Type: Permanent
Location: Halifax
Job Number: AS13587

Our client, the Halifax Grammar School, is seeking a Controller for their location in Halifax. As the leading, independent school in Atlantic Canada, the Halifax Grammar School offers students a balanced curriculum in academics, athletics, altruism and the arts, leading to confidence and independence.

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance & Facilities, the Controller is a key member of the business office.


  • Month end financial reporting
  • Quarterly financial statements
  • Quarterly reconciliations of general ledger accounts including accruals, prepaids, salaries and annual giving
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Payroll review and authorization
  • Employee benefits management
  • Cash management
  • Budget preparation
  • Assisting with internal process and procedure review
  • Year-end reconciliations and working papers
  • Liaise with year-end auditor and other relevant internal and external parties
  • Special project development and contribution


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience at senior level
  • High level technical accounting skills and thorough understanding of GAAP
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Thrives in a team focused environment
  • Prior experience with QuickBooks (or similar program) is considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

A confident, self-motivated individual, you thrive in a hands-on, detailed accounting position within a dedicated team. Offering exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you have strong technical accounting skills and above average time management capabilities. Prior accounting experience within a not-for-profit environment is considered an asset.

This employer offers a highly competitive compensation package, and the opportunity for meaningful contributions to this esteemed organization.