Education and Early Childhood Development

Financial Services Division

The Division is responsible for the following services in support of the Department's mandate:

• Budgeting
• Finance and School Transportation
• Teachers' Payroll



  • Prepare and monitor the department's annual budget
  • Provide budgetary advice, ongoing financial analysis, financial reports and consultative services
  • Ensure financial monitoring systems are in place
  • Provide financial analysis of entities reporting to the department
  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of the department's three year financial plan
  • Provide audit confirmation to entities reporting to the department
  • Provide administrative and financial services for school board operations and teaching services

Finance and School Transportation

  • Provide general accounting services
  • Ensure all financial activities within the department are consistent with departmental and governmental policies, procedures, regulations and legislation, including the Financial Administration Act
  • Provide general operation services
  • Provide grant payments to entities reporting to the department
  • Maintain financial policies and procedures manuals
  • Provide for the delivery and administration of the Provincial School Transportation Program including funding and policy direction

Teachers' Payroll

  • Manage a fully computerized payroll function for the province's teachers, school district staff and student assistants
  • Administer the Deferred Salary Leave Plan and Education Leave Plan for teachers
  • Administer the Student Assistant's Group Insurance Program
  • Administer the life to date pension records for teachers
  • Maintain and monitor the annual allocation of full time teacher staffing units
  • Maintain a leave control system
  • Maintain appropriate policy and procedure manuals
  • Monitor budgeted funds for substitute teachers and student assistants
  • Provide advice, consultation services, reports and information to various stakeholders
  • Provide in-service training and ongoing support to schools and school districts on computerized payroll


Director: Don Stapleton

Financial Services Division
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Telephone: 1-709-729-5168
Fax: 1-709-729-1400
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