Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Loudoun County
Location of position: 
Leesburg, VA
$175,000 - $200,000
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
Job Description: 

Loudoun County, Virginia’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads the Department of Finance and Budget (DFB) and serves in an advisory capacity to the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors in all financial and budgetary matters. The CFO leads and plans various financial functions, including accounting, auditing, revenue administration, payroll, procurement, budgeting, and performance management.

The County has a Triple-A bond rating from all three rating agencies and an extensive capital plan in one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. The County has earned the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award and Excellence in Financial Reporting for over 25 years. The County has also received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from GFOA.

The CFO reports to the County Administrator and serves on the Administrator’s Executive Team and Leadership Team. Additionally, the CFO directs a team of senior managers within the DFB composed of the Deputy CFO and four Assistant Directors. This position is open as the former CFO is now an Assistant County Administrator.

Experience and Education

Minimum requirements are any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in public administration, public policy, accounting, finance, or a related field; seven (7) years of extensive professional experience in government or a comparable operation with multi-fund accounting, including five (5) years of supervisory experience; and considerable experience in the administration of an organizational budget and automated fiscal database management.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience with budget management (capital and operating) in a local government setting, debt management, forecasting long-range financial impacts of zoning and economic development, maintaining bond ratings and sound fiscal policies, and best practices in procurement. Leadership, strategy, and emotional intelligence are as important as technical skills. Experience working in a jurisdiction of comparable size and/or complexity is also preferred.


The expected hiring range for this position is $175,000 - $200,000, DOQ. A competitive total compensation package will consider the candidate's experience and expertise and will include an excellent benefits package of the following:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Disability Benefits
  • Leave Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Wellness, Education, and Other Benefits

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume (no photos on resume, please). Open until filled with the first review of applications on June 24, 2020.