Metro Vancouver – Join us in our commitment to provide services and solutions to one of the world’s most livable regions. We deliver service excellence in the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing, and community engagement to over 2.4 million residents. We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; a municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and varied opportunities for professional growth and development. Our Finance Department is currently seeking a:
Liaises with, advises and assists client departments on financial control procedures and policies, business issues and processes; ensures compliance with corporate and financial policies, procedures and legislation; as required, assists in or conducts special studies, prepares ad hoc reports, and designs and presents workshops on financial matters.
Analyzes, summarizes and prepares a variety of financial information such as operating and capital budgets, long-range plans, financial reports, statements, returns, and year-end working papers; assists in determining clients’ debt requirements for capital budgets; coordinates deadlines for budget submissions; monitors and analyzes accounts for accuracy and reliability and reports variances in revenue and capital budgets; detects, analyzes and reports on problems of a financial reporting nature and expedites remedial action; initiates follow-up procedures as required.
Recommends and develops new systems, procedures, accounting structures and reporting schedules to improve reporting and control processes, safeguard assets, and meet clients’ needs; evaluates and reports to a superior on the impact of policy or procedure changes; identifies internal control problems and recommends solutions in conjunction with internal audit group.
Performs related work as required.
Professional degree in accounting (CPA) and considerable experience in budget preparation and analysis and financial control work or fund accounting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Registration in a professional accounting society (CPA).
Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and by-laws applicable to client departments and corporate entities.
Thorough knowledge of public sector budget principles and practices, including program budgeting concepts and applications.
Thorough knowledge of public sector accounting principles and practices, including modern reporting and cost control procedures.
Sound knowledge of the structure, organization and functions of the Metro Vancouver entities and departments.
Some knowledge of computerized data processing systems.
Ability to analyze and interpret various financial, budget, accounting and cost control information and data and to develop logical solutions to problems related to financial and business processes, budget variance and financial reporting.
Ability to prepare a variety of financial reports related to the work performed.
Ability to assist in developing, organizing, maintaining and improving a comprehensive budget and cost control program.
Ability to deal tactfully with all levels of staff and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to work with minimal supervision on specific projects.
Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by February 27, 2018.
While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.