Financial Process Manager
The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents.
Reporting to the Assistant Controller of Finance Support Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management and oversight of all Board’s financial systems (Financial Information Systems, School Cash Online and Budget Collection System). The Financial Process Manager looks to improve and create efficiencies in business processes through ongoing system and process improvements. Works collaboratively with the Learning Technology Support Services (LTSS) to translate business and financial user needs into technical requirements for implementation. Works in partnership with Finance leadership team to assess new system opportunities. Plays lead finance role on project teams, as the finance point person for Project Managers on system changes, upgrades, and implementations. Participates in the yearly external audit process.
- Investigate and determine appropriateness of implementing new system features
- Assess new Ministry and internal reporting requirements, use knowledge of systems to assist in the extraction of data and development of reports
- Understand financial processes including procurement and Ministry guidelines, to be able to recommend process changes and system enhancements contributing to user effectiveness and efficiency
- Stay up to date on system changes by system providers to determine relevance and recommend implementation
- Coordinate system changes with providers and LTSS
- Work with business to create requirements document for changes, ensure appropriateness of financial controls and segregation of duty
- Coordinate with Finance and departments for resources for review, evaluation and testing of system changes
- Assist in the development of test scripts and ensure appropriate testing is scheduled and completed within set deadlines
- Prepare documentation and communication for users to ensure appropriate training and smooth implementation of changes
- Develop procedures and training materials for the usage of the financial systems
- Assist in post implementation review and work with LTSS and system providers to problem-solve issues and bring to resolution, assist LTSS staff with finance systems security set up and maintenance
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor Degree in Business administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field is required.
- Professional Accounting designation CPA (CMA, CGA, CA) is required.
- Minimum 5 years progressive business and experience in accounting systems, developing, and implementing best practices for improvement efficiencies.
- Public sector experience is an asset.
- Comprehensive understanding of accounting standards, effective internal controls and financial reporting, processes and procedures.
- Demonstrated effective coordination, planning, decision making and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent organization skills, analytical skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- Advanced understanding and skills in use of financial information systems and other applications (Financial Information System, School Cash Online, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, report writing, etc.).
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
- Record of satisfactory on-the-job performance while employed by the Peel District School Board
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Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance. We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.
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Preference will be given to qualified members of the Administrative Staff Group (ASG).