of Washington, D.C., the City has a highly strategic location within Virginia’s Education and Technology Corridor.

Under the supervision of the City Manager and School Superintendent, the Chief Financial Officer has oversight of planning, organizing, and directing all financial and budgeting activities of the City and School Board. In this unique arrangement adopted in 2012, the CFO works directly with the City Manager, the Superintendent of Schools, and School Budget Director to prepare the annual budget. The CFO also has responsibility for capital projects planning and administration, debt management and administration, grant administration, audit completion and compliance, revenue analysis, utility revenue and rate analysis, investment management, purchasing, and accounting functions. This position speaks for the financial interests of the City as a key representative to regional agencies. The CFO will also have the opportunity to provide the fiscal support to assist in evaluating economic development opportunities, some of which are located downtown, or in areas considered brownfields.

The Finance Department has a 2023 budget of over $1 million and an authorized personnel complement of 11 FTEs. The department takes pride in managing the City’s finances in an efficient, ethical, and transparent manner. The CFO ensures compliance with all local ordinances, state and federal laws, and accounting regulations, and the timely and accurate preparation of City and Schools regulatory reporting.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $111,828 - $184,346 (effective October 1, 2022), based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, paid general leave, group life insurance, medical insurance, professional dues, and conference expenses. Relocation allowance provided.

Desired Qualifications

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or related field with extensive experience in local government or school budgets, preferably in the state of Virginia. Certified Public Accountant is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than August 24, 2022. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or by calling 703-923-8214.