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CIS Ontario Member School: St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

Manager, Finance

Full-time Temporary position - March 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024

18-month Parental Leave Contract



  • Post Secondary Education in Finance/Accounting
  • CPA  designation preferred


  • 5+ years of progressive Finance/Accounting experience 
  • Expert Microsoft Excel User 
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Comfortable in a Mac-based environment
  • Experience with ADP, Blackbaud Financial Edge 
  • Experience with not for profit accounting (asset) 
  • Experience in an Independent School (asset)

Working Conditions:

  • School/Office Environment
  • Frequent computer/desk use 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has empowered young women to challenge and transform the world.

Role Overview

SMLS has an opening for a Manager, Finance to support a parental leave. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this role is responsible for financial statement preparation and reconciliation, financial planning and analysis, and payroll administration.  

The successful candidate is an enthusiastic, articulate and creative financial professional who communicates with ease and confidence.  You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. 

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We are seeking a dynamic and exemplary financial professional with a willingness to continue to develop and grow as a professional.  

Main Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that the school meets its financial and accounting objectives

  • Manage all day-­to-­day accounting functions and special projects as they arise

  • Formulate, plan and execute financial policies and ensure appropriate financial controls and procedures are in place and that financial policies are adhered to 

  • Manage the school’s purchasing and inventory functions including vendor setup, credit applications, PO requests, approvals, and payments 

  • Assist the CFO with negotiation and administration of contracts with significant suppliers

  • Maintain the school’s general ledger – includes monthly journal entry creation and input 

  • Manage investment of operating funds to meet School’s cash flow requirements

  • Manage the school’s bank accounts; performing monthly bank reconciliations 

  • Responsible for preparing the monthly/quarterly financial statements and reconciliations 

  • Process monthly payroll for the School through ADP with the support of People & Culture

  • Manage and execute payment processing and reporting for the school’s benefits plans, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the RRSP plan and the benefits insurance plan

  • Analyze monthly financial performance including budget and forecast variances

  • Responsible for preparing the annual budget and maintaining the quarterly forecasting process 

  • Utilize Blackbaud Financial Edge; managing accounts, opening/closing fiscal periods, etc. 

  • Provide meaningful business analytics to support the leadership team in strategic decision making 

  • Manage year-­end audit process including preparation and supervision of annual working papers and financial statements for external auditors

  • Responsible for preparing minutes and all financial materials for the Board Finance & Audit Committee meetings 

  • Assist the CFO with detailed financial modeling of new projects and strategic initiatives

  • Manage all tax related programs including tax rebate claims and T4 processing 

  • Calculate year­-end tax receipt figures for preparation and distribution to parents

  • Leadership of overall account collections 

  • Oversee the student billing and AR collection process 

  • Liaise with the Advancement team to ensure an accurate financial record of strategic fundraising initiatives 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CFO

SMLS Values
Respect:  We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.

Integrity:  Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation:  We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage:  We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action. 


St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School provides a competitive compensation package for Staff members. 

If you are interested in joining SMLS and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at by creating an admin profile. 

We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. 

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Respect for the dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace is fundamental at SMLS. Our school recognizes the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive, cohesive, and compassionate culture modeled by faculty, staff, students and parents.

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