BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Senior Accountant

Regular Full Time

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems.  Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Are you a dedicated financial professional with a passion for internal controls, audit and continuous improvement? If so, we are looking for you to join our team!  As one of BC’s Top 100 Employers, the City of Coquitlam is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Senior Accountant to join our team of professionals in the Finance & Technology Department, Financial Services Division.

Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, the Senior Accountant will perform a variety of functions including supervising and coaching staff performing accounting and clerical duties and building internal audit and control functions for the City.  Primary duties will include the review, analysis, and evaluation of financial controls, procedures, systems and business processes and provide recommendations for improvement. You will identify internal control and procedural standards for new systems as well as analyze current business processes and suggest efficiencies. In addition, you will provide advice and assistance to departments on financial variances, accounting procedures, systems, processes, and controls as well as perform duties associated with period-end and year-end closing such as developing accounting entries, preparing working papers, and special projects as needed.

The ideal candidate will exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative, have a philosophy based on continuous improvement, be able to manage multiple competing demands, build and maintain strong working relationships and work collaboratively in a team setting.  Strong leadership skills and experience are also essential. These attributes will be matched with successful completion of a recognized professional accounting program and a minimum of 5-7 years’ of related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in a public sector setting.  CPA designation is required.

In addition to a CUPE hourly rate of $41.29 - $48.78, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package and an earned day off program.  Applicants under consideration may be required to consent to a Police Information Check. 

Please apply online by 5 p.m. on June 23rd, 2019 at

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: June 7, 2019, 11:13 am
Expires: June 23, 2019, 5:00 pm