Stafford Selects Finance Director

Stafford County Administrator Randal Vosburg announces the selection of Randy Helwig as the County’s next Finance Director. Helwig has worked in the Finance Department of Stafford County government for 10 years, serving most recently as Finance Controller. He also brings 28 years of private sector experience to his new position.  

“Randy possesses the professional skills and existing work relationships that will streamline his transition to director,” said Vosburg. “Finance is a vital department, central to everything Stafford does for the community daily, and Randy will provide much-needed continuity with his leadership."

 “Stafford County has changed tremendously over my 10 years with the County, and our work in Finance has expanded exponentially," stated Helwig. "I am confident my skills and work experience with the department will help me lead my staff as the county’s population continues to grow."

After 28 years in the private sector, Helwig started in the public sector working for PRTC before joining Stafford County in March of 2013.  He began his career as a general accountant with Stafford and was promoted to Accounting Manager before becoming Finance Controller in 2016.

During his tenure at Stafford, Helwig became a member of the Governmental Officers Finance Association (GFOA) and the Virginia chapter (VGFOA).  He completed the Virginia Government Finance Officers Certificate Program in 2018, which requires courses in various government finance disciplines, including debt management, grants, risk management, cash management, budgeting, Financial Statement preparation, Internal Controls, Human Resources, Virginia Government and Law and Advanced Governmental Accounting.

Helwig graduated from Lynchburg College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He lives in Spotsylvania County with his wife, Heidi. They have two grown daughters, Sarah and Laura, and a grandson, Colton.