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Chief Financial Officer 
Executive Search

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is conducting a search for a Chief Financial Officer that displays high integrity, dynamic leadership, and community engagement.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for advising the superintendent and school board on the financial and budgetary matters of the district Ensures that proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable state, federal, and local laws and regulations. Provides strategic direction of all financial functions including accounting, budgeting, grants management, payroll, purchasing, risk management, and warehouse.  Act as the District’s liaison at statewide school finance committees.  Responsible for selected monitoring reports in support of the Superintendents’ Executive Limitations. Performs long and short-range planning, oversees special projects, and provides analyses to support bond and mill levy elections.


The ideal individual will be to handle these responsibilities:


  • Directs the preparation of the Annual Budget and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), while maintaining current knowledge of state and federal laws governing the control and distribution of school district finances.

  • Supervise, coach, develop, and evaluate activities of 40+ employees performing business/financial functions to include financial reporting, accounting, billing, payroll, budgeting, and other administrative duties.

  • Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and advisor on short-term and long-term financial objectives and policies.

  • Participates in planning, development, and implementation of capital budgets, including debt management and monitoring reports.

  • Manage banking relationships and direct the receipt and management of investment of District funds to insure proper and maximum returns.  Provide effective management of the assets of the district by promoting internal controls and ensuring proper insurance coverage.

  • Serves as district liaison for the district Finance and Audit Committee and the Spending Priorities subcommittee of the District Accountability Committee.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The required qualifications for the ideal individual are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field required.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of senior-level leadership experience in school business administration, finance, accounting, or related field. A leader in a Colorado public school system (preferred).

  • Must have a track record of success; efficiently and effectively leading over multiple financial entities in a district and be able to show the ability to bridge gaps where needed.

  • Must possess a "team player" mindset. 


Anticipated compensation: $136,192 - $170,000+ (DOE) + benefits

All interested individuals are invited to apply for the position below. 


For questions and/or further information, please contact:

Tim DeMers, Managing Partner, Frederick Andrews, at

Please submit your application by February 6, 2023.

For consideration, please apply here:
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Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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