Stafford Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Stafford County Administrator Frederick J. Presley announces the hiring of Jonathon C. Munch as the County’s next Chief Financial Officer. Munch comes to Stafford from Prince William County Government, where he is the Fiscal Reporting Manager. He has more than 24 years of experience in accounting and finance, with over 15 years of local government experience.

“Jon has a wide range of experience in local government, serving in positions ranging from Chief Accountant to Director of Finance,” Presley said. “The CFO position is integral to Stafford successfully achieving the goals of our Strategic Plan, and we are confident Jon’s skills will complement those efforts greatly.”

Stafford conducted a national search to fill the position after former Chief Financial Officer Alex Espinosa left the County for a position closer to his home. Munch’s first day of service as Chief Financial Officer will begin on May 17, 2021.

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the team of professionals at Stafford County, and to continue in public service with a locality exhibiting excellence in its fiscal management, as evidenced by its triple-AAA bond ratings and a history of achievement in budgeting and financial reporting,” said Jonathon Munch. “I look forward to using my experience and skills to help Stafford County build upon a strong foundation and move forward with its vision for the future.”

Prior to his current position at Prince William, Munch served as Finance Director for Warren County, Virginia; the Director of Finance for Fauquier County Government and Public Schools; and as the Chief Accountant and Senior Accountant for the Financial Reporting and Control division at Prince William County. In the private sector, he was a Senior Accountant for Collegiate Funding Services and Prison Fellowship Ministries, and an In-Charge Accountant for Hoffman, Fitzgerald & Snyder, P.C. He is also a former President and Executive Board Member for the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association.

Munch received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University. He is currently enrolled at Liberty University pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Public Finance Officer and a Virginia Contracting Associate.