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Peel District School Board

Finance Support Officer



Job Description

Finance Support Officer

Apply your financial expertise by advising and supporting school administrators with budgets, financial reviews, and audits. If you are a certified Accountant looking for a rewarding role, consider joining the Peel District School Board’s Finance Support Services team in this 12-month contract position.

Reporting to the School Finance Manager, your financial expertise will be essential in providing advice, guidance and support to Superintendents, Principals and Vice Principals in order to establish and maintain financial controls. To achieve this, you will assist in the development and delivery of training and information sessions, provide guidance to Principals on how conduct financial reviews (regular budget reports, schools activity funds, petty cash reports and reconciliations) and to new school administrators and school office staff regarding Board policies, procedures and practices. As the Finance Support Officer, you will ensure optimal use of the board budget and school activity funds through timely reviews with school principals and superintendents that consolidate and analyze school activity funds data for the Public Sector Accounting Board. You will also investigate and prepare detailed variance analysis, provide advice and guidance to schools facing internal or external audits, and assist them in preparing for audits.

This role is ideal for a seasoned accounting professional able to confidently liaise with external auditors and communicate findings of variance analysis of school activity funds, provide updates to and maintain an Effective Practices manual, prepare draft finance procedures to ensure that they reflect changes in regulations and current best practices, and perform other duties, as assigned.


A post-secondary degree/diploma, preferably in Business, Accounting, or Finance, a CA, CMA, or CGA designation, and no fewer than five (5) years’ accounting experience in progressively responsible positions, preferably in the public sector, have prepared you well for the role of Finance Support Officer. In addition, you’ll put the following profile to work in carrying out your duties:

  • Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) accounting standards and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Intermediate Excel, Word, Quicken, School Cash, FIS, Vista and PAM capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.

The following strengths will be considered assets:

  • Working knowledge of the Peel Board budget process.
  • Mathematical aptitude.


To apply for the Finance Support Officer position, please complete an online application through www.applytoeducation.com. Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 153,000 students in 253 schools.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to provide a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment.

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

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Peel District School Board
Posting Date: 26-Jul-2017Financial Services Contract, Full-Time 12.00  Months Open 1Member or Student ASAP
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