Albemarle County Public Schools and GovernmentDeputy Director of Finance

Albemarle County Public Schools and Government

Deputy Director of Finance (3631)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleDeputy Director of Finance
Posting ID3631



This is a senior level professional position in the County Executive form of government wherein the responsibilities of Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue are performed by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Deputy Director of Finance reports directly to the CFO and oversees the day to day operations of the multiple divisions of the Finance Department which serves both the local government and Albemarle County Public Schools. The Deputy Director of Finance provides operational and financial leadership, advice, and consultation that will significantly impact the operations of the Finance Department and the County as a whole. 

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The Department


As the Deputy Director of Finance, the successful candidate will assume direct responsibilities for the day to day operations of the Finance department, leading a staff of over 60 employees who in aggregate possess a wide-array of professional experience and education. The Deputy Director is responsible for ensuring the difficult, varied, and complex tasks are performed in conformance with the policies and practices imposed by the CFO, the County Executive and the Board of Supervisors, consistent with governing local, state, and federal laws, and regulations promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Virginia Department of Taxation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Auditor of Public Accounts, and other oversight entities. The successful candidate for this position will be an inspiring leader who embraces team work, collaboration and the principles of high performance organizations.



Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Thorough knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices related to government accounting (GAAP, GASB) and reporting requirements; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices and regulating laws of modern pension funds, retirement plans and employee and general liability insurance administration; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees in the specialized field of accounting; ability to exercise strong leadership skills and HPO principles; ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning. Basic knowledge of principles and practices of real property assessment, and general knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws; basic knowledge of fiscal modeling and forecasting, risk management, and financial systems and business processes oversight.


Education and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, business, finance or related field is required and master's degree in public administration or business administration is preferred. General knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, government accounting and financial reporting, property assessment and local taxation, purchasing, risk management, and accounting is essential.


At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible related experience, to include supervisory or management experience preferably in a local government setting; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designations are desired.


Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts:  Conducts work in a sitting position; however, job requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping and light lifting. Requires frequent operation of a variety of office machines. Occasional air or motor transportation to attend meetings. Regular and frequent contacts made at all organization levels (internally and externally) for the purpose of achieving organization goals and mission, requiring interpretation of policy and committing the organization to a future course of action. Communication may: (a) not be cooperative but requires tact and discretion; and (b) reflect need to motivate, persuade or influence individuals or groups. Regular contact made with the highest appointed and elected officials or the most influential persons in the community. Communications often: (a) defend, justify, negotiate, and settle highly significant or sensitive issues; (b) require skills in diplomacy, persuasion, and negotiation; and (c) incorporate a developed sense of strategy and timing.

Compensation and Benefits

Full salary range $84,825-$138,461; Hiring range $84,825-$101,790 dependent upon candidate education and experience. Excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, health insurance options and Virginia Retirement System benefits. This is a full time, FLSA Exempt position. 


Performance Expectations

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the planning, organizing and direction of the operations and activities of the Finance Department;
  • Provides executive level leadership and direct supervision to the Finance Department’s Division Chiefs;
  • Provides advice and consultation to the CFO and department heads on fiscal matters;
  • Prepares or facilitates the preparation of a variety of periodic, special and required financial and statistical reports;
  • Interprets and presents financial/budgetary reports in a wide variety of internal staff and public meetings;
  • Advises the CFO and department heads on budgetary and complex financial matters;
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Office of Management and Budget;
  • Provides leadership for and oversight of general reassessment of all County real property;
  • Evaluates the County’s fiscal condition and assists in preparing long range financial forecasts;
  • Formulates general policies applicable to proper administration of local tax revenues and customer service delivery and works with the public to resolve complaints regarding financial and tax matters;
  • Oversees financial systems and business operations activities and develop long range plans to facilitate transitions to new technologies and software as needed to support changing business requirements;
  • Assists other departments with the development and implementation of business processes and financial systems;
  • Establishes and maintains all financial and accounting systems for the County;
  • Assist in designing long-term financial plans for capital improvement programs;
  • Assist in the preparation of annual comprehensive financial statements (CAFR);
  • Oversees the annual audit of the County;
  • Oversees debt management
  • Manages the investment of all County funds;
  • Performs a wide variety of related professional and administrative duties as assigned;

Key Attributes of Our Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness, and respect and is able to build and maintain trust with others
  • Is an approachable, communicator at levels, actively listens, maintains an open-door policy, provides opportunities for feedback
  • Demonstrates concern for employees and citizens
  • Fosters promotes a collaborative, positive, team-oriented work — both Internally with employees, other departments and schools; and externally partners and Stakeholders
  • Seeks and is receptive to feedback or input from others, utilizes information to motivate and implement change
  • Embraces high performing organization principles by encouraging continuous improvement
  • Fosters a culture of diversity within the workforce; respects and values the diversity of the community
  • Understands multiple functions within the Finance department, ability to provide support and guidance to the various divisions
  • Is guided in all things- personally and professionally- by a strong moral compass
  • Models professionalism and expects professional behavior from staff, yet also has a sense of humor
  • Is committed to transparency through disclosure, clarity, and accuracy in communications with stakeholders
  • Has a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the work and is not deterred by obstacles
  • Is flexible, but realistic, and can motivate others to achieve positive change
  • Prioritizes contributing to the success of others
  • Builds strong relationships within and outside the department, collaborates with others and for the good of the organization
  • Has demonstrated success and experience working in the public sector

How to Apply

Requirements: Submittal of cover letter, resume and County application is required. All applications will be processed through Albemarle County’s online application system at Please be advised that faxed and mailed applications will not be considered.


Deadline for Application: Until Filled



Contact Davra Miller, Human Resource Generalist

Phone: 434-296-5827 x3015; 



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year, depending on education, experience and internal equity

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/10/2019
End Date06/11/2019