JOB TITLE: Accountant
DEPARTMENT: CORPORATE SUPPORT SERVICES
POSTING NUMBER - 105733
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
JOB STATUS & DURATION: Temporary 12-months
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hour workweek
LOCATION: Hybrid Model – when working onsite, you will report to the location of City Hall.
SALARY GRADE: 8
SALARY RANGE: 1ST STEP: $73,473.40 per annum
2ND STEP: $77,350.00 per annum
JOB RATE: $81,426.80 per annum
JOB TYPE: Union
POSTING DATE: November 15, 2023
CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2023
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reports to Supervisor, Accounting, Prepares and analyses a variety of financial statements, reports and related documentation for internal and external stakeholders as it relates to the Current, Reserve and Trust Funds. Responsible for the data compilation and analysis of all asset data inventory to ensure compliance with the revised Public Sector Accounting Board’s financial reporting standards (PSAB 3150).
- Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the City’s bank accounts. This often requires coordination with other departments. Responsible for the preparation, analysis and the timely and accurate entry of the City’s financial information into the General Ledger. Ensure that journal entries are accurate and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) as well as the City’s policies and procedures. Prepare and analyze annual Financial Statements and Financial Information Return schedules to be used by internal and external stakeholders. Prepare and analyze various monthly, quarterly and annual reports for all City funds. Reports must be accurate and timely as they are distributed to all levels of management. Provide information for Statistics Canada Quarterly Surveys. Compile and analyze Annual Statistics Canada Report. Analyze monthly balance sheet accounts. Obtain backup, investigate issues and take necessary corrective action. Analysis requires communication with various departments as well as third parties. Responsible for chart field maintenance in the PeopleSoft General Ledger and Project Costing modules. Prepare monthly and annual government statutory remittances including but not limited to the Employer Health Tax (EHT) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Review A/P Payment Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Invoices for correct coding and asset classification. In conjunction with Payroll, process payroll journals via the PeopleSoft Financial and HRMS system interface. Process monthly employee Meal and Mileage Allowances. Responsible for the maintenance of employee and external vendors in the PeopleSoft Financial system. Responsible for the administration of the City’s travel request and reimbursement process while ensuring the adherence of the corporate policies and guidelines. Process financial transactions for internal and external investments in the General Ledger and analyze related balance sheet accounts. Responsible for the creation of project id’s and set up project information in the PeopleSoft Project Costing module. Capital Budget analysis and upload. Generate reports on asset cost and depreciation. Provide all ad hoc reports related to tangible capital assets. Process and analyze asset inventory information submitted by operating departments. Analyze project costs to determine the correct accounting treatment. Provide input on policies and business procedures related to Tangible Capital Asset accounting. Provide ongoing training to operating departments on Tangible Capital Asset financial policies and procedures through formal training sessions. Prepare accounting data for year-end Tangible Capital Asset schedules. Will be required to take corrective action when required.
Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.
- High School (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of three to four years in Economics, Finance or equivalent. Over two (2) years, up to and including four (4) years of related experience. Completion of CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) PREP or 4th level CGA (Certified General Accountant) or completion of all eligibility required topics for CMA (Certified Management Accountant) entrance examination or equivalent.
- Strong knowledge of PeopleSoft Accounts Payable, Purchasing, General Ledger, Asset Management and Project Costing modules and PSAB/GAAP.
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service. Demonstrated time management skill.
**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
Interview: Our recruitment process may be completed with video conference technology.
As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment by quoting reference # 105733 November 30, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
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