Director of Financial Services (CFO)- (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Roaring Fork School District - Glenwood Springs, CO3.9

Full-time$100,000 a year

The Roaring Fork School District is seeking applications for an experienced, self-directed, innovative leader to serve as the Director of Financial Services (CFO). The district serves a diverse student population of over 5,650 PreK-12th grade students. This position is responsible for providing leadership in aligning district financial priorities to the district’s strategic plan and mission to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.

This position oversees:

The effective and efficient delivery of financial services across the district, including the administration of and compliance with all related policies and state and federal laws

Short and long range financial planning

Management of food service, payroll, and finance teams

Annual budget development process

Ideal candidates will demonstrate significant skill and experience needed to:

Develop and implement the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of a high functioning finance department to ensure alignment of the budget to the priorities of the district’s strategic plan

Provide financial reports to and respond to inquiries from Board of Education, community, Colorado Department of Education, and others; and coordinate annual audits

Prepare and update enrollment projections by school

Implement a strong system of internal controls including policies, procedures, communication, training for staff, and periodic monitoring to ensure compliance

Engage in capital planning, including working with the Director of Facilities on the five-year capital improvement plan and working with the Chief Operating Officer on the ten-year facilities master plan

Create trust and work collaboratively in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment

Understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, governmental accounting practices, auditing and reporting, accounting and financial management practices, pertinent codes, laws and regulations

Manage and organize complex, multiphase processes and projects

Select, train, coach and evaluate personnel on payroll and finance teams

Develop and apply strategic plans, and employ data-driven analyses and decision-making

Participate as a team member while also exhibiting strong leadership skills

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of strategic plan

Apply top-notch interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking

Candidates should have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university (Certified Public Accountant preferred); a minimum of five years experience in developing and implementing large budgets; at least three years of administrative and supervisory responsibilities. Successful experience directing financial activities of a school system and previous experience in governmental accounting are preferred. Spanish bilingual preferred.

Position start date: August 1, 2019

Salary: $100,000+ depending on experience

Benefits: employer-paid health coverage for employee with opt-in family benefits including vision and dental care; retirement package under PERA; vacation and sick days; local employee discount programs (e.g., ski pass); access to employee housing options; Employee Assistance Program and other voluntary benefits

Work days: 252 per year (year-round Monday through Friday with time off for holidays and some school breaks including winter break and spring break)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $100,000.00 /year


  • Supervisor: 3 years (Required)
  • Accounting/Finance: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)