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24 May 2021


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:

Responsible for performing advanced technical analysis to solve business problems using advanced methods. Provides information that may inform the district on key decision-making for priorities and project work cross functionally. Administers updates to procedures, improvements, and reporting within district wide systems and platforms.

Review, reconcile and monitor various grants, with a primary focus on State and Federal grants. Facilitate forecast and budget development with grant budget managers. Prepare monthly budget-to-actual variance reports and provide associated analysis to grant budget managers and to Grants Administration leadership. Perform complex budget and accounting functions, including journal entries, budget transfers, account reconciliations and account set-up. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and contract requirements. Position will work closely with grants teams and grantors to develop and maintain multi-year financial forecasts which senior management may rely upon to drive performance and make informed decisions. 

Researches, strategizes and applies analytical methods to solve complex problems. Directs and develops research methodology used. Analyze systems, programs, datasets and reports to enhance the efficacy of district programs, processes, procedures, goals and objectives. Create metrics, examine data, interpret findings and extract insights.

Improves data storage practices, in order to optimize extract, analysis and delivery of content. Manages data collection and input process into systems; defines and creates queries; ensures reporting needs are documented and meet overall district objectives.

Maintains proactive communication with key internal and external stakeholders; presents data and recommendations to practitioners, partners and district stakeholder in effort to reveal gaps and areas of improvement. Works closely with functional experts, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.

Provide financial analysis and reconcile financial data monthly, including researching and correcting discrepancies, for various grants; review budgets and provide analysis to grant managers and Grant Administration leadership.

Review, research, prepare, and submit journal entries and budget transfers to appropriately record financial data for assigned grants.

Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis of spending, including variances, available funds and future period forecasts to grant managers and Grants Administration leadership.

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

Create and adjust budgets and forecasts for grants, as needed. 

Create account numbers and set up all newly awarded, or revised, grant budgets in the district accounting system. Ensure that account numbers are assigned in accordance with state reporting and local management requirements.

Work with the General Accounting department to complete the annual grant fund balance roll forward and set-up.

Use a variety of computer systems to create reports, analyze spend, and formulate conclusions regarding the fiscal health of assigned grants.

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

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

A minimum of three (3) years of applicable work experience in budgeting, forecasting, modeling and analysis.

Experience in positions requiring attention to detail, multitasking, and working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Strong attention to detail.

Effective communication skills.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Work collaboratively with others on a team.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.

Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.  

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Knowledge of grants and grant planning/budgeting processes.

High level of Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets skills required.

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and budget preparation skills are required for the position.

Ability to effectively communicate various policies and procedures to school staff and department staff.

Ability to accurately perform detailed and complex analysis of data to detect and correct errors.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Master’s Degree preferred. 


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.  


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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