Financial Analyst I

5 days left

$73,113 to $96,799 annually
July 3, 2024
July 17, 2024
Job Sectors
Public Sector
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Student

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a temporary full-time Financial Analyst I in the Housing Services division. This temporary opportunity is for a period up to July 2025.

Job description


The Financial Analyst I (Housing Services) is responsible for analyzing and interpreting corporate financial policies, government legislation, accounting theory, and financial regulations as well as implementing and recommending policies, procedures, controls, and actions (i.e. GAAP, Program Funding, PSAB, audit requirements, Housing Services Act, provincial housing regulations, HST, various legal agreement financial requirements, etc.).

Essential responsibilities

  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s core values and competencies
  • Prepare studies, presentations, reports, and analysis for both internal and external users. (i.e., management, Council, government requirements, statistical reports, and business plans)
  • Establish and manage databases of pertinent information for use in analyzing future plans and forecast (i.e., Reserves, Debt, Tangible Capital Assets, Mortgages, Debentures, Loans)
  • Analyze financial statements (audited and unaudited), reports and accounting transactions to ensure compliance with GAAP and/or provincial reporting standards, corporate administrative and Council policies
  • Prepare year end transactions, review audit working papers, and various detailed supporting schedules
  • Participate in the review, evaluation, development and implementation of corporate financial systems, ensuring all internal controls are in place and effective
  • Analyze and ensures accurate financial input from all municipal divisions within the department. Review and approve all adjusting ledger entries prepared by other municipal staff and adjust as necessary to maintain compliance with government regulations and corporate policies
  • Utilize government reporting software for various government funding programs (i.e., various housing and/or homelessness prevention program funding)
  • Liaise with external auditors, all levels of management, consultants, Federal and Provincial government agencies regarding financial reporting, and private non profit and/or private non profit co-operative housing provider property managers, bookkeepers, accountants and auditors, as well as affordable housing owners and property managers
  • Provide financial training and financial software support to internal municipal staff of the department and externally to funded private non profit and/or private non profit co-operative property management, troubleshooting issues as they occur, creating ledger codes and making recommendations as to structure changes as required
  • Assist with Operational Reviews of housing provider operations and make comments, suggestions and recommendations to the Director on how the housing provider must or should improve their operations, as appropriate

Essential qualifications

  • University degree (preferably in an accounting, commerce, economic or other related program), with four (4) to six (6) years related experience
  • Financial accounting background and understanding of accounting practices and concepts in a municipal environment preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of all department policies, program legislation, budget transactions, and business processes to assist divisions if the department in their day to day activities
  • Ability to function well in a detail, deadline oriented environment with constant interruptions
  • Experience managing databases for use in analyzing future plans and forecast
  • Experience managing reserves, debt, tangible capitol assets, mortgages, debentures, loans
  • Experience analyzing financial statement, reports, and accounting transactions 
  • Experience with adjusting general ledger entries
  • Experience with program legislation, budget transactions, and business processes 
  • Knowledge of the following preferred:
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Public sector accounting board (PSAB)
  • Audit requirements
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
  • Working knowledge of the following software programs preferred:
  • JD Edwards (or similar ERP systems)
  • Questica (or similar budgeting software)
  • Reports Now (or similar database reporting software)
  • Municipal property tax software
  • Arcori (or similar property management software)
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or other similar software program) Certifications, memberships, licenses


    Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or enrollment in the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program an asset

    Work environment/hours of work

  • This position works indoors
  • This position works weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent no longer requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Although it is not mandatory to be vaccinated, it is highly encouraged.

    Driver’s licence/vehicle requirements

    Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's licence with a reliable motor vehicle is preferred.

    Background check requirements

    Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to commencement of employment. A background check may include the following: education/certification verification and employment reference check. Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) prior to commencement of employment.

    Essential physical and/or safety requirements

  • Sitting: constant sitting in a chair; infrequent vehicle seat (sitting at workstation for long period of time, exceeding 60 minutes)
  • Hands: constant fine finger dexterity (movement), mousing (writing tools, calculator, computer, mouse, keyboard for long periods of time, exceeding 60 minutes)


    This temporary full-time position will receive 15% in lieu of benefits (which includes group benefits, statutory & non-statutory holidays, and non-enrolment in OMERS) and 4% vacation pay. Where a permanent employee is receiving benefits and is the successful candidate for a temporary vacancy, benefits will remain as per the policy manual. 

     MAG Compensation

    This position has been temporarily approved for the Market Adjustment Grid (MAG) due to a combination of eligibility criteria, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. The temporary adjusted annual salary range for this position will be $88,688 to $96,799 (based on grade 8 of the 2024 MAG).

    The Full-time Non-union (FTNU) salary range is $73,113 to $82,646. Based on the skills, qualifications and performance of the successful candidate, they will be placed at a progression step between the FTNU job minimum ($73,113) and the MAG job rate ($96,799).

    Applying for this opportunity

    Resumes must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. To apply, please visit:


     The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

     Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.