Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is an independent day school that is a caring and thriving community. As one of fifteen IB World Continuum schools in Canada offering three International Baccalaureate programs, GNS is proud of its unique 'IB Advantage': a 21st-Century education which educates the whole child and creates global thinkers.

We are a dedicated and community minded team at GNS with a big heart and a strong work ethic. We are looking for like-minded individuals who will share in our passion for preparing outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, a commitment to service, and an understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities. We are currently seeking great candidates for the following opportunity:

Senior Accountant, Accounts Receivable

Regular, Full-time

Start: Immediately

Position Overview:

The Senior Accountant, Accounts Receivable position is an integral member of the Finance Team. Reporting to the Controller, they are responsible for maintaining student accounts, processing and posting payments received, and corresponding with customers and members of staff. This position is also responsible for reconciliations, journal entries, administering refund requests, and other adjustments and accounting transactions related to A/R management.

The Senior Accountant, Accounts Receivable position provides exemplary service to all stakeholders in order to meet the goals and objectives of the Finance Department. Demonstrating initiative and a strong desire to excel, the successful candidate will be adept at building strong relationships with others that support the school’s values of Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community.


Maintain the Student Billing process and ensure that outstanding receivables are appropriately and effectively followed up on in a reasonable timeframe, reporting concerns to the Controller on a weekly basis.

Communicating and corresponding with parents and other customers on account related matters.

Prepare month-end journal entries and bank reconciliations for the Society and the Foundation, including preparation of monthly reconciliations of fundraising reports to cash receipts.

Prepare bank deposits and post payments by recording cash, cheques, and online payment transactions in the accounting system in a timely manner.

Ensure post-dated cheques, pre-authorized debits and other scheduled payments are processed on time.

Produce invoices, receipts, statement of accounts, and refund requests from customers.

Oversee the day-to-day cash management of the Society and Foundation, making requests for transfers when necessary, following up in a timely manner on rejected transactions.

Contribute to continuous improvement efforts by identifying opportunities for efficiencies.

Ensure Finance Policies and Procedures are adhered to and make recommendations for revisions or clarifications on the policies and procedures when necessary.

Liaise with Lunch Program coordinator and Store Manager on all lunch program and store revenues and expenses to ensure accounts are accurate and current.

Prepare the appropriate tax receipts and T4A’s for scholarships, bursaries, and child tax deductions and stay current on changes to allowable deductions.

Collaborate and participate in the enrolment process with the Controller and Admissions department, including communication of Tuition and Fees information, timing and deadlines, and coordinating with IT, Admissions staff and principals as required.

Perform account and program registration reconciliations.

Assist with financial system implementation and integration with other systems.

Prepare audit working papers and supporting analysis for the year-end audits.

Prepare information for annual reporting to the Ministry of Education (1701 report).

Ensure the strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records.

Provide guidance and support to Accounts Payables Officer, Payroll & Benefits Coordinator, and Student Records Officer as needed.

Undertake special projects and assist in other duties as needed and directed.

Desired Qualifications

A degree or certificate in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field is preferred.

A minimum of three years experience in an Accounts Receivable capacity in a high-volume environment.

High level of proficiency with Excel and Google Suite.

Experience using an accounting system, an asset.

Demonstrated understanding of accounting practices and internal controls.

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment to manage priorities and deadlines.

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

High standards of confidentiality and integrity with staff, parents and other community members.

A self reflective nature and strong desire to succeed

Impeccable attention to detail

Approachable, collaborative, and empathetic

Actively live and promote the GNS values: Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community

Self-motivated, energetic, and fun!

Why work for GNS? We are a committed group of people that love what we do and believe firmly in living our values. We work hard but we also believe in having fun while we’re at it! We invite you to join our truly exceptional community and to experience a rewarding career in independent education. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter indicating personal strengths and accomplishments by visiting the following link:

We encourage applicants to apply by Monday, November 8th, however this role will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Glenlyon Norfolk School will only use and retain personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Posting Date:
10/27/2021 10:44:05 AM
Victoria, British Columbia