• Business Operations Coordinator - Finance

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Regular
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $23.06 - $27.67
    Closing Date
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview



    One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.


    This position will play an important role as part of the Finance (Fiscal) Unit


    The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a rockstar Business Operations Coordinator to join our Fiscal Unit.  


    The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's Degree within the financial industry; public accounting experience;  an exceptional ability to gather, analyze and process accounting data in the form of reports and spreadsheets; drafting financial policies or procedures and extensive experience with contracts.   This candidate would also be a natural problem-solver and multi-tasker willing to take on new projects and challenges.



    Specifically, a Business Operations Coordinator:

    • Oversees and ensures that the administrative functions of the Fiscal unit or program(s) to which assigned are carried out. Establishes and maintains systems, processes, and policies; monitors and evaluates functions; develops and implements policy.
    • Identifies, develops, implements, and maintains various methodologies and processes that improve the quality of work.
    • Conducts special research projects, including gathering, compiling, and analyzing information; provides alternatives and make recommendations on courses of action.
    • Prepares complex reports, manuals, bid proposals, requests for proposals, and other documents for special projects, programs, and research; gives presentations on findings.
    • Develops, prepares, and updates user manuals, procedures, process flows, and training materials.
    • Answers complex questions and assist in resolving complex problems requiring professional advice.
    • Compiles information and maintain complex databases for tracking information for reporting purposes.
    • Works with users to support business applications and investigates operational problems/system requirements, to include user access and security as applicable.
    • Prepares and administers contracts for projects and programs including determining sources and vendors, coordinating activities, and tracking expenditures.


    Click here to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Business Operations Coordinator.


    Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members.  Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities to include support services, patrol, jail, fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.


    Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.

    An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.



    The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
    • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
    • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
    • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


    Watch this video to learn more about the Sheriff's Office.   



    • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, or a related field. Equivalent years of experience and/or post-secondary education may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree. (Preference of Accounting Degree or Experience in Public Accounting)
    • Five years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities (a strong accounting background is preferred).
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid  Driver's License within six months from date of hire.


    A little more information specific to this job for the Finance (Fiscal) Unit:

    • Administers the payment process.
    • Communicates with vendors and other outside agencies; responds auditor requests for information.
    • Prepares, verifies, and enters departmental journal entries and inter-departmental transfers.
    • Plans for major system upgrades and enhancements that impact Sheriff's Office operations.



    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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