Finance Director (CFO)

Department/Agency of position: 
Roaring Fork School District Finance Department
Location of position: 
Glenwood Springs, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$100,000/yr
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
Job Description: 

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 timeline:

  • Application review begins: April 8, 2019
  • First round interviews tentatively scheduled: April 26, 2019
  • In-person auditions tentatively scheduled: May 9th and 10th, 2019
  • 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)