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CIS Ontario Member School: St. John's-Kilmarnock School
St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Job Title: Finance Assistant - Payables

Location: St. John’s-Kilmarnock School (SJK)

School Description:

SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The School, which was founded in 1972, is located on a beautiful 36-acre natural campus offering enriched educational programming for day students from JK - Grade 12 and international boarding students from Grades 9 - 12 through our accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. 

SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

Position Summary: 

SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed accounting person to join our Finance Team. The Finance Assistant-Payables is a key member of the Finance team and reports to the CFO. This role will have primary responsibility for accounts payable and payroll processing with opportunity for further growth. The individual must be able to interact with various members of the SJK community, colleagues, parents, vendors, teachers and others.

Start Date: January 9, 2023  

Contract: Full-Time 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • CPA designation is an asset  

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite of products and Blackbaud accounting software is desirable.

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting systems, budgets and internal controls.

  • Independent school experience is an asset

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing monthly accounts payable in a timely manner, including cheque runs and expense reimbursements

  • Ensuring school policies are followed for expense reimbursement and ensuring invoices are charged to the appropriate general ledger account

  • Accurately calculate, post and manage accounting data

  • Reconcile various accounts payable and general ledger accounts at month end

  • Ability to provide additional accounting support as required


  • A positive, enthusiastic, and willingness approach to learning

  • Detail oriented, attention to accuracy, strong reconciliation skills

  • Knowledge of payment regulations, HST and payroll taxes

  • Effective communication with vendors,  parents, and colleagues

  • A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic

  • Willingness to learn, and commitment to personal and professional growth and development

To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School by December 5, 2022 to:

SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in the SJK Group Pension Plan and opportunities for professional development.

If you are interested in the position, we encourage prompt applications. The School may commence interviewing before the closing date.

While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required.

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