Colorado Nonprofit Association

Finance Director

Who We Are

Education Commission of the States partners with education policy leaders nationwide to address issues by sharing resources and expertise. We are proud to serve both the people who develop and implement education policy and the students who directly benefit from effective policy change. Every day, we provide education leaders with unbiased information and opportunities for collaboration because informed policymakers create better education policy.

We have been named by The Nonprofit Times for seven consecutive years as one of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For. In the surveys conducted, Education Commission of the States’ employees expressed the strongest satisfaction in the categories of leadership and planning, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, pay and benefits, and overall engagement. We are an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package. Education Commission of the States provides an exciting intellectual environment, a collegial workplace, flexible hours and an organizational structure that encourages teamwork.

Who You Are

A Director of Finance at Education Commission of the States is responsible for managing and leading the organization’s Finance and Accounting team. Reporting to the ECS president and serving as a member of the leadership team, the Director of Finance serves as the expert on all fiscal and budgetary matters for the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead annual budget development and revisions for the organization.

• Lead budget development and reporting for grants and grantees/partners.

• Partner with the President/CEO on all aspects of the organization’s fiscal endeavors.

• Responsible for all finance and accounting policies and policy updates.

• Support Executive Management Team and Board of Directors with financial reports and projections.

• Actively manage all daily accounting and financial operations

• Review and signoff on all reconciliations and journal entries including benefits, payroll, cash, and miscellaneous accounts. Review and approve accounts payable EFT’s, and actively manage cash flow.

• Prepare accurate internal and external financial statements in a timely manner.

• Manage two staff accountants.

• Work with the company’s insurance brokers to update insurance and employee benefits on an annual basis and manage payments to vendors.

• Manage external banking relationships.

• Ensure proper accounting for all grants and subrecipient grants.

• Monitor and maintain appropriate internal controls.

• Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance.

• Oversee the annual financial audit, federal grant audit, retirement plan audit, and preparation of the Form 990 annual tax return.

• Act as the audit liaison, coordinating activities with its independent Auditor to ensure the annual audit is completed smoothly and in a timely manner.

• Performs other ECS duties as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

• Master’s of Business, Finance, or Accounting degree.

• Five to seven years of nonprofit financial management experience with budgets of $5 to $7 million per year.

• Experience with Abila MIP accounting.

• Experience managing federal and foundation grants and contracts.

• Proficient in use of digital software and technology, including databases, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Applying for the Position

Please send a resume and cover letter e-mail to Nicole Goff/ Please include “Finance Director” in the subject line.

All applications must be received by close of business Friday, October 13, 2023.

Education Commission of the States is an equal opportunity employer that believes in developing and supporting a diverse work force.

Accounting Manager

Reports To: VP of Finance and Operations

Classification: Manager

Location: Golden, CO // Hybrid

FLSA Code: Exempt

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 plus a generous benefits package

Priority will be given to applications received be fore October 11, 2023.

The Accounting Manager is a critical member of the AAC’s Finance and Operations team whose duties encompass the entire range of financial management, from daily operations to high-level funds management and analysis. This position maintains the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the AAC’s books and records. The best candidate will have expert knowledge of Quickbooks Online and non-profit Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This role will also incorporate functions more directly related to our financial operations, such as audit and 990 preparation, depreciation and fixed asset schedule maintenance, restricted fund tracking, internal control review and process documentation, and maintenance of our third-party expense and financial reporting software integrations.

As the Accounting Manager, your responsibilities include:

You are a strong fit for this role if you:


95% Desk work – Typical office work on a computer utilizing GSuites, Slack, Zoom, and other computer-based programs.

5% Physical work – This position could require some physical work, including assisting with receiving and distributing inventory, setting up and breaking down events, etc.

About the AAC
Founded in 1902, the American Alpine Club (AAC) is committed to serving the climbing community. Throughout the years, we’ve listened to climbers’ needs and created resources and solutions so our entire community can thrive. That’s why we offer grants, our unique rescue benefit and medical expense coverage, and memorialize and archive climbing history in North America’s largest climbing library and the American Alpine Journal. We bring together climbers from all over the country with our events, campgrounds, and volunteer network. We’re breaking down barriers to climbing and resourcing climbers who have lost loved ones to this often dangerous sport. Daily, we work to protect and advocate for our climbing landscapes and public lands nationally and locally. And we’re educating climbers with our robust accident analysis in Accidents in North American Climbing. United We Climb.

