Career Opportunities
Job Code: 1935889
School District #41 (Burnaby)
Closing Date: May 26, 2017 4:00 PM EDT
  Posted on: May 10, 2017 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
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Job Description & Requirements



One of the largest, most progressive and diverse urban school districts in the province, the Burnaby School District is seeking a highly motivated and proven professional for the position of Director of Finance.   In a district that values inclusion, innovation and empowerment, you will be a member of the management team, developing and implementing best practices in the Finance department with an annual budget of over $285 million and supporting staff in over 50 sites. Candidates must have a strong belief in and commitment to public education. 


The Director of Finance will report to the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer and lead the Finance team including the Manager, Finance & Budgets; Supervisor of Accounting Services, Supervisor of Payroll Services, and Senior Buyers.  Specific responsibilities will include the assisting with the preparation of the district’s annual budget; financial planning and reporting; implementing controls, best practice and processes; overseeing the internal audit functions and procurement practices.  


The district is looking for someone who has:

  • a Post-Secondary business program degree

  • a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA)

  • 10 years of progressive experience in accounting or finance with at least 5 years of supervisory experience, preferably within a large public sector organization

  • Knowledge and experience of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems, data analysis and reporting tools

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate, build effective teams and communicate effectively at all levels


A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for this position.


Please submit your resume and supporting documentation by May 26, 2017 to:


Burnaby School District

5325 Kincaid Street

Burnaby, BC, V5G 1W2





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