Career Opportunities
Accounting Generalist (Technical & Resource Support D)
Job Code: 2787051
School District #39 (Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Nov 27, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements


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 - 1580 West Broadway
Department: Finance Division - Accounting
Position Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day
 Annual Salary: $62,717
(+Extensive Benefits Package including Municipal Pension Plan)


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 Human Capital Management (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 of five years of relevant, senior financial accounting experience
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials preferred



  • 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) is required and knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) is an asset


Your application must include:   

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


**This 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**




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