Grant Finance Coordinator

Who You Are:

You’re someone who people can rely on and you’re always there when they need a helping hand. You take great pride and ownership in your work and prefer to see things through to completion. Organizing financial data and independently making connections is right in your wheelhouse. But you also understand that input from various departments is critical to success. You love challenges, have no fear pivoting when required, and enjoy managing multiple projects in various stages. People often comment that you have a knack for numbers, how organized you are, and stay clear-headed under pressure. You’re looking for a new position where you can make a difference in your life, the lives of others, and the world. In return, you seek an organization that appreciates your individuality and supports you as a member of a diverse and talented team. You know in your heart it’s time to find an opportunity to be part of something larger; more impactful. If this sounds like you, please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Who We Are:

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Habitat Metro Denver) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that everyone needs an affordable, healthy, and stable place to live in dignity and safety, and that affordable housing should be a matter of conscience and action for all. To achieve our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat Metro Denver builds, renovates and sells homes in partnership with low- and moderate-income families. Habitat Metro Denver is also an advocate for policies that create and preserve affordable housing. We work in neighborhoods across five counties in Metro Denver to not only build, renovate and sell new homes, but also to do critical home repairs to help families stay in their homes longer. Throughout our 43-year history, Habitat Metro Denver has served more than 2,500 households and is the 8th largest producer in the Habitat U.S. network.

How We Succeed Together:

Habitat Metro Denver’s Cultural Blueprint highlights the specific behaviors and mindsets that support our core values and guide day-to-day decisions, behaviors, and interactions of every person within our organization.

Solid Foundations – Our mission is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about our work, our teams, and our relationships.

Innovative Design – We are curious. We embrace change. We take risks and initiative to address a complex social issue – housing. We exemplify grit and determination in our relentless pursuit to ensure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

Open Doors – We welcome everyone. We aspire to be an inclusive organization that celebrates one humanity –

where equity, diversity and inclusion are at the core of every facet of our work.

Clear Windows – We approach everyone with kindness, clarity, and transparency. We champion authenticity, illuminate our strengths, and hold ourselves and others accountable.

Supportive Structures – We have each other’s backs. We collaborate. Becoming better at what we do takes all of us. By building homes and life-changing careers, we make a transformational difference in our lives and the lives of others.


The Grants Financial Coordinator, under the guidance of the Director of Government Grants and Compliance, will be responsible for the timely spend down of funds and accurate submittal of eligible expenses relative to grants and loans awarded to Habitat for Humanity, Metro Denver from multiple government funding sources. This position will ensure grant or loan compliance requirements are achieved and serves as an internal liaison to various divisions as they relate to financial compliance.

The following reflects the organization’s definition of essential functions for the job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


• Assists Director of Government Grants and Compliance (DGGC) with creating and monitoring grant financial status reports, revising grant budgets, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with multiple federal, state, and local funding sources.

• Assists DGGC with pre-award and post-award processes and grant close out processes.

• Prepares draw requests, obtains supporting documentation, and ensures correct account numbers and project codes are identified.

• Reviews invoice and other documentation for accuracy, reports discrepancies for resolution and correction.

• Enforces financial accuracy through identifying eligible and ineligible expenditures.

• Monitors, evaluates, and improves processes to support relevant annual strategic goals and objectives.

• Assists DGGC with updating written procedures for cross training and transparency.

• Provides direction to volunteers to gather information to support draw requests or other efforts.

• Reviews pre-closing homebuyer income, family size, gross income vs. mortgage payment ratio, and related documentation for compliance.

• Complies with internal and external policies, procedures, and internal control.

• Assists special projects and performs associated administrative duties as assigned.

• Accountable for personal work assignments and collaborating with others to accomplish responsibilities.

• May provide guidance to others who have less experience and can be depended on to independently determine solutions to problems and make recommendations to DGGC.


• A strong belief in the mission of Habitat for Humanity and in the people and neighborhoods with whom we partner.

• Strong project management and problem-solving skills with ability to understand complex grant awards and translate into practice.

• Excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills.

• Experience with creating and maintaining grant guidelines, objectives, compliance, and deadlines.

• Working knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms.

• A solid understanding of federal cross-cutting compliance requirements.

• Strong mathematics skills.

• Clear and concise communication skills; oral and technical writing.

• Strong collaboration skills to coordinate across teams and departments.

• Ability to work independently and appropriately prioritize workload to meet schedules and deadlines.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of position, including personal identifying information.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• An inquisitive nature to acquire and assemble information and data that isn’t always readily available.


