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Budget and Accounting Manager

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - 4 Jobs
Fredericton, NB
Full-time - Permanent
Posted 3 days ago

Budget and Accounting Manager
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

At the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), we are dedicated to fulfilling New Brunswick's educational mission.

Check out what it is like to work at the Government of New Brunswick, where we are working together as One Team One GNB to improve the lives of New Brunswickers every day!

Who we are:

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The mission for New Brunswick public schools is to have each student develop the attributes needed to be a lifelong learner, to achieve personal fulfillment and to contribute to a productive, just and democratic society.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is seeking an individual to join the Finance and Services Branch as a Budget and Accounting Manager working in the Fredericton.

What you will do:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance & Services Branch, the successful candidate will oversee the accounting function of the department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Year-end financial reporting, reconciliation of accounts, ensuring year end entries are completed.
  • Oversee budget reporting, quarterly monitoring, and projections.
  • Supervision of the budget and accounting team.
  • Financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Respond to inquiries for financial information from various parties such as Finance, OAG, Stats Canada etc.
  • Oversee the Public Accounts process including analysis and reporting.
  • Collecting information on taxable benefits to be shared with CRA.

Who you are:

You possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and thrive when working as a team. You have the ability to problem solve creatively and think on your feet. Your strong attention to detail enables you to complete tasks efficiently while respecting deadlines.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Need to have:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting and a recognized professional accounting designation (CPA). Candidates who are currently enrolled or willing to enroll in the CPA program will also be considered. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in financial environment, including accounting and accounting systems. A minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience is required. We recognize that candidates bring a combination of experience therefore we are open to reviewing equivalent combinations of education and professional experience that would be appropriate for this role.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Nice to have:

  • Use of Oracle and advanced MS-Excel.
  • Experience in GNB.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Concern for order
  • Developing Others
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Self Confidence
  • Team Leadership

Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of accounting and financial principles
  • Knowledge of organizational development approaches and practices
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the department's policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the department's fiscal environment

Pay Band 5: $ 62,452 - $ 87,230 annually.

Work environment:

  • Office location: Place 2000, 250 King Street, Fredericton.
  • Office layout: closed in office.
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30.
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid sick leave.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & safety.

How to apply:

We encourage applicants to apply online at, by mail at the following address, or by email at [email protected] by September 26, 2023, indicating competition number 23-2000-008. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Human Resource Services
Place 2000, 250 King Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1-506-444-4909

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Competition Number: 22615
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