Annapolis Valley Regional School Board - Financial Analyst 

Vacant Position 
Wages commensurate with Job Band 8 ( $64,760 - $78,716)
40 hours/week
Closing Date for Applications: September 18, 2017
Effective Immediately 

The Analyst reports to Director of Finance and is responsible to provide analytical support to corporate activities serviced by the finance portfolio (Budget, Variance Analysis, Forecasting, Reporting, etc.), transactional processing (Accounts Receivable, Payroll, etc.) and support to AVRSB leaders (Directors, Principals, Managers, Leaders, etc.). The Analyst is responsible for the creation, management and dissemination of accurate and timely reports and analysis. The Analyst provides proactive expertise and advice in conducting analysis, developing budgets and recommendations to support decisions enabling the board to improve performance, reduce risks and assisting in the developing of business cases to support improvements and working together for students.

  • Successful completion of an Undergraduate degree in business from a university, community college or other recognized institution (or equivalent experience) is required.
  • Accounting designation, or Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Finance through CPANS or willingness to complete.
The Financial Analyst’s responsibilities will include:
  • Minimum 3-5 years strong management and/or functional system experience and knowledge of budget, corporate reporting, general accounting, financial analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of all legislative requirements
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Highly knowledgeable of SAP functionality for both Finance and Payroll processes, knowledgeable of technical aspects of SAP and how they relate to or impact the business process.
  • Experience in engaging, mentoring and empowering teams and stakeholders in a collaborative, participative manner to respond to the mission, vision, goals and objectives an organization
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and work effectively under pressure with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships
  • Strong analytical skills and strong conflict resolution skills
  • Possesses a solid understanding of the payroll process and key performance indicators

Details regarding the specific responsibilities relating to this position may be obtained by contacting Jeanne Saulnier, Director of Finance (902-538-4607).

The successful applicant will be required to provide a Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Record Check and a completed Child Abuse Registry - Request for a Search Form.

All applications will be accepted and considered:
  • First, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Non-Union Employees Policy, this position has been designated for current “Non-Union” employees of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board.
  • Second, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Non-Union Employees Policy, this position has been designated as “Employment Equity position” for external candidates.
  • Third, if there are no successful candidates from the Employment Equity applicant pool, then other external candidates who are not members of the identified peoples will be considered for this position.

Please apply on-line at under jobs tab, through SuccessFactors and include the names of three work-related references with telephone numbers, one of the references shall be your most recent immediate supervisor. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.