• Five years of professional experience in finance, accounting, procurement, or contract administration to include payment processing, financial data preparation, analysis, tracking and monitoring.

• Full proficiency in the MS365 Suite and familiarity with accounting software programs.

• Experience coordinating draw requests and financial reports.

• Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local funds to support affordable housing development, acquisition/rehabilitation, and homeownership processes a plus.


• Most work is performed indoors in an office or meeting setting.

• Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds when necessary.

• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

• Ability to travel to and from meetings and appointments in locations and times when public transportation is unavailable.

• A valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured under Habitat Metro Denver’s auto insurance policy is required.

• Hybrid work model (minimum 2 days/week at a Habitat location, with ability to work from home the other days). During the first 6-9 months of employment additional days in the office may be required to build critical interpersonal connections and strengthen the team’s vision, strategy, and cohesiveness.

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The full salary range for this position is: $55,400 – $65,400 – $75,400.

The projected hiring salary range for this position is: $55,400 – $65,400, with consideration given for applicable education and/or experience above the minimum requirements.


At Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, we value diversity and strive to ensure that our practices and policies are equitable and inclusive. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age (40 and older), sex, sexual orientation (including

transgender status and gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), marital status, race, national origin (including ancestry), disability, creed, religion, genetic information, HIV status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. Habitat Metro Denver is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, dismissal, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Accounting Contractor

 Accounting Contractor Duties  



· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with staff, volunteers, participants, and donors in person, on the telephone or via electronic communication  

Preferred Skills (not required)  

 · Ability to learn or interest in learning new software  

· Salesforce


Senior Director of Finance & Accounting

Position Overview

Healthier Colorado is looking for a talented, motivated and organized Senior Director of Finance and Accounting to join our dynamic and growing team. This position reports to the CEO, and will be the point person for our financial operation. The duties associated with this position include cash forecasting, closing month end financials, management of our time and annual budgeting. Two positions report to the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting – the Finance and Operations Manager, who supports accounting and other organizational infrastructure, and the Community Director of Colorado’s Health Capitol, which is a collaborative workspace that is home to Healthier Colorado and over 40 other nonprofit organizations. This is a salaried position that requires work at our office in Denver in an in-office/remote hybrid scenario, and may occasionally require travel, and work on nights and weekends.

About Healthier Colorado

Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents.
Healthier Colorado believes every Coloradan should have an equal opportunity to live a healthy life. Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful changes to improve people’s health throughout our state’s diverse communities.

Healthier Colorado is the flagship, 501(c)(4) nonprofit entity in a family of separately branded organizations. The family includes The Fund for a Healthier Colorado, our 501(c)(3) sister organization; Healthy Air and Water Colorado, dedicated to addressing climate change for the sake of public health; Colorado’s Health Capitol, a collaborative workspace that is home to dozens of mission-aligned organizations; and Open Answer, a non-profit providing direct outreach and field strategy for mission-driven efforts in communities across Colorado.

Healthier Colorado runs both legislative and regulatory campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels of government, and engages in political candidate races at the local and state levels. We are the only health advocacy organization in the country that deploys the full range of political activity-from political giving and lobbying to grassroots organizing and running an in-house canvass to further our mission. Healthier Colorado believes informed voters are powerful participants in our democracy and that public policy is crucial to changing the lives of all Coloradans. Mixing politics and health is uncommon work, but we’re comfortable being different.

Position Responsibilities

Finance and Accounting Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Staff Accountant

The Center on Colfax has grown to become the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Rocky Mountain regain. The Center is a collaborative leader that positively impacts the lived experience of LGBTQ+ people in Denver and Colorado by creating inclusive programs and events, fostering connections, and leveraging the individual and collective strengths of the community. In addition, the Center produces Denver PrideFest/Parade/Pride 5K, the largest Pride celebration in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The Staff Accountant will work closely with the VP of Finance Administration and will be responsible for routine accounting functions to support of the mission of The Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Working Conditions:


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection
of the current position, leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to
require additional or different tasks be performed as assigned.

The Center on Colfax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic
protected by law. The Center believes in developing and supporting a diverse

Director of Finance (FT or PT)

Status: Flexible position with options of 32-40 hours per week

Location: Hybrid, position with in-office days in Longmont or Fort Collins

Supervisor: Executive Director

Position Summary: The Director of Finance is a criticalmember of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for managing $2 million in assets, overseeing accounting and budgeting with $2 million in revenue, handling human resources, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and foundation grant regulations. Additionally, this role involves supervising one part-time employee, the Finance Assistant. The Director of Finance collaborates closely with the Executive Director (ED) to develop both short-term and long-term strategic plans. This is a year-round, part-time position.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience, with a track record of managing budgets exceeding $1 million.

