Capital Projects Accountant

School District #39 (Vancouver) - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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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**

Location: 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

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

Skills/Knowledge:
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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