Finance Director, City of Poquoson, VA (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting 8/17/21
Salary Range: $85,000 – $105,000 annually

Job Description:

Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,150) is seeking an experienced Finance Director. 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. Reporting to the City Manager, the Finance Director oversees an FY2022 budget of $511,643 and is part of a four-member team that 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 Finance Director will select the next Assistant Finance Director to round out the team and provide leadership and support to an outstanding organization.


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 strongly preferred. Extensive 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.

Supplemental Information:
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 August 17, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in the brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214.