235 work days
Salary Range: $47,588-$57,105
Essential Functions and Objectives:
The Office of the Controller champions the District’s shared vision of Every Child Succeeds as a strategic partner for timely, accurate and complete financial reporting.
The objective of The Office of the Controller is to maintain fiscal controls and records by analyzing, tracking and reconciling financial information and preparing financial reports.
As a position within The Office of the Controller, this role will be cross-trained to perform other functions of the department (see Essential Functions section), and should possess the accounting skills required in order to become proficient and successful in those tasks.
This position will focus primarily on general accounting functions, dealing with transactions pertaining to all aspects of the day-to-day activities for the District. The person in this role will become proficient in many areas of public sector accounting, and has the opportunity to distinguish and advance themselves in a particular area of interest and expertise depending upon performance. This role performs analysis and reconciliations of balance sheet and bank accounts for the District and ensures accurate recording of transactions being recorded by journal entry initiated by many sources. This position plays a small role in the production of the CAFR and/or Single Audit, and that role can be increased by demonstrated proficiency and interest.
- Assist in the preparation of the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Single Audit, to include performing necessary procedures for year-end reporting and preparing audit schedules for assigned funds.
- Research and provide general customer service and explanations regarding complex or quantitative analysis to others related to accounts, ledgers, funds, and general accounting methodology.
- Perform accounting tasks pertaining to the debt issuance for capital projects as necessary.
- Reconcile District’s and schools’ bank accounts, balance sheet accounts and purchasing card program, including researching and correcting discrepancies between District records and other sources.
- Perform cash management tasks including cash flow forecasting, maintain investment records and distribute income to various funds.
- Establish and maintain procedures for accounting for assigned funds and projects.
- Reconcile capital outlay and perform accounting functions for capital projects.
- Review, research, and prepare original journal entries to record financial data in the general ledger and sub-ledgers as deemed necessary, including investments and wires; review journal entries submitted by other District departments, research and revise as necessary.
- Perform budget to actual reconciliation and analysis.
- Research and document recommendations on governmental accounting standards, new pronouncements and proposed accounting treatments.
- Support the Shared Vision and Core Values of the District.
- Perform other work as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Entry level (0) to three (3) years minimum experience in Accounting, CPA firm or Public Sector accounting setting.
- Strong knowledge of public sector accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Office packages.
- Ability to perform highly accurate, easily auditable work.
- Ability to meet strict deadlines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
- Ability to analyze, improve and document processes.
- Experience with Lawson Financials or other ERP system, preferred.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA Candidate preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
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.