Northland School Division Audit Committee - Public Member Volunteer Opportunity

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 the 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 the 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

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:

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume including the names of three (3)
references to:

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

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