Demonstrated expertise in State and/or Federal grant management.

Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted principles (GAAP), procedures, & policies.

proven ability to construct, oversee, and audit internal systems effectively.

Proficiency in QuickBooks Online and proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), and database management.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Ideal candidates:

Possesses the ability to inspire and lead a team while effectively leveraging individual strengths.

Previous experience in nonprofit organizations and a genuine passion for working in the environmental sector.

Can maintain a positive and enjoyable work environment while meeting deadlines and addressing priorities.

Has a track record of leading teams in the implementation and promotion of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) principles and continuous learning in this area.


Senior Leadership Team and Strategy (15%)

Collaborates with the Senior Leadership Team to update and enhance WRV’s strategic plan, ensuring the organization maintains a clear long-term strategy, and achieves its annual objectives.

Cultivates a culture that values inclusion and effectively communicating WRV’s vision and strategies.

Finance (60%)

Manages a comprehensive financial system, producing and presenting accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the Board, Executive Director, and Program Directors.

Leads the $2M annual budgeting process, collaborating with ED and Managing Director, and presenting to Finance Committee and Board.

Assist in developing grants and contracts project budgets totaling $1.2M, maintain a robust grant tracking system, assist with reporting, and ensuring grant compliance.

Leads annual audit and 990 preparations in collaboration with an independent CPA firm.

Maintains adequate cash balances and forecast future cash requirements.

Serves as liaison to Board Finance Committee, including presentation of financial reporting at bi-monthly meetings.

Human Resources (20%)

Collaborates with other Senior Leaders to ensure equitable job titles, salary ranges, compensation practices and annual performance appraisals.

Oversee payroll, benefits, and annual benefit renewal.

Ensures legal HR compliance, updating policies and procedures as needed.

Assists with new employee orientation and onboarding.

Supervision (5%)

Supervises one part-time employee, the Finance Assistant.

Conducts regular check-ins and completes annual performance reviews with direct reports.

Physical Demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desking working on computers

Inclusiveness statement: WRV is committed to creating an environment for our community that attracts, supports, and engages all people, regardless of differences in experience, background, access to resources, or historical representation in our work. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. We believe that diversity strengthens our community and seek to provide an inclusive environment for all staff and volunteers.

About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers – WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to “make a difference,” since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time

contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community.

We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at

Covid-19: WRV’s COVID policy requires full vaccination against COVID-19 on your first day of employment. Requests for reasonable medical or religious accommodations will be considered.

EEO Statement: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Accommodations: WRV is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact WRV directly.

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For more than 110 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 46,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice.    

Purpose of Position: Provide strategic and tactical leadership for the League’s financial and administrative functions. Areas of responsibility include accounting and finance, information systems, facilities, legal, compliance, and risk management.


People Care

People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional, and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.


Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions. Additional definitions for competencies may be obtained from Human Resources.

Organizational Key Competencies

Leadership Key Competencies

Position Key Competencies

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility


Compensation: $160,000.00-$180,000.00 (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity) 

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements

Performs work primarily in an office setting. Potentially prolonged periods of sitting and repetitive motion. May work in an area with high noise level. Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Occasional lifting with reasonable accommodation.


Position Qualifications 





HCBS Billing Specialist

 FRIENDS Billing Specialist is responsible for processing and following up on Medicaid HCBS waiver billing. The Billing Specialist will review and submit billable services through THERAP, review remittance advice forms, reconcile billing, verify proper reimbursement, and track claims to ensure timely filing and reimbursement. 



· Monitor and enter service authorizations into Therap 

· Ensure that program records for participants include all information required for Medicaid billing and reimbursement. 

· Verify correct Medicaid billing codes to ensure prompt payment. 

· Review Therap to ensure program service records include all information required for Medicaid billing reimbursement. 

· Input information digitally to Therap or manually through the designated HCPF system. 

· Follow up on unpaid claims and investigate any discrepancies. 

· Download and review remittance advice forms to determine necessary adjustments for outstanding claims. 

· Conducts necessary follow-up on unpaid claims with case managers. 

· Maintain accurate records of all billing activities. 

· Prepares monthly reports on Medicaid billing for the Controller’s office. 

