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29 Oct 2020


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $63,852 – $77,316

Essential Functions and Objectives:

In support of the District’s planning for and execution upon strategic initiatives, position supports district-wide capital planning & analysis as a member of the Financial Services Department. Position reports to the Director Financial Planning and Analysis. Supports the capital budget process for the District including budget development, monitoring, and communicating with key constituents. Position is entrusted with the preparation, consolidation, analysis and documentation of financial data used to: summarize, measure and evaluate status of district capital initiatives and budgets; identify and assess variances; and forecast financial results. Accordingly, position is to work closely with capital projects teams in order to develop and maintain multi-year and multi-fund financial forecasts which senior management and Board of Education may rely upon to drive performance and make informed decisions. Position supports Manager of FP&A in their analysis of district-wide financial performance.

– Will be expected to develop and maintain a rolling five-year capital budget forecast model including revenue and expenditures.

– Monitor and report on status of Capital Reserve Fund.

– Liaison with Facilities Management for the tracking capital projects against budget projections.

– Provide financial support to departments with Capital budgets, including the Transportation department.

– Support the Manager of FP&A in their reporting to oversight committees and other key constituents.

– Assist in the development and management of district-wide capital budgets including but not limited to developing amended budget presentations and resolutions for Board of Education as needed.

– Work products must be regarded as accurate, complete and timely.

– Identify and research financial status, anomalies, risks and solutions.

– Collaborative, team-oriented work with Financial Partner Network expected.

– Document process and procedures, implement process improvements and retain documentation as required.

– Import / export raw data from computer systems and organize into user friendly reports/forms.

– Use Microsoft Excel to build and maintain input driven, dynamic, and flexible financial models.

– Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– 3 years of experience in financial forecasting, modeling, budget analysis, or entity-wide accounting preferred.

– Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.

– Possess strong mathematical and analytic skills.

– Demonstrated proficiency with financial accounting software packages.

– High level of Microsoft Excel skills required.

– Experience and proficiency with other Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Access and PowerPoint).

– Knowledge of school district business and financial practices and procedures.

– Knowledge of capital planning processes.

– Knowledge of budgetary procedures and District budget categories.

– Proficient with bookkeeping and accounting software.

– Ability to safeguard confidential information.

– Ability to think clearly in stressful situations; a high stress tolerance required.

– Demonstrated creativity and flexibility in problem solving and project collaboration.

– Ability to be accurate and pay attention to details.

– Ideal candidate would be deadline-oriented and take ownership of their work products.

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field.

Other information:

The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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