Port Coquitlam

Accounting Clerk II

Regular Full Time

Find out why our AMAZING employees love working for the City of Port Coquitlam!
Affectionately known as “PoCo”, we are an award winning organization made up of a
diverse and dedicated team of people who care deeply about the community they serve.
This is accounting work of moderate complexity involving a variety of functions in the processing and routine analysis of transactions and verification of various accounts. The incumbent performs account reconciliations and prepares journal entries; prepares and issues invoices; prepares and maintains a variety of records, files and specific year-end accounting working papers; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. An incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and action within established guidelines and procedures while policy matters and unusual problems are referred to a superior. Work is periodically checked by a superior for accuracy and conformance to established standards.

The qualifications for this position are:
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and principles involved in the posting, balancing, checking and processing of a variety of data.
  • Considerable knowledge of local government accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to inventories, receivables, financial instruments, debt, capital assets, and deferred revenues.
  • Ability to maintain sustained attention to detail and work to scheduled deadlines with high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to understand and process accounting tasks under general supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees, and provide general information in answer to inquiries.
  • Ability to represent the City in a positive manner.
  • Successful completion of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) pre-requisite education program modules 1-5 or equivalent education recognized by CPA Canada.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in an intermediate accounting role.
  • Intermediate to expert level proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to obtain a minimum of 70% on a City administered Financial Exam.
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply online by September 29, 2017 at quoting competition number #17-086e.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal record check.

Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: September 13, 2017, 3:31 pm
Expires: September 29, 2017, 4:00 pm