PSD Hires New Director of Business & Finance

Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools, Tim Monds is proud to announce that Jason Krefting has been appointed Director of Business & Finance effective April 13, 2015.

In the role of Director of Business and Finance, Mr. Krefting will provide oversight to accounting, payroll, treasury, purchasing, and records functions for Parkland School Division. The position also advises the leadership team on all financial matters within PSD and is responsible for the preparation of interim financial statements and budget projections of year-end financial positions.

“Mr. Krefting brings a wide variety of experience in financial and operational analysis from the private sector that will serve Parkland School Division well,” states Superintendent Monds. “His expertise when it comes to budget development and implementing new policies, procedures and controls will come at a perfect time as schools and school boards transition to a new financial structure outlined by the recently announced Provincial budget.”

Mr. Krefting has held a Certified Management Accountant designation since 2007 as well as a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge.  Over the span of a 9-year career with the Cash Store Financial, he held various roles from a Senior Accountant to his most recent role as Vice President of Financial Support.  This role included providing financial support and guidance to the company’s strategic planning process as well as leading a Financial Support team overseeing monthly financial statements and analysis for over 500 branches.

Jason’s family has a rich history with public education.  His father worked in the treasury department of the Jasper School Board and his wife, Jessie, is currently a teacher in Parkland School Division. 

For more information contact: 
Kelly Wilkins 
Deputy Superintendent, Parkland School Division 
Phone: 780-963-8417