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Shesh Maharaj

Executive Superintendent, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Job Description

I oversee the business functions of our school board and ensure your school is clean, safe, and welcoming for you and your family. I also ensure your teachers and support staff have the appropriate tools and learning environments to support your learning.

The specific areas I support are:

  • Finance (budgets, accounting, financial statements/reporting, purchasing, and payroll)
  • Transportation (yellow school buses and taxis)
  • Facilities (school cleaning, construction, repairs, renovations, and energy conservation)
  • IT (Chromebooks, laptops, PCs, networks, security, privacy, data management, software)
  • Internal audit and risk management
  • School boundary reviews and capital funding applications
  • Organizational strategy and decision-making

In total, there are approximately 350 staff that report to me directly or indirectly and we have an operating budget of $350M.

Relevant School Subjects

  • Business
  • Computer Studies
  • English
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Technological Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Admin/Business
  • Building/Construction
  • Education/Training
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Environment
  • Government
  • IT/Computers
  • Not for Profit

Career Story

From high school I went to Mount Allison University. For two weeks. It was the first time I had been away from home, and I had become very homesick. I worked as a pizza delivery driver and pizza maker for about 5 years, and determined (after much encouragement from my parents) to go back to school. I went to Mohawk College and got a 2 year diploma in accounting. From there I began working from the school board and continued schooling in the evenings. Over the course of a number of years, I achieved an honours business degree, an master of business degree, and earned a professional accounting designation. The attainment of these qualifications and the experience gained over time allowed me to progress within the school board as follows:

1999 to 1999 - Internal Audit Officer 1999 to 2001 - Accounting Supervisor 2002 to 2009 - Senior Manager, Financial Services 2009 to present - Executive Superintendent, Corporate Services

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