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Queen Margaret's School

Finance Clerk

Accounting & Payroll – Duncan, British Columbia
Department Accounting & Payroll
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $33,000 to $37,000

Queen Margaret's School is accepting applications for a Finance Clerk to join our staff.

The Finance Clerk is responsible for processing the accounting transactions of the School. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Clerk's main areas of responsibility are the general finance clerical duties including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, inventory, and general ledger.

Staff interested in joining the Queen Margaret's School community must embrace the ethos of an independent school. 

Successful applicants for this position will be expected to agree to have a Criminal Record Check initiated by Queen Margaret's School. 


  • Accounts Payable/Receivable, including: invoice entry, payment and/or receipt processing, reconciliation of vendor and credit card statements, updating spreadsheets for A/R data entry, and maintenance of customer charging authorizations
  • Prepare spreadsheets for ease of transactional data entry
  • Deposit preparation, including taking deposit to financial institution
  • Credit card processing and reporting
  • Distribution of pocket money to students
  • Preparation of donation receipts
  • Assist with payroll processing as required
  • File accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, deposit, and donation documents; ensure documents are accurate, complete and secure
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, professional development, and other mandatory school staff meetings as designated within the school calendar year


  • Courses in bookkeeping or accounting from a recognized post-secondary program, or other relevant combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years' previous accounting experience in an office environment
  • Highly effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience, sensitivity and awareness of working within a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Windows software, specifically Excel
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting and payroll systems (preferably Sage AccPac 300)
  • Solid data entry skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Working Conditions

  • Twice a year (for the School's annual Christmas Bazaar and Gala), a weekend shift is required
  • Vacation must be scheduled subject to departmental needs
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  • Location
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Department
    Accounting & Payroll
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $33,000 to $37,000
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