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Audit Committee - Public Member Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on April 26

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Finance and Audit Committee of the Northland School Division. The Division is seeking someone with a passion for public education, accounting/finance skills and a desire to give back. This individual will not only be skilled in finance, but their collaborative and solution-oriented approach will complement their teamwork skills. This would only require attendance for two meetings a year.

If you are passionate about being involved with an inspiring organization in Indigenous Education, willing to contribute your breadth of knowledge, abilities and experience, looking to help the Committee develop and grow, we would love to hear from you.

Northland School Division is unique among school divisions in the province and is situated in postcard Canada! Covering 288,387 square kilometres (44% of Alberta), our schools are found near mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and wetlands. If a virtual education experience is preferred, we have you covered with Northland Online School!

At NSD, over 90% of the student population is of First Nations and Métis descent. We serve 1860 students in 21 schools. The students we serve are able to choose an in-person or an online educational learning experience that reflects their local community context. This means they will have opportunities to learn on the land and learn Indigenous languages such as Cree and Dene. In addition, the learning experience for NSD students is a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive learning environment.

We do this by investing in quality and community-informed teaching, leadership and student support with one goal in mind - that every student is able to demonstrate growth and they   love to come to school in Northland.

Committee Overview

The Audit & Finance Committee is a Board Committee that assists the Board and the Superintendent in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process. This includes the system of internal control over financial reporting, the audit process, and monitoring the Division’s compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations.

Secondly, the Committee assists with the development of the budget process and budget in consultation with administration.

Lastly, the Committee attends to other matters as the board may determine in the establishment of the audit and finance committee.

The Committee meets at least twice per year and a Board-level honorarium and expenses are provided.

Candidate Overview

We are seeking one or two designated, senior leaders with a strong background in finance and accounting to be appointed as a Member of the Audit & Finance Committee. Previous audit, accounting or Board experience would be an asset.

To strengthen the Committee we are seeking a candidate who meets the following criteria:

Education & Experience

  • Must have either an accounting designation, in good standing with the Alberta oversight body for accounting professionals (CPA Alberta), or an equivalent combination of finance/ accounting education and experience.
  • An ideal candidate will have experience serving in, or a passion for serving in education or the public sector;
  • Prior audit committee experience would be beneficial; however not required;
  • Diverse business or governmental experience would be beneficial.

Up to two positions are available, located within the Division.

For more information about NSD and to learn more about this opportunity please visit our website at: NSD61.ca. 

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume including the names of three (3) references by Friday, May 6, 2022, at 4 PM  to:

Murray Marran
Associate Superintendent, Human Resources
Northland School Division
9809 77th Ave
Peace River, AB  T8S 1C9
Email:  applications@nsd61.ca

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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