FINANCIAL PARTNER - 30067

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
FINANCE
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $63,339-$76,007
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
 
The Financial Partner supports a portfolio of financially high performing autonomous schools to provide excellent customer service by presenting relevant, accurate and timely financial data to decision makers at DPS and autonomous schools. Responsible for providing financial oversight and guidance to autonomous schools, ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Forecast the financial health and sustainability of schools through the use of financial modeling, ratios and analysis of financial statements.
 
- With a network of approximately 25 schools, the Financial Partner will be the main point of contact for all Finance-related questions and will also be a connection point for the school and other DPS departments.
- Provide guidance to charter school leaders and business managers on the appropriate use of the CDE chart of accounts for specific transactions.
- Ensure financial information provided for the CDE Data Pipeline is accurate and act as a liaison between the Office of the Controller at DPS and the charter school to address any questions or concerns that may arise during process.
- Participate in the review of new school applications to provide financial expertise in the decision-making process.
- Provide financial analysis of school budgets, quarterly reports, and financial audits to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and to identify potential risks or areas of concern.
- Use a variety of computer systems to create reports as needed to analyze financial information and formulate conclusions regarding the fiscal health of the assigned network of schools.
- Work with the Finance Manager and the Portfolio Management Team to notify schools of non-compliance or to discuss concerns around the financial health and sustainability of the school.
- Conduct meetings and on-site review of financial policies and information of schools during the renewal process.
- Document process and procedures, implement process improvements and retain documentation as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
 
- Five (5) years experience required 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 strong oral and written communication skills.
- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint).
- Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage and acceptable driving record for the past three years.
- Knowledge of basic accounting and mathematical operations required for the position.
- Ability to communicate various policies and procedures to school leaders and department stakeholders.
- Ability to perform detailed calculations and stay focused on the project.
- Possess aptitude for financial statement analysis.
- 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 experience. 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.   
 
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg 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. 
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