Accounting And Budget Analyst

Job Details

Accounting And Budget Analyst

Colorado Springs, Colorado



Direct Placement

Job Description

Accounting and Budget Analyst; designs and maintains financial records; summarizes, analyzes, or verifies such records; and/or controls and certifies expenditures and receipts.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Assists in coordinating the annual audit and preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Develops and modifies accounting procedures and supporting methods to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Board policy, administrative regulations, and state statute
  • Exercises a high degree of independent judgment and discretion in planning and coordinating internal audits of schools and departments in order to meet the fiscal accountability goals of the district
  • Maintains current knowledge of school district finance, accounting, and budget laws and regulations
  • Maintains knowledge of changes in governmental ac‐counting and financial reporting standards as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Maintains systems for recording, tracking, monitoring, and inventorying district assets
  • Monitors expenditures in all funds
  • Performs Internal Audits, as required, for schools and departments
  • Prepares necessary monthly and year-end general ledger journal entries
  • Provides spreadsheet, database, and word processing support to the business and finance offices
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining internal controls for the safety of funds being disbursed and receipted
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the main district operating account and preparing associated reconciling journal entries
  • Serves on various ad hoc committees representing the business office
  • Supports school and department staff through training and customer-service oriented assistance


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to create training materials, related documentation, and to train others
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems, including databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse back‐grounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of supportive tasks
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service for stakeholders
  • Ability to workdays, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with others and share knowledge in a team environment
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous de‐mands and set clear priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
  • Detail-oriented
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Fundamental understanding of bookkeeping and ac‐counting concepts
  • Interact efficiently with other departments and locations to resolve issues and document solutions
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices as applied to public school budgeting
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.


Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical de‐mands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.


Required Qualifications:


Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.) specifically within the field of Accounting 

3-5 Years Experience in Government Auditing, Accounting, or Budgeting

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Some Experience with an enterprise resource plan‐ning system (such as Workday, Oracle, PeopleSoft)
  • Some Experience working in or with education (K-12 or Higher Ed)


Hours: 40 hour week, 8 hour days (230 days Monday -Friday)

Pay: $60,000 plus depending on experience

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