Director of Accounting

Department/Agency of position: 
Denver International Airport
Location of position: 
Denver, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$93,286 - $149,258
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Job Description: 

The Finance division performs a diverse array of financial functions for this highly complex organization. Broadly, your responsibility will be to manage the accounting department which is responsible for administering revenue and expenses. This is an integral part of both the Finance Division and the airport, in it you will lead a team of accounting professional in daily accounting operations including revenue, expenditures, general ledger, and capital assets.•Directs the accounting division within a Denver International Airport. •Develops annual and multi-year work plans and strategies to meet business needs. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards to ensure success. •Communicates business and work area plans and goals to managers and/or supervisors to secure buy-in. Reviews, approves, and implements recommended changes to plans and leads the development of process and/or operational improvements. •Prioritizes and allocates resources to achieve strategies. Utilizes resources to develop or expand services and/or operation. Ensures resources are utilized appropriately and do not exceed the established budget without approval. •Creates and administers policies and integrates work group procedures across work areas for consistency. •Resolves sensitive, controversial issues by making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives. •Represents the division/department in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serves as the city representative with a variety of public, business, and community organizations. Fosters collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization. •Reviews and approves performance metrics established by supervisors/managers. Assists staff in the achievement of performance standards while identifying opportunities for continual improvement. •Resolves escalated employee or citizen complaints including long-term resolutions in problem areas. •Coaches, mentors, and challenges staff. Champions continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and new opportunities. Leads staff development initiatives that include training, development and succession planning. Establishes performance expectations and standards for all levels of employees to achieve or exceed performance metrics and prepare them for the future. •Develops and monitors the budget and oversees financial well-being by analyzing cost effectiveness. Directs cost control activities. •Performs other related duties as assigned. We are looking for a leader with superb business and political acumen, sound understanding of strategic business practices, is outcome oriented, has experience working with staff at all levels, and a proven track record of excellent performance within a very complex enterprise. We are also looking for an innovative thinker, with drive and ingenuity to help us achieve DEN's Strategic Plan objectives.

Our ideal candidate will have: •Bachelor's degree in Accounting •Five years of experience as a manager in Accounting •Experience in government accounting •Articulate, confident, poised and engaged.

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications: •Bachelor's Degree in a related field based on a specific position(s). •Five years of experience at the type and level of a Financial Manager. •Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience will serve as an equivalency to one year of education. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, eight years of relevant experience can be substituted. •A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of experience. •Possession of Certified Public Accountant