Finance Analyst

About Us
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.
Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Job ID: 1293 (External)
Pay Class: Salary
Days of Work: Monday to Friday
Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Position Overview
Performs skilled accounting and clerical tasks of a relatively complex nature under the limited supervision of a Finance Supervisor or Manager. The incumbent is responsible for exercising judgment in matters of technical detail and maintaining the confidentiality of all corporate information, while exercising courtesy and diplomacy in explaining procedures and policies and communicating effectively to members of the public and staff. The work generally involves preparing and analyzing financial information such as business analytics, supporting the development and analysis of business cases, ad-hoc reports and analysis, providing information for cash forecasting, and preparing correspondence and answering inquiries. Errors are not easily detected and could result in the provision of incorrect information to staff or members of the public. The incumbent acts as a liaison between the Corporate Services Department and other staff or members of the public and provides assistance and training as required. The incumbent must be self-motivated, take initiative, and work independently. A high degree of organizational skills for determining work routines is required. Occasional pressures of volume of work and deadlines may occur on the job.

  1. Assists Finance Coordinators and other stakeholders in financial matters including budgets and various finance projects.
  2. Prepares and provides information and interpretation of City finance procedures to internal and external customers
  3. Verifies documents and records for completeness and accuracy, identifies and investigates discrepancies, and takes corrective action when necessary.
  4. Checks and verifies source data for entry into accounting records and assists with and completes the maintenance and reconciliation of several complex subledger accounts across all finance departments.
  5. Assist with problem solving and makes recommendations regarding changes to the accounting system and procedures. 
  6. Reviews and verifies general ledger, project, and budget variance reports to ensure they are in balance and the information is accurate and complete. 
  7. Prepares individual account and project reconciliations from the general ledger and applicable subledgers as requested. 
  8. Prepares various financial reports and statistical returns for government agencies and other City departments, including monthly, quarterly, and year-end working papers for the annual audit. 
  9. Proactively identifies opportunities to enhance operational reporting and organizational understanding of various financial conditions.
  10. Prepares journal entries and works with data to create inter-departmental charges. 
  11. Creates, reviews, and updates process documents as required to existing and new departmental processes. 
  12. Performs accounting related to assets, including the recording of additions, disposals, and amortization. 
  13. Assists and provides input into the set-up and maintenance of accounting systems, business units, and object codes. 
  14. Assists in the coordination of accounting programs such as corporate purchasing cards, work orders, grant allocations, capital resource allocations, collections, etc. 
  15. Assists in researching, testing, troubleshooting, and documenting set-up changes and upgrades of various financial software packages. 
  16. Provides training for managers and staff in the use of various financial software applications, processes, and procedures. 
  17. Provides relief for various Finance Analyst and Finance Coordinator positions in the Corporate Services Department, which may involve working at other City locations. 
  18. Performs related duties as required.
  1. Considerable knowledge of financial accounting practices and department regulations and procedures.
  2. Considerable knowledge of financial and accounting software for the purpose of performing testing, training others, and integrating other software programs used by municipal organizations.
  3. Considerable knowledge of the operation and use of office equipment such as calculators, computers, printers, photocopiers, etc.
  4. Ability to interpret and understand data and produce journal entries as required.  
  5. Ability to maintain sustained attention to detail.
  6. Ability to interpret legislative and legal documentation as applicable to work.
  7. Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with the public and members of staff.
  8. Ability to tailor communications effectively across multiple levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.
  1. Accounting designation - Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
  2. Previous experience in document and records management, large enterprise resource programs (ERP), and public sector work, including working with software applications.
  3. Previous experience with municipal financial and accounting processes.
  4. Previous supervisory experience.
  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. Completion of a business-focused degree from an accredited university or post secondary institution, including the completion of management accounting, financial accounting, statistical, and economic courses.
  3. Completion of computer courses or experience in advanced Word and Excel as demonstrated through testing. 60% pass rate required.
  4. Minimum two years’ previous accounting experience that includes ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and working with electronic applications and software programs.
  5. Experience in advanced alphanumeric data entry skills as demonstrated through testing.
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Department: Corporate Services
Position Type: Permanent full-time
Reports To: Financial Planning Manager
City: Kamloops
Province: British Columbia [BC]
Country: Canada [CA]
Position: CUPE Salary
Hourly Wage: $31.95*
Closing Date: 8/24/2018

Compensation & Benefits Overview
**this is a new classification and the pay grade is subject to agreement between the employer and the Union.
Comprehensive benefits package available.
Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.

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Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: August 10, 2018, 2:37 pm
Expires: August 24, 2018, 4:00 pm