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2 Jun 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: $68,000 – $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.

Trains and assists school leaders and school staff with budget management responsibilities, including budget development, monitoring, reporting and analysis. Assists in preparation of monthly school budget status reports; provides assistance to staff as needed to identify areas of concern. The Financial Partner performs strategic analysis related to school budgets, directly supports school leaders in budget development and use of funds and performs other special projects.

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.

  Educate school administration on the allocation of resources in the Student Based Budgeting (SBB) model. Provide insight as to how to equate student projections to budget estimates.

Provide guidance to school administrative staff in the implementation and management of a comprehensive financial model for a school. 

With an assigned network of approximately 25 schools, the Financial Partner will review and become familiar with the school-wide plan to educate school administrators.

Proactively identify additional sources of funding available to the schools such as grants and guide school administrative staff through application process.

Work with school and central administrative staff to increase community engagement with school budget process.

Partner with both the school’s assigned Instructional Superintendent and HR School Partner to create a leadership network.

Provide financial analysis of school budgets, including identifying and researching variance analysis, risks and solutions and operational needs.

Facilitate regular meetings with school clerical, administrative and central administration staff regarding the financial health of the school, as well as facilitate discussion on upcoming goals, spending needs or changes.

Provide training to school clerical and administrative staff; teach them to prepare for Budget Office financial reviews, project year end balances, prepare journal entries, make budget transfers and properly use petty cash accounts, pupil activity funds and procurement cards. 

Develop training content to be used in presentations to school staff during key


Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Five (5) years experience preferred in providing group and individual training to various employee populations. 

Five (5) years experience preferred in budgeting, accounting, and data analysis as well as research and evaluation skills utilizing automated systems (prefer experience in governmental accounting and budgeting environment). 

Skilled in using Excel pivot tables, graphing, macros, formulas and linking. 

Possess good oral and written communication skills. 

Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Suite. 

Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage and acceptable driving record for the past three years.

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 basic accounting and mathematical operations required for the position, preferred.

Ability to communicate various policies and procedures to school staff and department secretaries, preferred.

Ability to perform detailed calculations and stay focused on the project, preferred.

Possess mathematical and reconciliation aptitude, preferred.

Ability to pay attention to detail and work on multiple projects at one time, preferred.

Ability to work with time constraints and deadlines, preferred.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting or finance; or equivalent education or experience. 


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.


Please review the following links to see benefit information and Work Year Calendars including accrued time off. (Subject to change August 1st).


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

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