Accounting Generalist (Technical & Resource Support D) - Vancouver School Board

Vancouver School Board

Associate Superintendent – Human Resources

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 welcomes applications for the position of: 
Accounting Generalist (Technical & Resource Support D)  

Location:  VSB Education Centre
Department: Accounting
Position Type:Permanent
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day
Salary: $35.85/hour
Annual Salary: $65,247
(+ extensive benefits package and pension)
In this role, you will:

  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • Analyze and reconcile GL accounts
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by staff in junior positions
  • Provide training on chart of accounts and FAST reporting system
  • Provide financial administration for Miscellaneous Grants, Scholarships, and Playground Projects
  • Assist in PeopleSoft Financials and HCM systems testing
  • Generate and post payroll journals from PeopleSoft HCM interface to PeopleSoft Financials
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for management
  • Assist with the implementation of various projects
  • Provide technical and resource support to the Division
  • Perform other duties within the job band as assigned


  • Grade 12 plus a valid CPA designation
  • Minimum five years of relevant, senior financial accounting experience
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials preferred
  • Must be able to meet the following assessments: Excel (+70%) and applicable Accounting assessment


  • Proficiency in MS Office applications plus strong Excel skills are required 
  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as a in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS)

Your application must include:​  

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three supervisor references (phone numbers and email addresses)

**Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding an interview**

**This posting is ongoing until filled.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at **

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community

Organization: Vancouver School Board
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration, Information Technology
Posted: June 23, 2022, 12:10 pm
Expires: July 23, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $35.85 Hour

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