• Support Staff
  • Vancouver

Date: November 2021 

Position: Controller       

Department: Finance  

Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations

Interfaces with: Vendors, faculty, staff, students and the entire school community  


Stratford Hall, an independent, K-12 IB World School, invites applications from individuals who wish to join our dynamic team. Located in Vancouver, BC, the School is home to 530 students and a faculty and staff of over 85 teachers and support staff. Our graduates attend the top post-secondary schools in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Stratford Hall was the first IB continuum school in BC and has a rich tradition of educational excellence in the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

Position Responsibilities:

·         Full cycle accounting up to and including monthly and quarterly financial statements.

·         Ensure timely and accurate financials to include variances in comparison to budget.

·         Provide financial analysis where required.

·         Assist with annual organizational budgeting process and forecasts.

·         Produce and distribute departmental actuals in comparison to budgets and meet with various department managers to ensure their budgets are on track.

·         Manage fixed asset schedules.

·         Manage prepaids, monthly accruals, recurring J/E’s, deferred revenue recognition.

·         Ensure proper financial controls are in place, documented and updated where required.

·         Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.

·         Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.

·         Timely bank reconciliations, monitor various bank balances and ensure proper cash flows are on hand to cover operating costs.

·         Monitor and record investment and debt financing transactions and advise Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) of any excess cash available for investment.

·         Act as liason for yearend audits and prepare associated working papers

·         Complete and file regulatory reporting where required.

·         Maintain the chart of accounts

·         Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

·         Manage payroll, AR, AP and reception employees (3 FTE’s)

·         Assist DFO where required.


·         CPA designation.

·         Established experience in above position responsibilities.

·         No less than 5 years experience with full cycle accounting.

·         Experience with Sage Software, or recognized ERP systems.

·         Experience with ADP software an asset

·         Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

·         Experience in not for profit accounting an asset.

·         Team player with prior experience managing accounting staff.


A competitive salary is offered along with a generous benefits package.  Salary will commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a criminal records check clearance prior to start date.

Application Process:

All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume, attention Human Resources, to [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in Stratford Hall; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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