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8 Mar 2023


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

Job Description

Please apply directly to the DPS website:


Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Starting Salary Range: $69,362 – $80,441

Essential Functions and Objectives:

The Senior Financial Analyst on the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Team is a strategic thought partner who uses financial modeling, financial forecasting, and trend analysis to provide advice, guidance, and support to a portfolio of operational departments, performs strategic analysis related to department budgets, and directly supports department leaders in budget development and use of funds.  Responsible for performing advanced technical analysis to solve business problems using advanced Excel, Google Sheets, and related methods.  Part of supporting a portfolio of departments also means providing training and assistance to department heads and staff with budget management responsibilities, including budget development, monitoring, reporting and analysis.  The role manages revenue sources and considers all funding sources, including grants and bond funded capital projects.

Develops dynamic models that create scenarios based on assumptions that consider revenue and cost drivers and allow leaders to make informed decisions

Act as subject matter expert related to financial planning for specific functional areas of the district including preparing concise presentation materials for leadership

Assists in preparation of monthly department budget status reports; provides assistance to staff as needed to identify areas of concern.

Plan and manage grant funding in coordination with department grant manager including submission of grant billings and required compliance with grants including annual financial reporting.

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.

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 of department budgets, including identifying and researching variance analysis, risks and solutions and operational needs.

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

needs or changes.

Provide training to department clerical and administrative staff; teach them to prepare for Finance Office financial reviews, project year end balances, prepare journal entries, make budget transfers and properly administer grants and capital funding sources.

Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Three (3) years experience preferred in financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, and data analysis as well as research and evaluation skills utilizing automated systems.

Skilled in using Excel pivot tables, graphing, macros, formulas and linking; Experience with Google Sheets a plus.

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.

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.

Ability to communicate various policies and procedures to department staff.

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

Possess mathematical and reconciliation aptitude.

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

Ability to work with time constraints and deadlines.

Education Requirements:

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

Other information:

The Office of Finance 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 Office of Finance team includes Finance & Planning, Payroll Services, Financial Operations, Internal Audit, Accounting Operations, Enterprise Risk Management, and Enrollment & Campus Planning.  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.

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 approximately 90,000 students. 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.

How to Apply

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

Job expires in 20 days.

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