Chief Financial Officer

Application ends: November 30, 2022
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Job Description

Job Description:

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Principal advisor on financial management and fiscal stability practices for the District. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet.


Five (5) years experience with K-12 School District Central Office Administration, school finance administration, or other governmental agency experience preferred.

Ten (10) years experience managing a large finance department with emphasis in areas of project management, business operations, accounting/finance, and customer service required.

Advanced experience in organizational behavior and development, planning, school district management, educational policy, communications, governmental accounting, school finance, funding, and legal requirements preferred


Must have at least one of the following:

Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management or Public Administration


Mostly clean and comfortable.


Occasional lifting of 10 – 20 pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, stooping, walking, standing, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Direct supervision of up to 10 Administrative/Professional staff members; indirect supervision of over two hundred (200) technical and classified support staff.

Position Specific Information (if Applicable):

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet.
Plan for District financial elections based on financial projections and District needs.
Establish and analyze departmental benchmarks against comparable national and state school districts.
Oversee the preparation of variances for budget to actual expenditures and revenue, including the analysis and reporting of results to provide forecasts.
Serve as the Superintendent’s representative and coordinate meetings and business matters of the Fiscal Oversight Committee of the Board of Education.
Act as the District’s representative on statewide school finance committees. Review legislation that may affect the financial status of the District and make recommendations that will benefit the financial stability of the District.
Provide financial advice on the District benefits programs to be within the projected budget.
Direct and administer short and long term financial planning for the District to ensure long term stability, including financing through bonds, certificates of participation, etc.
Provide financial advice in collaboration with Human Resources to the Superintendent regarding compensation structures and salaries.
Provide leadership and direct supervision of Business Services Division Directors in implementing District-wide business and financial standards. Perform human resources functions including hiring, mentoring, training, grievance handling, performance evaluations, ensuring professional development, discipline, and terminations.
Direct and evaluate Business Services programs: Budget, Finance, Accounting Services, Strategic Sourcing, Payroll, Warehousing, Financial Systems and Enterprise operations (Nutrition, Childcare and Outdoor Ed Center). Develop and administer policies and procedures related to program effectiveness, including any needed recommendations for change, to the Superintendent and the Board of Education.
Lead, direct, and coordinate the preparation of budgets, financial statements, and related activity. Identify and take corrective action on problem areas found through financial analysis. Communicate condition of District’s budget and finances to the Superintendent, District Leadership, Board of Education and the community. Oversee preparation of state and District reports on all business and financial matters.
Collaborate with District Administrators and community stakeholders to align educational vision, BOE Core Values, and standards implementation with major financial objectives and fiscal management policies. Develop and implement business services which align with BOE Goals and Executive Limitations.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License – Colorado Dept of Transportation

Master’s Degree: Accounting (Required), Master’s Degree: Business Administration (Required), Master’s Degree: Financial Management (Required), Master’s Degree: Public Admin (Required)

Ability to articulate complex information to diverse audiences., Ability to work effectively in administrative team situations., Advanced oral and written communication and interpersonal skills., Knowledge of Integrated Financial Management Software Systems., Strategic and visionary skills with sound technical and analytical abilities., Strong leadership skills with group facilitation, planning, problem solving, & coaching.
Position Type:

Primary Location:
West Support Center

One Year Only (Yes or No):

Scheduled Hours Per Week:


Approx Scheduled Days Per Year:
(260 days indicates a year-round position. Time off [or Off-Track Days] are then granted based on the position. Any exceptions to the normal off-track time will be noted in the Additional Position Details section above, as scheduled work days.)

260 Work Days

Hiring Range: $150,000 – $185,000
All salary amounts listed above are based on a full-time (1.0) FTE. If applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated according to the assigned FTE.

This position is eligible for health, vision, dental, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), District paid and voluntary additional (supplemental) life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short and long-term disability, critical illness and accident voluntary insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), voluntary 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plan options. There is also a voluntary 403(b) savings plan with up to 4% District match for up to 5 years from date of hire.
Time Off Plans:
This position is eligible for Paid time off.