City of Surrey

Accountant 1

The Accountant 1 is responsible for professional accounting, financial management and budget work as well as Finance Department duties which include projects, studies, operations and communications of some complexity in a deadline driven and fast paced environment.  Work is assigned, supervised and reviewed periodically by a professional supervisor.
This position will support the Property and Payment Services section within the Finance Department.  Duties include:
  • Preparation of budgets, corporate plans and studies
  • Controls, monitors, analyzes and reports on budgets versus actual revenues and expenditures
  • Provides professional accounting services such as audits, studies, reconciliations and reports
  • Prepares year end reports and assists with the preparation of financial statements
  • Makes recommendations for operational improvements in all areas of City operations
Applicants must have effective communication skills both orally and in writing, work independently and in a team environment as well as plan and organize assignments.  Thorough working knowledge of PC and computer applications; strong analytical and summarization skills as well as thorough accounting knowledge, including fund accounting is required.  Working knowledge of the Local Government Act, Community Charter and business law are an asset.
Qualifications include:
  • One year of directly related experience
  • Currently completing the final year of a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) Designation or an equivalent combination of university degrees and experience
Demonstrated ability, knowledge and experience necessary to perform duties of this degree of complexity

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Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: June 21, 2018, 1:38 pm
Expires: July 21, 2018, 4:30 pm