Manager of Finance

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Agassiz


Manager of Finance Anticipated start date: May 6, 2024 *Please note that the school district will work with the successful candidate to determine a start date and facilitate a smooth transition into the Manager of Finance position. School District 71 (Comox Valley) is a progressive school district whose mission is to inspire engaged, compassionate, resilient lifelong learners and cultivate a collaborative community together. As an inclusive learning community, we embrace diversity, foster relationships, and empower all learners to have a positive impact on the world. We are the largest employer in the Comox Valley with over 1800 employees providing a comprehensive educational program to approximately 10,500 students from Strong Start to Grade 12 in 14 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 K-9 school, 3 secondary schools, 2 alternate schools, and a provincial on-line learning school.

Our annual operating budget is roughly $119 million. We are seeking a skilled accounting professional to join our finance team to provide leadership and vision for the provision of financial and business services to internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Manager of Finance is responsible for managing the Accounts Division of the Finance Department and its systems, accounting and purchasing operations, and the internal audit review program for the school district. Responsibilities Assists the Director of Finance and provides district wide assistance with a variety of duties such as: Financial and budget operations Financial analysis and reporting including year-end financial statements and audit working papers Financial Information management Purchasing/ procurement/ Requests for Proposals (RFPs) District’s Charitable Organization status AtrieveERP Financial Systems Guidance for school and department managers regarding budget and expenditures compliance Supervision of accounts payable and accounts receivable staff Internal audit review process to monitor internal controls for district and school-based programs Skills, Attributes, and Competencies Required A professional accounting designation CPA (CMA, CGA, or CA), or nearing completion of a CPA designation Five years of managerial experience including experience in a complex, full-cycle accounting environment, preferably in Public Sector or a BC school district Related experience in purchasing, contract administration, integrated general ledger system Payroll certification and or purchasing certification considered an asset Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and database computer program Knowledge of policies and procedures as they pertain to finance, payroll, risk management processes Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of professionalism, tact, discretion and to maintain confidentiality Experience in planning and implementing changes in computerized financial systems Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgement, and show superior investigative and analytical skills Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize duties, to handle high volume of work with changing deadlines and constant interruptions Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills and proven problem-solving capabilities If you are an approachable, detailed-oriented, and team-oriented leader who embodies the core values of integrity, respect and diversity, and employ best practice in financial management, we would like to hear from you!.

To Apply: School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Located within the Comox Valley is the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland; each providing their own unique services and community cultures. The Comox Valley is a desirable place to live with great ocean beaches, golf, skiing, hiking, swimming and boating. In addition, the community has strong and vibrant arts and cultural programs.

To join our dynamic leadership team in the beautiful Comox Valley, qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume, and the name and contact information of at least three professional references through “” under section “management/professionals”. The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The annual salary range for this position is $92,724 to $115,905. Applications received prior to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) on April 8, 2024 will be assured careful consideration.

We welcome diverse candidates and encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. As an inclusive learning community, we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: [email protected] and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We sincerely thank all applicants for considering us an employer of choice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley) An Equal Opportunity Employer


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