Financial Analysts

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Posted a month ago
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Financial Analyst is responsible for preparing and analyzing financialreports and complex data as part of the Finance team.


 Compiles, researches, maintains and analyses financial and economic data for accurate reporting, forecasting, and planning.  Assists with preparing the annual financial statements, working papers and other year‐end reporting requirements.  Assists with the preparation of monthly and quarterly variance reports.  Prepares, reviews, and distributes complex financial reports.  Prepares the Statement of Values for property and equipment insurance.  Tracks and reports on the tangible capital assets of the organization.  Maintains the Regional District Reserve Fund investment portfolio to ensure the accurate recording of Reserve Fund transactions.  Assists with the applications of short‐ and long‐term debt and maintains accurate recording of these transactions.  Assists with maintaining the general ledger and chart of accounts.  Assists with the preparation of the frontage tax and parcel tax rolls and corresponding courts of revision and assists with the preparation of the annual property tax requisition.  Maintains the integrity of all financial reporting and accounting systems, ensuring confidential information and records are kept safe.  Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the financial plan.  Monitors, analyses, and reconciles revenue and expenditures.  Prepares complex reconciliations and reports.  Coordinates and reviews journal vouchers and related transactions  Safeguards and tracks performance deposits, bonding and letters of credit.  Maintains, monitors, and recommends improvements to financial control systems.  Conducts business process improvement initiatives.  Prepares government remittances, grant claims and reporting requirements.  Responds to and resolves internal and external customer enquiries.  In the absence of team members, completes other duties to support the department.  Other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA The required qualifications, experience and training for this position include:

 University degree in Commerce, Business Administration or a related field.  Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in good standing preferred. To be considered, candidates must be enrolled in CPA PEP and have completed the CORE 1 and CORE 2 modules.  At least 3 years experiencing in an accounting position, preferably in a local government setting.  An equivalent combination of knowledge, qualification and experience may be considered.  Strong working knowledge and experience using financial and accounting software, including Vadim.  Must be bondable.

The required knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include:

 Sound knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards and related accounting principles and standards.  Proficient in Microsoft Office environment, including superior Excel skills.  Ability to operate accounting software effectively.  Knowledge of legislation related to local government finance.  Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail.  Professional written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.  Ability to collaborate, problem solve and be a team player.  Commitment to excellent customer service, with the ability to work effectively with other staff and managers, other levels of government and their agents, elected officials, and the public.  Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.  Commitment to the principles of confidentiality  Demonstrated ability to act with tact and diplomacy while working with the public and coworkers.

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