SCHOOL BUDGET ANALYST - 29201

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
FINANCE
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $47,588-$57,105
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
 
Responsible for managing the business activities for a cohort of 3-4 schools. With minimal guidance and supervision and a high degree of autonomy, provides support by processing all financial transactions including payroll, procurement card, and requisitions. Strategizes with school leaders with regard to solutions surrounding Human Resources hiring and posting procedures and options. Completes monthly analysis and reconciliation in order to process entries and correct any errors (budget transfers, journal entries) as well as keep detailed records for all transactions in an organized and standard system. Consults with Financial Partners and school leaders regarding strategic decision making and financial planning.
- Works in a higher independent and autonomous environment.  Must be self-accountable and works with little direction and guidance. Collect, review, and process financial information and create necessary financial reports. Maintain all aspects of a school’s business transactions ensuring accurate and timely processing. Provide input to financial partners and administrators to aid in developing a complete and integrated budget that includes all funds available to the school.
- Provide oversight for the following financial and human resources processes: accounts payable/receivables, purchasing/receiving, pcard program, payroll, grants administration, posting positions, journal entries and ledger, and account reconciliations, while maintaining high levels of accuracy and integrity as well as following district and federal regulations.
- Analyze business operations, staffing requirements, financial commitments, and obligations in order to project future expenses and provide advice.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with financial services and other departments.
- Act to consistently ensure the accuracy, confidentiality and security of designated financial records with minimal supervision. Keep financial partner and/or school leaders informed of all exceptions, variances or violations to established rules.
- Provides guidance to school leaders and acts as liaison to the following district departments and/or functions on behalf of schools, providing broad direction as well as individual support and management:
Food and Nutrition Services
Technology Services
Transportation
Student Services
ECE/ELA/GT
- Demonstrate cost consciousness and fiscal responsibility while performing the duties of this position.
- Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
- Gain and update job knowledge to remain current and informed regarding policies and procedures within the District with little formal training by engaging many stakeholders and other opportunities for personal growth.
 
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
 
- Minimum of two years of experience in budgeting and accounting, utilizing automated systems.
- Skillful attention to accuracy and detail; possess mathematic aptitude and proficiency with budget tools.
- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and specialized accounting and budgeting software.
- Knowledge of basic accounting and mathematical operations required for the position.
- Ability to develop new processes and identify improvements.
- Ability to perform detailed calculations and stay focused on the project.
- Ability to travel to site locations as needed.
 
Education Requirements: 
 
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and 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.
 
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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