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.