Finance Director -- Poquoson, Virginia

  • City of Poquoson, Virginia
  • Poquoson, Virginia
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Management
  • Salary: 85000 USD
  • Salary Top: 100000
  • Apply By: Oct 13, 2022


Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,150, with market area of 40,000+) is seeking a 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 and offers a peaceful lifestyle, friendly people, and amazing beauty.

Job Description

Reporting to the City Manager, the Finance Director oversees an FY2023 budget of $516,954 and is part of a four-member team to deliver general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, sewer and solid waste utility billing, computer support services, the risk management program, and administer employee benefit programs. The Finance Director works closely with the City Manager to develop an annual budget around five identified strategic focus areas: public education, public safety, quality of life, quality of services, and fiscal stability. The City maintains excellent credit ratings of Aa2 and Aaa, earned in part due to the City’s historically strong financial management.

Job Requirements

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. Local government experience in Virginia is desired but not required.

Special Instructions

The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $100,000, 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.

Additional Information

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 October 13, 2022. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or (703) 923-8214.

For more information about the City of Poquoson, please visit:  and

The City of Poquoson is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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