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24 Jun 2021


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

Job Description

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Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $68,683 – $83,116


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives. 


Manage the Accounts Payable department to ensure all payments are paid accurately and in a timely manner.

Manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.

Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility.

Solve problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

Establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure the achievement plan is attainable.

Analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.

Work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges. 

Collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct training, present findings & materials and other deliverables.

Improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.  

Provide leadership for the design, development and implementation of streamlined processes and best practices for the Accounts Payable Department.

Responsible for oversight of the AP processes, procedures and team, including but not limited to compliance with purchasing policies, payment terms and exception management.

Develop and monitor metrics, reporting and the performance of the AP department.

Provide staff with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems (dispute management).

Ensure accurate financial reporting.

Vendor file maintenance for accuracy of 1099 reporting and coordination of filing process with the IRS.

Manage the vendor statement reconciliation process, vendor terms and aging.

Manage month-end and Year-end close cycles. 

Manage weekly pay cycles

Collaborate with schools and departments to ensure they are updated on current practices.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Minimum of seven (7) years Accounts Payable experience. 

Minimum of three (3) years of management experience. 

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.

Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner.

Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources.

Ability to motivate and influence others.

Ability to effectively lead a team.

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.

Detailed and accurate knowledge of current organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards, preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills and management capabilities, preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to make decisions without supervision and determine the tasks, priorities, or goals of projects, preferred.

Ability to accept a high level of responsibility for the work outcomes and results of other employees, preferred.

Ability to resolve conflicts, negotiate with others handling complaints, settle disputes and resolve grievances and conflicts, preferred.    

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree is preferred but experience will be considered in lieu of education.


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.


Additional Information:


Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

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– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  


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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