NOVEMBER 15TH, 2018 5:30 P.M.

New Stop Signs Installed on Spruce Mountain Road

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Please be advised that there are new Stop Signs that have been installed on Spruce Mountain Road. These Stop Signs are located south of the Larkspur Fire Station at the entrance to the Larkspur Station Mobile Home Park. Both Stop Signs are located on Spruce Mountain Road and face the North and South bound traffic. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Larkspur Town Hall!





Accounting Manager Position Opening

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the financial activities of the Town including accounting, payroll, capital assets and revenue collection. The Accounting Manager also prepares and presents the annual Town budget.

This is a hands-on, multi-tasking position, juggling many balls in the air. The position has significant responsibility, and a leadership role providing advice to the Town Manger and Town Council. There is room for advancement. Larkspur is a small rural community. Governmental accounting experience is required.

The Town of Larkspur is a home rule municipality. We are a small vibrant town, located in Douglas County between Denver and Colorado Springs. Supporting 185 residents and growing from three large developments, we have significantly infrastructure investments for a small economically challenged municipality. We are home to the Renaissance Festival and numerous small businesses.


Primary Responsibilities:

The following is an overview of the primary duties of the Accounting Manager, but it is not an exhaustive list.

  • Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly
  • Work closely with accounting staff to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures
  • Build relationships with Town staff & residents, outside community and government agencies
  • Review utility billing, reconcile and collect on past due accounts
  • Review accounts payable
  • Reconcile major vendor contract status
  • Review & reconcile payroll
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP & GASB Fund accounting
  • Maintain Fixed Asset tracking
  • Prepare and monitor Annual Town Budget, making necessary amendments
  • Forecast cash flow requirements
  • Prepare required state reports
  • Maintain relationships with funding agencies
  • Maintain debt schedules
  • Research & recommend funding opportunities when needed
  • Provide financial analysis for capital needs
  • Prepare multi-year Capital Budget
  • Monitor Grant accounting & compliance requirements
  • Prepare for & assist in the annual audit, including preparation of the MD&A
  • Prepare for Single Audit, when necessary
  • Review & evaluate internal controls
  • Strategize for future Town opportunities
  • Assist with financial input on capital construction projects
  • Accept new projects as they arise
  • Attend & present financial statements at Town Council Meetings
  • Advise Town Council and Town Manager on financial matters
  • Prepare & present resolutions for Town Council financial needs
  • Prepare TABOR calculations
  • Stay abreast of and adhere to GASB standards
  • Preside over Budget retreats & present proposed budget at Public Hearing
  • Develop & recommend financial policies
  • Work well in a team environment, being a vocal contributor
  • Desire to problem solve and present ideas
  • Interact positively and professionally with the public
  • Manage multiple deadlines, as required by law & Town Council
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Town Manager



  • CPA or CPFO preferred
  • Five years of progressively responsible governmental (fund) accounting experience
  • Detail oriented professional with the ability to go beyond traditional accounting responsibilities
  • Ability to handle the pressure of multiple demands and concurrent deadlines
  • Problem solver and forward thinker with ability to anticipate Town financial needs
  • Willingness to accept public input and discuss financial matters with residents
  • Someone who understands, and is passionate about small town opportunities and limitations

This job description outlines the basic requirements, duties and general responsibilities of the position of Accounting Manager. This position is “at-will”, which means the Town of Larkspur may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for no reason, subject only to the requirements of federal and state law. Similarly, the employee may terminate the employment relationship without notice at any time for no reason. This is a full-time salaried position.

Please send resumes and cover letter, by October 12th to:

or –

Town of Larkspur

Accounting Manager Position

8720 Spruce Mountain Rd.

Larkspur, CO 80118


Electronic Board Vandalism

During the late night hours of Friday, August 31, 2018 someone stopped at the electronic message board at the Larkspur Town Hall and shot one .45 caliber round into the sign causing damage to internal components of the sign. Between the hours of  8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and 6:40 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, eight more .45 caliber rounds were shot into the sign causing significantly more damage. It is believed that the same person/s fired all nine rounds, with the same gun, from the same location. The Douglas County Sheriff Department has recovered nine .45 caliber shell casings from the parking lot of Town Hall, and some of the bullet fragments have also been recovered from inside the sign. 

If you, or someone you know, has any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s involved in the unnecessary act of vandalism, a reward of at least $2,000.00 is being offered by the Town of Larkspur for your anonymous information. Contact the Douglas County Sheriff Investigations office at 303-660-7548, and reference Case #18-97944 with your information.

Thank You!