Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $59,355- $71,923
Essential Functions and Objectives:
This position will perform mid to advanced level accounting functions specific to the District’s financial operations with an emphasis on general ledger accounting and financial reporting. This role includes budget to actual analysis on various projects within the District; has a good understanding of accounting. In addition, this role may deal with transactions pertaining to day-to-day activities for the District. A Senior Accountant will perform analysis and reconciliations of balance sheet and bank accounts for the District and ensure accurate recording of transactions being recorded by journal entry initiated by many sources. This position plays a major role in the production of the CAFR and/or Single Audit.
- Collaboration with teams in the District to ensure accurate financial reporting for the District.
- Demonstrating Vision. Engaging in Effective Planning. Making Strategic Decisions. Promoting Innovation.
- Research and document recommendations on governmental accounting standards, new pronouncements and proposed accounting treatments, with an emphasis on GASB and generally accepting accounting principles.
- Delivering Results with Impact. Providing Strong Customer Service. Demonstrating Strong Skills & Expertise. Utilizing Resources Effectively. Driving Process Improvements.
- Participation CAFR and Single Audit for the District. Responsibilities include preparation and review of PBC items and footnote disclosures.
- Review analytics for capital related activity in all District Funds. This includes analysis that all assets meeting the District’s capital asset threshold is properly applied and accounted for appropriately.- Promoting Continuous Learning. Delivering High Performing Teams.Building a Culture of Positivity.
- Collaboration with payroll, benefits and operations management teams and customer service among departmental teams.
- Demonstrating Inclusion. Building Relationships. Driving Equity for Students.
- Establish and maintain procedures for accounting for assigned funds and projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- 5+ years’ experience in accounting.
- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, and recognizing and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy.
- Outstanding facilitation and communication skills, including ability to inspire others.
- Ability to communicate diplomatically, persuasively, effective oral, written and presentation skills.
- Ability to motivate and influence others.
- Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team.
- Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel.
- Experience in a governmental accounting setting ( school district accounting preferred).
- Experience in CAFR and/or Single Audit.
- Bachelor’s Degree
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 dpsk12.org.
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.