Rafael Morfin, an accountant who had spent the past seven years as Washington Post newsroom finance manager, where his duties included processing invoices and financially planning the future investments of the newsroom, died Oct. 27 at a hospice center in Aldie, Va. He was 61.

The cause was cancer, said his son, also named Rafael Morfin.

Mr. Morfin spent about 20 years working in newsroom finance for the Reuters wire service before joining The Post in 2009.

Rafael Morfin Rojas was born in Mexico City on Oct. 29, 1959. His father was an accountant, and his mother was a homemaker. He graduated in 1982 with an accounting degree from Escuela Bancaria y Comercial, a business school in Mexico City.

He joined Reuters in Mexico City and later worked for the company in Miami before transferring to the Washington office in 1999. He was a resident of Sterling, Va.

In addition to his son, of Lovettsville, Va., survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Maria Enciso; a daughter, Pilar Morfin of Richmond; a brother; and two sisters; and a grandson.

A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Rafael Morfin was 62. He was 61. The article has been corrected.