Nov 19, 2019

Accounting Coordinator

$45,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • DSST Public Schools
  • Home Office - 3401 Quebec St., Ste. 2000, Denver, CO 80207
Full-time Accounting and Finance Data Evaluation and Analysis Education

Job Description

Accounting Coordinator

DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks an Accounting Coordinator to join one of the leading charter school organizations in the nation.  We serve 6-12th grade students across Denver and Aurora.  Our mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.


Overview of Position:

DSST Public Schools seeks extraordinary educators with a track-record of raising student achievement to join a team dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory program to a diverse population.  Our team is comprised of leaders who play an integral role in ensuring student success through supporting our school culture, developing authentic relationships with students, and using data to drive their daily practice.

The Accounting Coordinator will provide critical support to the Finance team in the DSST Home Office by supporting Accounts Payable, month-end and year-end closing processes, general ledger reconciliation, and financial reporting across all of DSST’s 15 schools, each Home Office Department, and all our of external vendors. The Accounting Coordinator role is a truly unique opportunity to work at an organization growing to at least 24 schools and a $185 million budget by 2026, and where you’ll be exposed to a diverse and evolving set of responsibilities, be provided with learning opportunities from some of the smartest education minds in Colorado, and have the chance to lead high impact projects that will build and develop valuable core skills for a financial career.

Essential functions:  

Accounts Payable (60%)

  • Process invoices and employee reimbursements twice a week
  • Process purchasing card transactions bi-monthly
  • Support vendors and school and Home Office staff by answering questions and providing support

General Accounting Duties (40%)

  • Assist in month-end process by performing bank reconciliations and general ledger clean-up
  • Update audit papers during year-end process
  • Assist the Senior Manager of Accounting with reporting needs


Job Requirements:  

DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement.

  • You have a passion for public education and want to use your business skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of 6,000 students and 700 staff members
  • You love working with Excel and have a high proficiency (vlookup and pivot table experience)
  • You’re eager to learn the inner workings of a rapidly growing charter school network and love operating in an all-hands-on deck work environment
  • You’re organized and can handle processing a large amount of data at a time
  • You welcome and give honest feedback for continuous improvement
  • You manage day to day tasks while also taking the time to understand the process behind what you’re doing
  • You build relationships quickly and pride yourself on being a responsive partner
  • You want to drive new processes, not just accept the ones already created


Classification: Exempt


Reports to: Senior Manager of Accounting



Commitment to Equity

  • We believe that if we actively commit to equitable and inclusive practices aligned to our mission and values, our students and staff will achieve at high levels.

Commitment to Continuous Growth

  • We believe that if we foster our own growth mindsets, our students and staff will develop a commitment to continuous improvement and thus maximize their potential.

Commitment to Healthy Team

  • We believe that if we commit to modeling and fostering healthy teams, our students and staff will achieve a collective success that surpasses that of the individuals

Drives to Results

  • We believe if we strategically develop systems and people with a driven sense of urgency and focus on results, our students and staff will achieve ambitious goals. 


Compensation and Benefits:

DSST Public Schools is committed to providing our staff with benefit offerings that empower each of our employees to make the choices that best meet their individualized and personal needs while also keeping cost in mind.

DSST Benefit highlights include: 

  • Medical Plans offered through Aetna
  • $0 employee cost option!
  • Annual Health Savings account (HSA) gift from DSST Public Schools
  • 2 Dental Plans options offered through Principal Dental Group and Vision through VSP
  • Employee Assistance and Counseling Support
  • 401 (k) retirement plan with 5% annual gift from DSST regardless of personal contribution
  • FMLA effective immediately (6 weeks paid, 6 weeks unpaid)
  • Access to additional discounts through our benefit partners exclusively for DSST staff 


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must lift and/or move items up to 30 pounds. The employee must have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Denver School of Science and Technology does not exclude participation in, deny benefits to or discriminate on the basis of, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. (Protected Classes).  

DSST Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate against a member of a Protected Class in admission or access to, or terms and conditions of employment, or in its programs and activities. DSST Public Schools shall operate as an equal opportunity employer and will provide and safeguard the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, hold and advance in employment within the district without discrimination. The District shall actively promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, aggressive, continuing affirmative action program.

Further, DSST Public Schools affirms the rights of all Protected Classes to be free from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and/or harassment.

DSST Public Schools shall inform students, parents, employees and the general public each school year that the educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by the district are offered without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The announcement shall also include the name/title, address and telephone number of the person designated to coordinate Title IX and Section 504 and ADA compliance activities.

Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources. 

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