Special Purpose Funds Accountant

School District No. 39 (Vancouver)

School District No. 39 (Vancouver)

Special Purpose Funds Accountant

(Technical & Resource Support E)

Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

The Vancouver Board of Education invites applications for the position of:

Special Purpose Funds Accountant 
(Technical & Resource Support E)

VSB Education Centre - 1580 West Broadway
Department: Finance Division - Accounting
Position Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day
Annual Salary: $71,016 (+Extensive Benefits Package including Municipal Pension Plan)

In this position, you will:
  • Maintain the accounting for all Special Purpose Funds and provide accounting support to Special Purpose Funds staff
  • Coordinate and prepare budget submissions to the Province with operational input from the various program managers
  • Prepare financial reporting and analysis
  • Review and monitor expenditure against budget, investigate variances, determine and initiate corrective action when necessary, and make appropriate recommendations to management
  • Advise program managers in managing their budgets and support program managers in developing financial acumen and meeting financial reporting deadlines
  • Prepare working papers and schedules to support the financial statements and other financial reporting
  • Provide information to, and interact with, external auditors
  • Train Special Purpose Funds staff on VSB accounting procedures and systems
  • Provide technical and resource support to the Finance Division, District senior management, and Special Purpose Funds staff
  • Perform other duties within the job band as assigned

  • Valid CPA designation required
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant senior accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP required and knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) is considered an asset
  • Experience working in supporting the budget process within a publicly funded organization an asset
  • Candidates must possess proven ability to: establish priorities and meet tight and possibly conflicting deadlines, work independently as well as in a team environment, apply good judgement, and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong analytical skills and Excel skills
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials (or another tier 1 Enterprise Resource Planning software) preferred
  • Must be able to meet the following assessments: Excel (70%) and the applicable Accounting assessment

Your application profile must include the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three Professional References (Supervisors only)

To apply please visit https://bit.ly/2PLLSMt.

**Posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding an interview**

Organization: School District No. 39 (Vancouver)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: November 5, 2019, 3:01 pm
Expires: December 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

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