Finance Coordinator Job at City of Kawartha Lakes in Kawartha Lakes, ON

Job Brief

Responsible for coordination of financial matters related to operating and capital functions and ministry programs

CUPE 855 Inside

Employment Status:
Permanent Full time

Duration (if temporary):

Open To:
Internal/External Applicant(s)

Closing Date:

Job Title Finance Coordinator

Wage $28.29 – $34.60 (2020)

Reports To Supervisor, Financial Services and Treasurer

Department Corporate Services

Location Financial Services

Hours Normal working hours are 35 hours per week

Other General office environment

Job Description

Administer general accounting functions for various City departments in collaboration with staff and Finance supervisor

Conduct monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliation of various accounts, investigate variances and implement corrective adjustments

Analyze data, research and forecast trends that may impact future costs; review full entitlements from funding sources, report anomalies to supervisor

Compile information outlining the financial activity of grant programs including municipal drains

Issue monthly billings, including calculations to municipal partners and Provincial and Federal agencies, record and release security deposits and Letters of Credit, balance receipts; produce required documentation and ensure upload to the City accounting system

Produce and present financial reports to operating managers, Directors, Agencies and Boards ensuring accurate and timely external reporting to funding sources

Compile year-end working papers and statements, month end closing checklists, journal vouchers and reports; acting as primary contact for all audit queries

Monitor and audit internal controls and financial policies

Troubleshoot and resolve database software issues in cooperation with Information Technology staff; addressing concerns, testing enhancements / upgrades, recommending improvements, ensuring support and training to all users

Assist in budget preparation of operating and capital budgets and ministry programs

Write draft Standard Operating Procedures resulting from continual business process review including documentation of scope and implementation for audit purposes

Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills/ Education Required

Post-secondary degree in accounting or business administration

Minimum 5 years of related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment

Experience with Provincially funded programs in a municipal finance department

Accounting designation such as Certified General Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Chartered Accountant or willingness to obtain

Working knowledge in budgeting, banking and general accounting functions

Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion

Proven client service competencies including strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships both within and outside the organization, active listening and questioning skills including common structured questioning techniques; ability to reason and troubleshoot, stress and conflict management skills, ability to provide detailed and accurate verbal and written technical guidance and support to clients

Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management

Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills including the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and work methodically and prioritize workload to meet multiple demands and deadlines effectively with minimal supervision

Demonstrated ability to understand and abide by municipal policies and procedures

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software

Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

About the Company

Company: City of Kawartha Lakes

Company Location:  Kawartha Lakes, ON

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