Senior Financial Analyst

Welland, Ontario
$83.887.39 – $93,208.21 per annum
April 9, 2024
April 26, 2024
Job Sectors
Public Sector
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Working under the direction of the Finance Officer, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist with all aspects of financial reporting, which includes month-end close, and budget development for Estimates and Revised Estimates. The successful candidate will collaborate with Accounting Department staff in the preparation of 7-month and year-end reporting requirements and assist with the completion of the Board’s financial statements and Education Finance Information System (EFIS).


  • Extensive benefits; health, drug, vision, dental, and health care spending account
  • Enrolment in an exceptional Pension Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Staff Wellness resources
  • Competitive vacation days; plus, additional two-week paid Christmas Break
  • Condensed summer working hours
  • Flexible working solutions
  • Inclusive, high-performing culture
  • Ongoing learning and career growth


  • Work with stakeholders in the Board throughout the Budget Process and determine annual needs and the feasibility of requests.
  • Ensure budget lines and personnel data is accurate given historic and expected projections by analyzing YTD actuals against budgeted amounts
  • Ensure projections to end of year reflect the most up to date data and are reasonable given expectations set in the Estimates and Revised Estimates cycles.
  • Create, maintain and distribute meaningful financial analysis reports to stakeholders on a monthly basis.
  • Collaborate with department staff to identify and resolve discrepancies and budgetary variances on a timely basis.
  • Assist Finance Officer with completion of schedules in Education Finance Information System (EFIS).
  • Prepare and review journal entries for month end, 7-month and year-end reporting.
  • Support the preparation of month-end, 7-month and year-end reporting processes.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting treatment of tangible capital assets in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines and Public Sector Accounting Standards.
  • Liaise with external auditors, all levels of management, and Ministry staff.
  • Participate in special projects and educational opportunities to facilitate continuous improvement and learning.
  • Other requirements that may arise as the needs of the Board change and as directed by the Finance Officer.


  • A four-year University Degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Three to five years of progressive accounting experience (experience as a financial analyst in a school board environment is preferred).
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CPA-CA, CPA-CMA, CPA-CGA) or actively working towards completion of designation.
  • Member in good standing with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft NAV Dynamics/Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Previous experience with Budgeting software.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Public Sector Accounting Standards.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

This is a full time, permanent position.

HOURS:                 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday                      

LOCATION:          Catholic Education Centre, Welland, ON  

Interested applicants are invited to apply by completing their application @ no later than April 26 2024 at 4:00pm.

At Niagara Catholic, we are an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity with qualified staff who reflect the communities we serve. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for to our positions. 

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.