Peigan Board of Education

Employment Opportunity: Finance Technician

Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: Finance Technician

Summary of Position:

The Finance Technician is responsible for a wide variety of administrative accounting tasks involving data entry, reconciling bank statements, handling the accounts payables and receivables, assisting with year-end audit procedures and generating a variety of financial reports for the Finance Department.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable records, ledgers and journals;
  • Processes expense payments incurred by PBOE;
  • Processes and prepares accounts payable and receivable for payment and enters data into QuickBooks accounting software; checks for accuracy, prints and mails cheques, update employee payroll records as needed;
  • Ensure cheque signing and distribution process is adhered to and monitored;
  • Receives cash and other incoming payments from PBOE operations – excluding major funding and proposal based funding, prepares and issues receipts, makes bank deposits;
  • Maintains accounts payable and receivable records and files;
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability and wages;
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information;
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests; maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes;
  • Researches inquiries regarding purchase orders, requisitions, payments and other accounting issues;
  • Audits vendor cheques for proper amounts, duplication or other errors;
  • Liaise with all department managers to provide financial information support;
  • Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential:
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • Business Administration Diploma preferred,
  • Must have 2-3 years of direct work experience in a bookkeeping & payroll function;
  • Consideration of acceptable combination of education which includes at least 2 post-secondary accounting courses and progressively responsible experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QuickBooks financial software;
  • Clean criminal record and intervention checks;
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture an asset.

Key Competencies:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, have the desire and compassion to assist people
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods of time
  • Detail oriented

Submit cover letter, resume, references letters (3), copies of education requirements and background checks to:

Peigan Board of Education
P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0
Tel: 403-965-2121 Fax: 403-965-3713

Deadline: Open until filled.