Department Controller - Remote

Department Controller - Remote
State of Colorado Department of Revenue
 Lakewood, Colorado
Job Description

Financial Services is responsible for overseeing, managing and controlling the Department's finances. This work unit exists to maintain a controller environment to properly record financial information for the $13 billion of taxes and fees collected by the Department as well as provide budgetary control and support for expenditures exceeding $241 million. The unit also provides accounting services and information for tax refunds and distributions to taxpayers and various governmental agencies in excess of $1 billion. Fiscal year-end activities include computing material adjustments to the statewide financial statements in excess of $500 million to allow the State Controller to produce a Certified Annual Financial Report that complies with GAAP.

We're hiring a strategic, detailed and seasoned accountant to join our Financial Services Division as our Department Controller! Your experience with program management will ensure that DOR and the State have accurate and complete financial reporting. You will design, implement and monitor new and existing internal controls and DOR systems while making certain that proper controls exist and are maintained. You will review and analyze a variety of financial reports and collaborate with appropriate staff regarding findings. If you are ready to contribute to the success of DOR, then this job may be right for you!

Primary Duties:

Under the direction of the Department's Deputy Chief Financial Officer:

  • Oversees, directs, and controls the Department's accounting processes and systems including expenditure control and reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, revenue accounting, internal financial controls, and the general financial management of the Department.
  • Issues and enforces accounting policies, procedures, standards, internal controls, and practices necessary to carry out the financial affairs of the Department.
  • Implements and interprets the accounting policies of the State Controller's Office, Department of Treasury, and other relevant Department of Personnel and Administration agencies.
  • While the Department's business and tax systems are owned by the various business groups, it is expected that Accounting will review changes to current systems and the development of new systems to ensure that adequate internal controls and reporting functions are in place.
  • The State Controller has delegated the authority to execute, on behalf of the Department, contract option letters, task orders/change orders to the Director of Accounting. This position is delegated Appointing Authority status for Accounting employees.


  • Completed bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, which includes 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing.


  • Five years of professional accounting experience.


  • Additional accounting or auditing experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Current, valid licensure as a CPA from the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for the degree requirement and two years of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a large team
  • Current licensure as a CPA from the Colorado Board of Accountancy
  • Experience in governmental accounting
  • Knowledge of GASB statements

Deadline: 10/25
Post: 10/13
Unpost: 10/26
Contact: Lily Keenan, no phone,, not a member