School Accountant

by Grand Erie District School Board

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Brantford, ON
Date Posted: Feb 07, 2024

Job Description


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School Accountant 

Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 27,000 students in 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. With a dedicated staff of more than 2,900, Grand Erie is committed to learning, leading and inspiring. The Education Centre is located in Brantford. The Board is currently seeking a full-time School Accountant to join our team.
We're a team building a culture of learning, well-being and belonging to inspire every learner. We're all learners, leaders and inspirers, working with students, our communities and each other to build a strong future. We offer outstanding colleagues and supportive leadership, a commitment to ongoing learning and an excellent compensation package.

  • Work with all levels of management to promote and improve financial literacy at the school level;
  • Provide (remote and onsite) training and support to school administration on financial tasks and responsibilities;
  • Administer, train and support the use of accounting software and the School Cash On-suite product;
  • Support schools by reviewing and advising on school transactions to ensure compliance with Board policies and procedures and monitoring of school budgets;
  • Prepare and process year-end reports, account adjustments, journal entries etc.;
  • Conduct school banking and enrolment audits and provide feedback and support to implement recommendations;
  • Administer school donation and scholarship programs;
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates must have a Diploma or Degree in Accounting or Business Administration and a minimum three years of experience in an equivalent role. Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA designation or candidates who are actively pursuing their CPA designation.

You have excellent knowledge of computer applications and knowledge of accounting/business principles. You have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and excellent time management skills.


Job Specifications
Hours of Work 7 hours per day/35 hours per week
Rate of Pay $62,746 - $71,303

A competitive benefits plan is available through a provincial benefits trust plan.
Effective Date As soon as can be mutually arranged.
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All submissions are to include a complete cover letter, resume, qualifications, and the names of three (3) professional references at least one of which must be a current supervisor (one document if submitted electronically). All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check (which includes a “vulnerable sector search”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment. 

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.              

All submissions are subject to a screening process and some applicants may not be granted interview.

Grand Erie District School Board recognizes Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the longstanding peoples of this territory. We honour, recognize, and respect these communities as well as all First NationsMétis and Inuit Peoples who reside within Grand Erie District School Board. We are all stewards of these lands and waters where we now gather, learn and play, and commit to working together in the spirit of Reconciliation.

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