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Capital Projects Accountant
Job Code: 2806610
School District #39 (Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Feb 16, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Education Centre (Main Office)
Start Date: 
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 invites applications for the position of:
Capital Projects Accountant 
(Technical & Resource Support E)

**Temporary (One-Year) Contract ending April 2021**

VSB Education Centre
Department: Finance Division - Accounting
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day
Position Type: Temporary
Salary: $71,016.40
(+Extensive Benefits Plan including Municipal Pension Plan)


In this role, you will:

  • Provide Technical & Resource support to the Finance Division, the Facilities Division, and the Vancouver Project Office (VPO) relating to the capital and maintenance areas
  • Perform month end, quarter end and year end procedures relating to capital and maintenance
  • Review and maintain the accounting for the capital area, Annual Facilities Grant, and leases, and prepare reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare schedules and documentation for the capital area to support District financial reporting
  • Prepare capital project expenditure reports for the Ministry of Education and VBE
  • Prepare budgets and financial analysis for the Facilities Division and make recommendations to improve processes and procedures
  • Investigate variances, and initiate corrective action when necessary
  • Liaise with internal parties and external parties
  • Provide accounting training/overview to new staff in the Facilities Division
  • Maintain records for capital project agreements and certificates of approval
  • Process and manage funding draws for capital projects
  • Perform other work within the job band as assigned



  • Valid CPA designation
  • Minimum of five years' relevant, senior accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with strong Excel skills.



  • Working knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) an asset, as well as previous experience accounting for capital projects and contracts, and experience with Fund Accounting
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and proven ability to establish priorities and meet tight and often conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment providing support to multiple staff
  • Results oriented with strong analytical skills and proven ability to establish priorities and meet tight and often conflicting deadlines
  • Must meet the following assessments: Excel (70%+) and applicable accounting assessment


Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three supervisor reference names, email addresses and telephone numbers

**This posting is ongoing until filled.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Please note, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.**




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