Budget Support Accountant
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2913276 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Sep 28, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Openings: 1
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 invites applications for the position of: 
Accountant – Budget Support 
(Technical & Resource Support E)

VSB Education Centre 
Department: Finance
Position Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day
 Annual Salary: $72,436.00
(+Comprehensive Benefits & Pension Plan)


In this position, you will:

  • Work directly with budget holders, review and monitor expenditure against budget, investigate variances, determine and initiate corrective action when necessary, and make appropriate recommendations to management
  • Develop and maintain budget monitoring systems, procedures and budget data integrity
  • Formulate projections and ad-hoc analysis based on a wide variety of data sources and inputs; provide future-oriented information that informs management decision making
  • Coordinate and prepare budget submissions to the Province with operational input from a wide range of budget holders
  • Support program managers in developing financial acumen and an understanding of the organization’s accounting and budgeting policies and procedures
  • Provide information to, and interact with, external auditors
  • Perform other duties within the job band as assigned



  • Valid CPA designation required
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant senior accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP required and knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) is an asset
  • Experience working in supporting the budget process within a publicly funded organization an asset
  • Candidates must possess proven ability to: establish priorities and meet tight and possibly conflicting deadlines, work independently as well as in a team environment, apply good judgement, and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong analytical skills, data manipulation and Excel skills required
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials (or another tier 1 Enterprise Resource Planning software) preferred
  • Must be able to meet the following assessments: Excel (70%) and the applicable Accounting assessment

Your application profile must include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three Professional References (Supervisors only)


**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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