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Budget and Grants Officer

by Grand Erie District School Board

Reference #: Budget and Grants Officer
Position Type: Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2023
Grand Erie District School Board

Job Description

The Grand Erie District School Board is guided by our vision to Learn, Lead and Inspire and our shared mission to build a culture of learning, well-being and belonging to inspire each learner. Grand Erie’s 2800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 72 schools.  The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.  The head office is located in Brantford. The Board is seeking a qualified Budget and Grants Officer, who will report to the Manager of Business Services, to support the budget process and assist with all aspects of financial reporting. 
  • In collaboration with other Business Services staff, prepare budgets, financial reports and schedules in compliance with the Ministry of Education reporting requirements 
  • Assist with month-end and quarterly financial reporting 
  • Support the preparation and reporting of annual Estimates and Revised Estimates cycles to the Ministry of Education through the Education Finance Information System (EFIS) 
  • Prepare and monitor operating budgets and forecasts by expenditure type  
  • Analyze and resolve complex funding and expenditure variances with appropriate explanations 
  • Provide optimal service to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Provide support to Business Services by assisting with special projects and tasks 
Candidates must have completed a minimum three-year college diploma in accounting, business or a related discipline along with successful completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (Certified Management Accountant, Certified General Accountant or Chartered Accountant).  At least two years of relevant budget and financial reporting experience is necessary.

You will have a strong customer service focus along with equally strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to deal with competing priorities, multiple demands, frequent deadlines, and expertise in handling matters in a diplomatic, sensitive and confidential manner.   You will also have strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, time management, and communication skills along with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel) and financial reporting.  Prior school board sector experience is an asset.
  Job Specifications
Hours of Work 7 hours per day/35 hours per week

Rate of Pay
$62,746 to $71,303 
A competitive benefits plan is available through a provincial benefits trust plan.
Effective Date As soon as possible
Apply to Join us! - Careers - Grand Erie District School Board ( by March 30, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check (which includes a “vulnerable sector screen”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Grand Erie District School recognizes the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people, as the traditional peoples of this territory. We acknowledge and give gratitude to the Indigenous peoples for sharing these lands in order for us to continue our work here today.
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