Senior Financial Analyst

$83,887 - $93,208 yearly
  • Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • Welland, ON, Canada
  • Apr 07, 2024

Job Description

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

SALARY RANGE : $83.887.39 – $93,208.21 per annum

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 to our positions.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates within our recruitment processes, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you are contacted by the Niagara Catholic District School Board, please advise if you require an accommodation.