Performs specialized Corporate and departmental accounting functions, including reconciliation, maintenance and enhancement of financial systems including the general ledger, accounts payable and other subsidiary systems.
Interprets and evaluates information to maintain or improve existing programs and/or develop new processes and procedures, including assessing and recommending changes and enhancements to Corporate and departmental accounting procedures, policies and systems to ensure that internal control objectives are met.
Coordinates, performs, directs and controls the City’s year end processes and reporting activities in accordance with professional standards and generally accepted accounting practices including the preparation of the city’s consolidated financial statements.
Coordinates, controls, updates and maintains accounting records, systems and policies related to the consolidated City’s assets in compliance with the policies and practices of the Corporation.
Coordinates, analyzes and prepares timely corporate historical and forecast reports of revenue and expenditures.
Collects, compiles, analyzes and reports financial and operational data for management as needed.
Performs Corporate and departmental accounting functions, including reconciliation of various accounts.
Provides training to key personnel throughout the Corporation regarding the policies and the updating of accounting records and systems.
Provides assistance to the external auditors during the interim and annual audits of the Corporate records.
Assists with the administration of the Corporate GST and PST tax systems, ensuring compliance with existing federal and provincial tax acts.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Degree in related discipline plus completion of a professional Canadian accounting designation; i.e. CMA, CGA, CA or CPA.
Four to six year’s progressively responsible experience in financial management analysis and reporting.
Knowledge of budgeting and financial systems and procedures, financial research and analysis techniques.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and finance administration.
Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards.
Knowledge of business process analysis and system design and implementation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of civic staff, including senior administration and elected officials.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the preparation and presentation of complex financial and technical reports.
Ability to problem solve through consensus, stakeholder involvement and dialogue.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
Skill in financial research and analysis, including the ability to apply research and evaluation techniques.
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