ACCOUNTING OFFICER

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Status:
Competition #: 2079 – 2019 B
Salary scale: $27.74 to $36.99
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Deadline: 20 December, 2019

Purpose of position

The work consists of performing various tasks related to the accounting of the budgetary and financial operations of municipal services or of a set of activities. In this context, the incumbent of the position has to make compilations, conduct analyses, and for various billings and contracts, research, verifications and follow-ups as part of the production of various reports and the issuance of purchase orders and invoices. He/she contributes to the reconciliation and balancing of the accounts related to the various tasks.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Accounting and Management Technology, or any other appropriate field.

Experience

  • Two (2), up to three (3) years, experience in a job enabling the applicant to become familiar with the employment position’s field.

EXAMPLES OF TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED

  1. Verify various accounting or other documents, confirm that they are prepared according to the requests, tender documents, and the established standards or agreements signed by various stakeholders;
  2. Record budget and/or financial transactions, such as: credits, expenses, revenues, commitments, balances, denunciations, quittance, etc. to the City’s accounting records; balance books, invoices, or others under his/her responsibility, prepare the appropriate entries, and ensure that the expenditures do not exceed the allocated appropriations;
  3. Prepare and certify accounting documents related to the payment of bills such as: supply requisitions, invoices from suppliers, etc;
  4. Analyze the various accounts under his/her responsibility, detect anomalies, make the appropriate corrections, and inform the Director of the concerned department of the situation.

Knowledge:

  • Accounting theory, principles, and practices;
  • Accountant practices;
  • Basic principles of reconciliation of accounts;
  • Journal entries;
  • Microsoft Office suite tools, advanced level;
  • Both languages (French, English) spoken and written.

Skills or abilities:

  • Prepare statistical and financial statements;
  • Analyze the budgets (adopted/committed and actual);
  • Provide quality customer service;
  • Write clear and accurate reports;
  • Plan and organise his/her work;
  • Show initiative and judgement.

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