Manager of Financial Services

Location
Guelph, Ontario
Salary
$116,000 - $139,200
Posted
June 21, 2024
Closes
July 21, 2024
Ref
24AE08
Job Type
Full-time
CPA status
CPA Member

ABOUT THE UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (UGDSB)

The UGDSB employs a team of approximately 4,000 dedicated staff who serve more than 35,000 students attending a variety of programs across 65 elementary and 11 secondary schools as well as continuing education and adult learning centres in the counties of Dufferin, Wellington, and the City of Guelph. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

The UGDSB is committed to supporting student achievement and well-being through our team of dedicated staff and strong learning communities, always striving to meet the diverse needs of our students. Our employees are empowered to contribute in meaningful ways to the success of our students and the greater organization.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The UGDSB is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team in the capacity of Manager of Financial Services.

Location: Guelph Board Office (500 Victoria Rd. N, Guelph, ON)

Salary Range: $116,000 to $139,200 per year; 40 hours per week

Board Information: 1.0 FTE; 12 months; permanent, full-time; Administrative Employees

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager of Financial Services leads a team of five (5) people responsible for key financial functions of the Board including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Treasury and School Generated Funds with a service delivery and accountability focus. The role plays an integral part in ensuring the integrity of the school board’s financial statements. The role also supports Risk Management and Insurance administration.

Responsibilities:

Manages cash disbursements for the school board including accounts payable and treasury functions based on Board policy, Ministry requirements, tax, and financial accounting rules to ensure that the cash disbursements are properly authorized and recorded correctly in financial records to protect the integrity of financial reports and controls.

  • Reviews and approves accounts payable transactions for accuracy and proper authorization.
  • Monitors treasury functions and completes cash flow forecasts. Develops and leads the implementation of changes to improve internal controls in accordance with accounting guidelines.

Manages cash receipts for the school board including grant revenue, accounts receivable and fees collection based on Board policy, Ministry requirements, tax, and financial accounting rules to ensure that the cash receipts are properly recorded correctly in financial records to protect the integrity of financial reports and controls.

  • Reviews and approves the recording of general grant revenue and grant revenue for specific programs.
  • Monitors accounts receivable transactions and outstanding balances.
  • Manages the recording of fee revenue.

Manages the overall accounting for School Generated Funds based upon Board policy, Ministry requirements, tax, and financial accounting rules to ensure the proper accounting of financial transactions and to support schools in the day-to-day financial operations.

  • Supports schools in the proper use of the financial systems used to record and track School Generated Funds.
  • Provides training and guidance to schools in the proper accounting and financial controls for School Generated Funds.
  • Manages the incorporation of School Generated Funds into the school board’s overall financial reports.

Manages the annual audit of the school board’s financial statements based upon accounting standards, external auditor’s instructions, and Ministry guidelines to ensure that the integrity of the school board’s financial statements.

  • Reviews and analyses revenue, expenditures, assets and liabilities and all notes and requirements of the audit files and financial statements.
  • Prepares the Board’s consolidated financial statements, ensuring compliance with all Ministry of Education and Public Sector Accounting Board reporting requirements in consultation with the Board’s external auditor.

Manages talent and financial resources of the Finance team based upon Board policies and department procedures to ensure that resources are being used effectively.

Supports Risk Management practices for the school board including Audit Committee support and overseeing Insurance and Risk Management administration.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible business and accounting management experience.
  • Recognized professional accounting designation (CPA).
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting concepts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of financial software applications.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in motivating and developing staff, team building, problem-solving, negotiation, conflict resolution and decision making.
  • Innovative leader with outstanding interpersonal skills, vision, project management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting concepts for Ontario school boards and comprehensive understanding of complex funding requirements considered an asset.
  • Experience in change management and process reengineering considered an asset.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in PDF format to ae.jobs@ugdsb.on.ca, specifying Job Code 24AE08' in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest in working for the UGDSB, we wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: An original Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) must be provided prior to the commencement of employment (if the successful candidate is external). The VSC must be dated within 6 months of the start date of employment. For further information, refer to the UGDSB’s Criminal Record Check requirements.

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT & HIRING

Employment Equity

The UGDSB is committed to disrupting systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms. We are committed to building a diverse staff that is reflective of and adds value to the community and students we serve. We actively encourage applications from members of groups who have historically and/or currently experience marginalization and/or barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination based on race, ancestry, ethnicity, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities

At UGDSB, we recognize that many of the identities listed above do not exist in a single form and are often intersecting, creating complex and unique experiences for applicants. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where everyone can participate fully, thrive, and reach their full potential. Please visit Safe, Equitable and Inclusive Schools to find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at the UGDSB.

Accommodation & Accessibility

We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities, and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation at any phase of the recruitment process, please contact wellness@ugdsb.on.ca.

 

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