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Competition #19/213A
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: January 30, 2020

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

(Continuous)
Finance Department


Looking to join a fast-paced environment and want to put your municipal property taxation expertise to use? Are you a dynamic, self-motivated individual with proven skills and experience in full-cycle property taxation? Then we want to hear from you! The City of Victoria has an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Receivable Coordinator with our Finance Department. Reporting to the Manager of Revenue, this position will over see annual cycles for business licencing, dog licencing, property tax and general accounts receivables. A certificate in Local Government Administration and completion of GFOA Boot Camp would be an asset.

POSITION FUNCTION
Coordinate and participate in the operations of the accounts receivable systems.

KEY DUTIES
Coordinate, review and participate in the work of approximately 9 staff involved in the City’s receivable systems such as property taxation, business licence, parkade and general accounts receivable; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; make recommendations on employee selection, promotion, discipline and development; provide employee training and input to employee performance appraisals.

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s taxation and accounts receivable systems including the preparation and collection of annual Property Tax billings, monthly, annual and other billings for subdivisions, strata plans and changes in ownership or renters; ensure related master index files are balanced and maintained to reflect changes.

Respond to enquiries from the public, staff and outside agencies by providing related advice and guidance; interpret and explain legislation, bylaws, policies and regulations; compose correspondence and prepare reports and spreadsheets for financial analysis as required; participate on corporate committees as required.

Participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards of the accounts receivable; assist in the planning and implementation of new financial systems and recommend improvements to existing systems.

Perform related duties where qualified.

INDEPENDENCE
Work is performed according to established policies and procedures or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.

Issues such as deviations from policy and established procedure and changes in interpretation of legislation, bylaws and policies are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.

Issues such as major system changes and staffing matters are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:

Touch keying on calculator. (occasional)
Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (occasional)

Mental Effort:
Meet accounting and project deadlines. (frequent) Deal with complaints and negative comments. (rare)
Short periods of intense concentration while performing calculations and analysis. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (frequent)

Work Environment:
Office.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Understand and apply accounting techniques related to municipal accounting. Interpret related legislation and registration.
Organize and prioritize the work of a section. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Advanced level operation of current City of Victoria financial and spreadsheet programs.

QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.
Completion of third year equivalency of CPA, CPA-CA, CPA- CGA, CPA-CMA (3 years)

Experience:
4 years of experience in computerized accounting, with full cycle property taxation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER:
Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations. May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 35 hrs/week
$44.48 per hour, Pay Grade 15 Job Code # 4228
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca


Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: January 2, 2020, 3:22 pm
Expires: January 30, 2020, 4:30 pm