FRONT ROYAL – Beginning June 15, Jonathon C. Munch will take the helm as Warren County’s finance director, according to a county news release.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved Much's $121,287 annual salary.

He fills the void left by former Finance Director Andre Fletcher’s October resignation.

Munch states in the release that he is “very excited to have this opportunity to be part of the team at Warren County” and that he looks forward “to contributing to the success of Warren County in its mission of providing the best service to its citizens in an efficient and effective way.”

In Fauquier County, Munch served as the county’s and schools’ director of finance for the last seven years. There, the release states, he was "responsible for planning, implementing, and directing financial operations of the consolidated Finance Department, which includes financial reporting; planning and implementation of fiscal policy; oversight of debt portfolio and issuance of debt; and direction of preparation of budget and internal audit and pre-audit functions."

He was previously employed as an accountant by Prince William County for eight years.

The release adds that Munch is a certified public accountant, a certified public finance officer, a “Virginia Contracting Associate,” and a Virginia Government Finance Officers Association member.

Supervisors Chairman Walter Mabe stated in the release that the county is pleased to hire someone with Munch’s “knowledge, experience, and education.”

“Given his past experience in the business and local government worlds, he has shown that he is quite the capable individual. We are pleased that he is joining us from a larger locality, bringing a fresh perspective to our unique challenges,” Mabe stated.

County Administrator Doug Stanley stated in the release that the county is “very fortunate to have someone of Jon’s knowledge, background, and expertise joining its staff” and that he will “be a great fit.”

“The Finance Director position, and the responsibilities that come with it, are an extremely important and integral component of the leadership team,” Stanley stated.

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