Accounting Supervisor- Temporary Full Time

Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Finance/Treasurer, the Accounting Supervisor assists with the handling of all the financial operations of the County.  This position assists in planning and budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tangible capital assets, cost accounting and reporting.  In addition, the Accounting Supervisor will perform year-end functions, produce financial statements, and coordinate the annual budget process. 

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Closing Date

What you’ll do

  • Assist with coordinating the annual operating and capital budget process.
  • Provide support to managers in preparing budgets to ensure accuracy and completeness of submissions.
  • Perform variance analysis on operating and capital budgets and prepare monthly internal financial reporting. Ensure that budget estimates are adhered to, recording variances and their explanations.
  • Support and coordinate month and year-end financial procedures and ensure timely and effective reporting.
  • Assist departments with the preparation of grants, subsidies and other sources of funding available to the County through a variety of ministries or agencies. Ensure entitlements to program funding are maximized and financial statements accurately reflect the position of respective departments.
  • Review housing providers Annual Information Return (AIR) and financial statements.  Make recommendations based on review.  Monitor financial performance to ensure viability.
  • Co-ordinate the year-end audit process.  Act as is the primary liaison with the auditors.
  • Prepare year end financial statements and working papers to support the annual consolidated financial statements and the Financial Information Return (FIR).
  • General direction over the Finance division, including the leadership, development, mentoring, coaching and training of staff to support departmental operations, goals and initiatives.
  • Monitor bank accounts and investigate unknown debit or credit transactions.
  • Process or approve and submit various files to bank for payment or collection in a timely manner.
  • Approve accounts payables on a weekly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll bring

  • University degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Working towards the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • A minimum of three (3) years demonstrated financial experience, preferably in a municipal setting.
  • Knowledge of public sector accounting, financial reporting, auditing and financial control policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures related to the municipal finance function.
  • Ability to think and interact effectively, tactfully and courteously with all levels of staff, building a cooperative and collaborative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work under pressure, complete multiple assignments and function effectively in a high-volume workplace with tight deadlines.
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