· Attends training to keep abreast of changes in Medicaid billing procedures and attends annual in-services.  

· Maintain participant confidentiality and privacy per current HIPPA regulations. 

· Comply with FRIENDS of Broomfield, Inc. policies and procedures. 

· Attend monthly administrative meetings. 

· Work cooperatively with program directors to ensure accurate and timely billing information. 


Skills and Qualifications 

· Strong understanding of industry services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities 

· Minimum two years of experience in Medicaid billing, specifically with both Medicaid Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) waivers (SLS and DD)  

· Intermediate to advanced experience with Therap Data Management and Billing. 

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

· Proficient in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets 

· Understands and follows HIPAA regulations  

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

· Strong attention to detail  

Assistant Director, Finance and Operations

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is seeking an Assistant Director, Finance and Operations to join CEI’s finance and operations team. The Assistant Director of Finance and Operations will ensure high-quality execution of CEI’s accounting and operations functions.

The ideal candidate for this role has experience leading accounting and operations functions at nonprofits and/or schools and is skilled in high-quality project management. Additionally, this candidate must be competent at building and leveraging relationships with a variety of stakeholders. This person is drawn to working with diverse, high-performing teams and is energized by and brings joy to creating systems and structures that enable CEI to support Colorado schools and districts in improving outcomes for all students.

The candidate is excited to join a team grounded in the CEI mindsets: dream big, act small, and pivot quickly; constant learning and adaptation; flexible, nimble, and purposeful; and partnership and service orientation. In addition to the qualifications included throughout this description, the candidate will exhibit belief in and comfort with the CEI Design Commitments, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; youth activation; relevant learning; social emotional development; family and community partnership; and leadership and change management. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). There is flexibility in the start date for this position.

About Colorado Education Initiative

CEI is at the forefront of improvement, innovation, and change in Colorado’s public education system. CEI is a statewide nonprofit organization that invests time, expertise, and dollars in K-12 public education. For 15 years, CEI has worked with educators as an inspired and supportive partner on the ground in over 150 urban, suburban, and rural school districts. CEI works as an implementation expert, innovation thought leader, and statewide convener in public education. Our mission is to accelerate improvement and innovation in Colorado schools. Our vision is a future in which every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school, work, and life, and ready to take on the challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond. We currently partner deeply in over 98 Colorado school districts and have limited work in other states in the region. In addition to our field implementation work, we engage in important policy and innovation agendas in Colorado. Our success is driven by a passionate team of diverse individuals who truly enjoy working together.

We are committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work we support across Colorado. We seek to identify and embed equity-seeking practices in our culture and talent systems and have made a focused set of investments in the related professional development of our team. We believe our work demands this because of the historic and current experiences in the school systems in which we operate and because we believe the outcomes that we seek for students require the prioritization of equity. In all roles, we welcome candidates who are eager to participate in and contribute to this work and whose lived experiences deepen our perspectives on the education system.


Financial Accounting and Cash Management
• Provide team management and leadership for accounting functions, including project budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly journal entries, and bank reconciliations.
• Ensure timely and accurate accounting and reporting, leading to clean annual financial audits.
• Ensure compliance with all public funding requirements and policies.
• Oversee the creation and dissemination of multiple project budgets, ensuring project leads have the information and guidance they need to execute all projects on time and on budget.
• Oversee the preparation and execution of quarterly budget management meetings.
• Monitor and manage cash flow and cash projections in compliance with CEI’s investment policy.
• Assist the Chief Operating Officer with financial modeling and forecasting.

• Work with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Research and Development to refine the process for the efficient tracking and processing of all incoming and outgoing contracts, invoices, and payments.
• Lead the finance and operations team to design and implement systems and structures for all internal operations, including updating annual policies and organization-wide time tracking procedures.
• In collaboration with the technology vendor and Manager of Operations, ensure CEI’s technology infrastructure is secure and reliable.
• In collaboration with insurance brokers, manage the renewal of CEI’s liability insurance policies, ensuring adequate coverage, and managing inquiries and/or claims related to liability policies.


A successful candidate will have:
• A proven track record as a successful education or nonprofit leader with at least five years of experience leading accounting and operations functions.
• A CPA certification and/or MBA, along with a strong understanding of GAAP.


This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and multi-tasking skills. Our ideal candidate will be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing the finance and operations staff. Of these two bodies of work (e.g., accounting and operations) accounting experience will be prioritized. Although not essential, experience with the operational execution of talent systems would be an asset.